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Hale Parish Council



Village Litter Pick

Hale Parish Council and the National Trust will be co-ordinating a litter pick on Saturday 23rd November, beginning at the Village Hall at 10am and finishing at 1pm. We welcome all volunteers for however much time you can spare. Litter pickers, bags  and high viz jackets will be supplied. If you would like more information please contact the HPC Clerk



The next meeting of Hale Parish Council will be held on Tuesday 1st October at 7.00pm in Hale Village Hall. All are welcome. 

**1st SEPT - NEW PARISH CLERK Please welcome and support your new clerk, Mrs Amanda Johnson. Email contact details remain unchanged - - postal address and telephone numbers are updated on 'The Council' tab**


As part of its work to consider the provision of a small number of affordable houses within Hale, the Parish Council has produced a document setting out a number of practical and structural considerations that will be used when assessing any requests for support from Hale Parish Council. Community engagement has to date been facilitated by the Hale Housing Consulting Group which was set up by Hale Parish Council and open to all residents. The recommendations of Hale Housing Consulting Group have been considered in detail as part of the process of production of this document which was presented to Hale Parish Council for formal approval and adoption at the Parish Council meeting on 3rd Sept 2019.


CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE CONDITIONS DOCUMENT   adobe icon HPC Conditions for affordable housing support Sept 2019 [244kb]


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.  Parishioners are very welcome to attend all Council meetings and the Annual Parish Assembly.