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Please click here for the job advert. Please send some details to Sarah Smith, Parish Clerk, if you would like to apply by 26th July (



Please contact the office or see the Pavilion tab for more information (currently under construction).



Following the uncontested election on 2nd May, we say a sad farewell to five LPC Councillors - Sue Halstead,  Angela Wright, Brian Mayo, Francis MacNamara and Katy O'Malley.

The Parish Council expresses its thanks to outgoing Members and notes in particular the length of service and significant contribution of Sue Halstead who has served as Parish Councillor in many roles since 1983 from Chairman to the Council to Chairman of Planning, followed by Brian Mayo who has served since 2004, serving as Chairman of Buildings, Grounds, Finance and also playing a key role in delivery of the new Liss Pavilion; and Angela Wright who has served on the Council since 2010 most notably as Chairman of Finance and guru on environmental matters.

Liss Parish Council looks forward to welcoming two new Members - Cyndie Edwards and Ian James.

There are three vacancies for new Councillors -please get in touch if you are interested! 



We welcome Liz Ford to the Parish Office team as Responsible Finance Officer. Liz took up post on 1st April and , following a period of induction, we will let Dick Bowery escape after many years of valuable service. We will be sorry to see Dick go but we are happy to have Liz on board!



Elections for all Town and Parish Councils will be held on 2nd May 2019. The notice of election will be published on 22nd March 2019. Nominations for councillors, whether existing or new candidates, need to be submitted to EHDC by 3pm on Wednesday 3rd April 2019. Further details and the forms can be found on the EHDC website by clicking here. Please contact the Parish Office for more information on the role of Parish Councillor.



Liss Parish Council set out a proposed Action Plan for the coming Council year at the Annual Parish Meeting on 20th March. The Chairman welcomed comments on the action plan and advised that it would be open for consultation until the meeting of Council on 20th May 2019 at which the plan would be considered for adoption. Please click here for a copy of the proposed plan.

Members of the public are be welcome to attend this Council meeting, or any other Council meeting, to make representation. Alternatively, comments can be sent to the Parish Clerk on




The Chairman of the Parish Council, Roger Hargreaves, had great pleasure in presenting the Good Villager of the Year Award 2019 to Ros Humphreys at the Annual Parish Meeting on 20th March. Mrs Humphreys received the trophy in recognition of the numerous and varied voluntary roles she had undertaken in and for the community of Liss. 




Tescos in Liss closed on Saturday 12th January for store refit and will re-open Wednesday 30th January at 6am.

A pop up shop will be open outside the store selling a limited range of items from Tuesday 15th January 8am - 7pm daily until Tuesday 29th January at 2pm. 



The Liss Post Office will be temporarily closed during refurbishment of the retail side of the Tesco store. It will re-open on Wednesday 30th January at 8am.

Details of alternative branches: 

 - Rogate Post Office, West Street, Rogate, GU51 5HQ (open Monday to Friday: 9am - 5.30pm, Saturday: 9am - 12.30pm)

- Petersfield Post Office, 29 The Square, Petersfield, GU32 3HG (open Monday to Friday: 9am - 5.30pm, Saturday: 9am - 12.30pm)

- Liss Forest Mobile Post Office Service, Layby on Temple Road, Liss, GU33 7BS (open Tuesday: 2 - 4pm, Wednesday: 1.45 - 2.45pm)

- Rake Post Office, Wyevale Garden Centre, London Road, Rake, GU33  7JH (open Tuesday: 2-5pm, Thursday: 9am - 12pm) 

- Greatham Post Office, Village Hall, Petersfield Road, Greatham, GU33 6EY (open Tuesday: 2.30 - 4.30pm, Thursday: 9.30am - 11.30am) .



Nominations welcome in writing by 18th February - the award is made in recognition of an individual's contribution to the community of Liss of an extended or important voluntary nature by way of service t a single organisation or to several groups. The award will be made at the Annual Parish Meeting on Wednesday 20th March 2019.



Please note that the Liss Parish Council office will close at 2pm on Thursday 20th December and will re-open at 10am on Wednesday 2nd January 2019.

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a best wishes for 2019! 




The next session is Wednesday 26th September. No appointment necessary, just drop-in for advice. If you cannot make this time, advice is available via their website:, or via telephone: 03444 111306.


The new Liss Pavilion: The site has been cleared for the construction of the new Pavilion. Check the Liss Pavilion Development Committee tab for updates and photos or follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@LissCouncil) for regular updates. 23/7/18.

