Best Kept Village Award Prize Money

Havenstreet  won the Medium Village Category in the 2014 Best Kept Village competition. Congratulations to all Havenstreet residents.

The  awards ceremony, attended by Parish Council Chair, Veronica Hattersley,  was on 25th September.  She was presented with a plaque, and a prize of £150. The Parish Council will decide how to spend the prize money at it’s meeting on 6th November. If you have any views/ideas, please email or telephone the Clerk before the meeting.

AGM and Annual Parish Meeting

The AGM of the Parish Council and the Annual Parish Meeting is on 8 May 2014

Please click on the links BELOW to see your invitation and agendas:

Parish Meeting agenda 8 May 2014

AGM agenda 8 May 2014

Parish Meeting Invitation

Steam Railway Season Ticket Offer

The IOW Steam Railway is again making their season ticket offer available to Havenstreet and Ashey residents.

Please click on the link below to see the details:

IWSR Residents Season Tickets 2014

Christmas 2013

Below are photo’s of the Christmas Tree Festival at St Peter’s Church, and the flooding under the railway bridge. photo Xmas photo Flooding

Remembrance Day 2013

Havenstreet and Ashey Parish Council held a service at the memorial above Havenstreet. Photo 1 shows Reader Hillary Spurgeon, conducting the service, flanked by two buglers – William Dixon in the Air Cadets uniform, and James Dixon in the Newport Boys Brigade uniform. The service was attended by Chairman Veronica Hattersley, and Clerk Chris Binnie, who jointly read out the names of the Havenstreet fallen; and by several parishioners.
At the British Legion Service held at Ashey Cemetery, Howard Johnson laid a wreath on behalf of Havenstreet and Ashey Parish Council – photo 2;  and at the morning service at St Peters Church, Havenstreet, Vice-Chairman Nick Mills also laid a wreath on behalf of Havenstreet and Ashey Parish Council.

August 2013 Newsletter

Please click the link for the latest newsletter      Newsletter Website

Isle of Wight Council Elections – 2nd May 2013

The Isle of Wight Council election for the Havenstreet, Ashey and Haylands ward has been won by Havenstreet and Ashey Parish Councilor,  Conrad  Gauntlet (Conservative). He polled 287 votes. Second was the previous Councillor, Vanessa Churchman (Independent),with  249; third Kim Joyce (UKIP) with 194, and fourth Malcom Ross (Lib Dem), with 129.

Former Havenstreet and Ashey Parish Councillor, Bob Blezzard (Independent) also won the Sandown North seat.

Chair, Veronica Hattersley, on behalf of the Parish Council, extends congratulations to Conrad and Bob on their successes, and wishes to thank Vanessa for all her hard work for Havenstreet and Ashey  during her tenure as ward Councillor.


Your Parish Needs You – volunteer bus drivers needed – full training given



Do you have a few hours a week to spare to contribute to the “Big Society” as a Volunteer Bus Driver in the Havenstreet and Wootton Bridge area? We are looking for people to take on this important role from September 2012. Previous experience is desirable but not essential as full training will be given leading to the award of a PSV licence.

for more information, please contact:


Val Cooper, Parish Clerk, Wootton Bridge Parish Council – Tel: 01983 884555



Rachel Brown, Parish Clerk, Havenstreet & Ashey Parish Council – Tel: 01983 245904

Councillors support re-opening of Smallbrook Junction railway building 21 years on

Isle of Wight Steam Railway successfully applied for funding from the LEADER fund to improve facilities at two termini.   the official opening of Wootton Station improvements took place a few weeks ago, and today was the turn of the Smallbrook Junction building, opened by Chris Green.

Chris is a legend within the railway industry.   It was he who “found” the funding to build Smallbrook Junction Station when the Steam Railway was extended eastwards by 3.5 miles.   The construction of the station was a challenge because of the total lack of road or footpath access to the site.   All building materials and engineering plant had to be brought by rail from Havenstreet.   Chris formally opened the new station on Saturday 20th July 1991.   After privatisation of the railways in 1994, Chris briefly left the industry, but returned to head up Virgin Trains for Richard Branson.   Although now retired, Chris is still very active within the railway industry, undertaking various projects.   He is also one of the Patrons of the Isle of Wight Steam Railway.   Who better to re-open the Station Building, 21 years on?

As you can see, the opening coincided with the Steam railway’s Thomas the Tank Engine event, and guests travelled back to Havenstreet Station on a very friendly train!


Chris Green cuts the ribbon at Smallbrook Junction



Parish Meeting

An invitation from

Councillor Veronica Hattersley, Chairman


to the

Parish Meeting


Thursday 24th May 2012

To be held in the Calbourne Room, Isle of Wight Steam Railway, Havenstreet

Immediately preceded by the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council

 At 7:00 pm

Guest Speaker:

Keith Newbury

The Absurdities of the English Language

Please RSVP to the Parish Clerk:

Rachel Brown

Tel. 01983 245904

Full agenda for the Parish Meeting

May 24 Parish meeting Agenda

Full Agenda for the Annual Parish Council Meeting

Agenda for Annual Parish Council Meeting

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