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Hale Parish Council

The next meeting of the Planning Committee and of Hale Parish Council is on Tuesday 3 July 2018 in Hale Village Hall at 7:00pm and 7.30pm.  All are welcome to attend.   

Hale Housing Needs

Our thanks to those of you who took the time to complete and return the Hale Housing Needs survey sent out by New Forest District Council.  Action Hants has collated the information from the responses received and a copy of the report is attached here.  adobe icon Hale Housing Needs Survey Report by Action Hants [1Mb]  If you prefer you will find a paper copy at the School and in the Hall.  They are large documents so please do only take one per household in the interests of cost and use of paper. 

The Hale Village Community Land Trust - the CLT - held a public meeting at 7pm on 21 April at the Village Hall.  A copy of the CLT Rules can be found here.  adobe icon CLT Rules - April 2018 [148kb]


Welcome to Hale, a small village in the north west of the New Forest.  Lying partly along the River Avon and partly on the Hampshire/Wiltshire border, Hale is a scattered community with the centre of the village being Hatchet Green.  This delightful open space, enjoyed by residents and visitors alike is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Conservation Area. The Green, often grazed by wild ponies, is surrounded by pretty thatched cottages. It is here you will find the modern Village Hall adjacent to the Victorian school building, home to the flourishing and very successful Hale Primary School. Nearby is the modern sculpture that was erected to mark the Millennium.

Other notable landmarks in the village are Hale Park House, rebuilt in about 1715, St Mary's Church and Hale Purlieu, a stunning common in the New Forest, owned and managed by The National Trust. There are 260 properties within the Parish boundary and a population of approximately 470.

History of Hale Parish Council

An informal meeting of Parishioners of Hale took place on 4 December 1894. It was proposed that a formal second meeting be called on 20 December 1894 to determine whether an application should be made for a Parish Council. At that second meeting it was resolved that an application be made to the County Council for a Parish Council in Hale. Such application was successful and the first Parish Councillors were elected on 27 May 1895.

Present day - Hale Parish Council

The Parish Council and its Planning Committee each meet 11 times a year on the first Tuesday in the month, except in August. The Annual Parish Assembly takes place in April each year. All the meetings are held at Hale Village Hall by Hatchet Green and start at 7pm for Planning and 7.30pm for the full Parish Council meeting (unless there is no planning meeting in which case it is 7pm).  Parishioners are very welcome to attend all Council meetings and the Annual Parish Assembly.

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