Issued on behalf of the Parish Council, The Parochial Church Council and the Village Association. The Parish Council Chairman: Charles Milner-Williams 773546; Councillors Ray Bradbury, John Davis, Jonas Fieldhouse, Janet Graham, Judy Saunders and Mike Windsor. Parish Clerk Mrs Heather Bourner 773976. email@example.com All meetings offer public participation. Annual Parish Assembly in May each year. The Parish Council complies fully with the Freedom of Information Act and the Localism Act 2011.
Test Valley Borough Council (TVBC) Our District Councillors: Mrs Ellie Charnley (Shipton Bellinger) 01980 842695 firstname.lastname@example.org and Phil Lashbrook (Amesbury Road) 773588 email@example.com. Hampshire County Council Our County Councillor: Mrs Pat West 339880. firstname.lastname@example.org Member of Parliament: Our MP: . The Thruxton Times Monthly newsletter published by the Parish Council. Editor: John McKenzie 772788. Parish Church (St Peter and St Paul) Rector: The Revd Canon Dr Ian Tomlinson 772414. Assistant Priest (resident): Churchwardens: Mrs Christine Barrett 772904 and The Bell-ringers: During the vacancy for a secretary please contact John McKenzie 772788. De Fakto Choir: Mrs Margaret Milner-Williams 773546 "Seven Whole Days" quarterly Church-based newsletter covering the 5 parishes in the Benefice. Also gives details of forthcoming church services. Village Association (VAA) All village residents are members. It runs the Village Fête, The Flower and Produce Show, progressive dinner parties and other activities to raise money for local causes. Chairman: Charles Milner-Williams 773546. S The VA has published the Thruxton Appraisal (3rd edition) which gives a wonderful review and history of Thruxton from the distant past to (almost) the present day and examines social trends between 1981 and 2009. Copies have been distributed to all households in the village and a very few copies remain. The VA also runs the Thruxton Village website www.thruxtonvillage.com. This site is developing and needs your input. Local businesses can advertise and news and events are advertised and reported. This is our window to the world. Most of the village organisations listed in this information sheet feature on this site. Primary (C of E) School 772297 Head: Chairman of Governors Mrs Margaret Rome 772755. Admin Officer: Mrs Jane Rimmington. Contact the Parent Teachers Association through the School Admin Office. Bright Futures Pre-school Group: Based in Kimpton Village Hall. Contact 771583 Thruxton War Memorial Hall: Chairman of Trustees: Mrs Margaret Milner Williams Bookings: Mrs Margaret Davis 772711.
Gardening Club: Meets last Wednesday each month with illustrated talks and visits. Contact Mrs Gill Bally 772896. Line Dancing Group: Weekly sessions on Tuesday evenings at 7:15pm. Contact Pam Shadick 324389. Children’s Ballet Classes: Saturdays and more. Contact Louise Vincent 07970 749221 Ballroom and Latin Dancing: Mondays. Contact Alex Hixon 07917 292824 Thruxton Art Club: A painting group. Meets in a member’s home, 2nd and 4th Thursday each month. Full details from Gill Bally 772896 3 Villages Sports Trust: Our local team in the Hampshire Sunday Morning League is Kimpton/Thruxton/Fyfield (KTF). Organising football training for youngsters. Meets on the sports field at the top of Stanbury Road. An annual cricket match and other sporting and social events. Contact Bill Brewer 772909, or Steve Oliver 772879. Allotments Association: Looking after the allotments on the eastern edge of the village. There is currently a waiting list. Thruxton residents take priority. Contact Charles Milner-Williams 773546. Mobile Library: Every four weeks on the Tuesday afternoons at between 1435 and 1505 at the Hall where the WI serve tea and cakes between 1430 and 1530. Contact Mrs Jen Best at email@example.com Thruxton Post OfficeJust outside the Parish at Weyhill Nursery, Amesbury Road. Neil and Chris Harvey 771717. Weekdays 0900 -1730. Saturday 0900 - 1200. All normal Post Office business including cash withdrawals, foreign currency, car tax renewal, payment of bills, some garden supplies, stationery and cards. The George Inn White Horse Inn A warm welcome from Elle Ribbans, John Ford and Norelle the chef. Opening Times Mon – Sat 11a.m. until late, Sundays 11 a.m.- 6.00 p.m. Thruxton Airfield773186 Air Traffic Controller 772352. Admin 772171. There are several independent and useful companies based on and around the airfield. Thruxton Circuit (BARC) The home of Formula 3, and of one of the best Kart tracks in England as well as much else! 882200. Office is at the rear of the grandstand. Chief Executive: Denis Carter. MD: Bill Coombes. Thruxton Motor Sports Centre 882222. Circuit Supporters Club: Membership is for bona fide Village residents and gives free entry and parking to race meetings. Applications forms are obtained from the circuit and must be authenticated by the village representative Charles Milner-Williams 773546. Lains Shooting School Offers tuition in gun etiquette and safety. Also Clay pigeon shooting and first rate dog training classes. Contact Howard and Annette Kirby 8894 Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator: Charles Milner-Williams 773546 Police Andover is the nearest local police station, but officers and PCSOs regularly patrol the village. Police contact is best made via the 0845 045 45 45, or 101 numbers for non-emergency matters or anything suspicious, but always to use 999 for real emergencies. Buses to Andover Pick up from the two bus shelters and run approximately 8 times per day. A Stagecoach service 0870 608 2608. Travel information booklets are issued by Test Valley Borough Council.
Emergency Plumber: Shape Contractor Mob 07554 425995 or 01980 601223 Andover Hospital 358811 Has a Minor Injuries Unit open every day 0830 - 2130. Blood tests and X Rays (except emergency ones) by appointment through GPs. Dentists There are a number of dental practices in Andover, though like elsewhere, some are reluctant to accept new patients, especially under NHS terms. Try The Tidworth Dental Practice on 01980 847600 Local GPs There are local practices in Ludgershall, Tidworth and Andover. Your exact postcode may determine which one will accept you as new patients. Try The Castle Practice on 790356 or 01980 842261 Newspaper Delivery Ring SCT Trading 01202 581082. Milk Delivery Ring Dairy Crest 01722 415567. Oil Delivery If you order from Wessex Petroleum 0800 9806175 and quote ref 777 they will automatically make a donation of £25 per 5000 litres delivered to the village each half year to our Village Hall funds. Wheelie Bins Emptied on Mondays (except one day later after Bank Holidays). Alternative Bin Collection in operation; household rubbish one week; recyclables the next. Green bags for garden waste available from TVBC at a cost. Collected fortnightly on Thursday (same week as recyclables). Ring 368000 for more information. General Information (relevant to the wider Andover area) There is a very useful information "block" published in every Friday edition of the Andover Advertiser. Test Valley Borough Council 368000 can also be used as a source, as can Hampshire County Council 01962 841841. A very few copies of the Thruxton Appraisal, a fascinating history of the village and comparative social surveys from 1981 to 2009 are available for sale at £5.00 a copy. See the Village Association paragraph overleaf. Charles Milner-Williams and John McKenzie accept responsibility for this Information Sheet and hope that there are no errors or significant omissions. Inevitably, some information becomes out of date almost as soon as it is published so please keep an eye on issues of the Thruxton Times for any changes.
John McKenzie 772788 Charles Milner Williams 773546