LPC Staff

Frances Cook is now Assistant Clerk. Her responsibilities remain as before although she will play a more important role in supporting the Clerk. Paul Knibbs is now the sole Groundsman, supported by a  team of contractors in maintaining LPC grounds. 25.07.18


*STOP PRESS*: Pavilion project given the go-ahead

At its meeting on 18th June, Council approved the signing of the contract with Tildan Construction for the construction of the new Liss Pavilion. Council also agreed the budget and considered other key issues for the delivery of the project. Demolition will commence early in July. 20/06/18


Staff and councillor movements 

We said a sad farewell to our full-time Groundsman, Luke Mannerings, last week . Luke had been employed with LPC for several years and was an asset in managing the grounds. At its meeting on Monday, Council expressed its thanks to Luke for his service. 20/06/18

LPC is pleased to welcome new councillor, Nick Wilson, who was co-opted as Councillor for the Liss ward by Council on 18th June. Nick brings a wealth of experience and we look forward to working with him. 20/06/18


Free Advice from Citizens Advice

Liss Parish Council is pleased to announce that Citizens Advice are opening their monthly advice outreach on 27th June 2018 at the Triangle Centre in Liss. The outreach will be monthly on the last Wednesday of each month from 2pm to 4pm. No appointment is needed.


Liss Parish Council Received Award in National Scheme

Liss Parish Council has received a prestigious award as part of the Local Council Award Scheme.  This achievement recognises that the Parish Council meets a set of standards to deliver effectively for its community, in governance, community engagement and council improvement.  Moreover, the Parish Council has policies for training its Councillors and officers and so has the foundations for further improvement and development in place.

The Local Council Award Scheme is a peer assessed programme that has been designed to both provide the tools and encouragement to improve as well as promoting and recognising councils that are at the cutting edge of the sector.  

According to the National Association of Local Councils, Liss Parish Council and other local councils like it, are at the front line of the government's localism agenda and are doing as much as they can to deliver services whilst being efficient and cost-effective.

Liss Parish Council's own Chairman, Roger Hargreaves, said he was "delighted to have received the recognition that Liss Parish Council is meeting the high standards set by the parish council sector.  It's very rewarding to be recognised for all that we do for our community". 


Pavilion Project Update - 1st May 2018

At the Liss Parish Council meeting of 30th April 2018, it was RESOLVED to seek the approval of the Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to apply for a loan of £500,000 up to 25 years to fund the new Liss Pavilion. The annual loan repayments will come to around £27,510 a year. These will be repaid from precept budget. If you have any views or opinions you wish to feed in, or any queries, please e-mail the Clerk.



68% of respondents voted in favour of a small increase the Council Tax precept to help deliver the community pavilion!

Liss Parish Council will now meet next Monday to consider seeking the approval of the Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to make an application to the Public Works Loan Board for a loan of up to £500,000 to enable delivery of the facility.


A collection of 10 walks Exploring the Environs of Liss – Reduced from £3.50 to £3.00 a set.

Available from the Liss Parish Council office, behind the Village Hall. Open Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 10am -2pm.


Liss Parish Council Action Plan for 2018/19 now agreed: Click here to view. 


New Responsible Finance Officer

We welcome Jan Allen to the post and to Liss Parish Council. Jan replaces our current Responsible Finance Officer Dick Bowery who is due to retire at the end of the month. We are confident that Jan will be an asset to the team!


Cala Homes Planning Application - Andlers Ash Road

There will be an additional meeting of Liss Parish Council's Planning Committee on 12th February 2018 to agree the Council's response to the planning application made by Cala Homes for 77 dwellings on Andlers Ash Nursery, Andlers Ash Road, Liss under planning application number 17/06506/FUL.

Please note that Liss Parish Council is not the final decision maker.  The final decision maker is the South Down National Park Authority.  

Full details of the application can be found at:

Residents wishing to address the committee are asked to contact the Parish Office prior to the meeting or submit their comments in writing or on-line.  

Comments can also be sent direct to the South Downs National Park Authority using the above website address.


New accessible toilet and bay changing facilities at the Village Hall

Liss Parish Council is please to announce a new accessible toilet and baby changing facilities in the Village Hall. The Village Hall can be booked at competitive rates for parties, events and activities - please contact the office for information and availability on 01730 892823 or on 


Lissvillage Neighbourhood Plan 

The plan was formally approved by the South Downs National Park Authority on 14th December. This means that the plan is now part of the Development Strategy for Liss and all planning decisions will now need to take account of this. Please see the Neighbourhood Plan page for more information.


New caretaker 

Liss Parish Council would like to welcome our new caretaker, Miriam Baines. Miriam will be looking after the village hall and opening up for ad hoc bookings. Regular users of the hall have probably now met Miriam and I'm sure will agree she is a great addition to the team!



The Liss Village Neighbourhood Development Plan has been overwhelming approved by Thursday’s referendum.

The result was 1251 (87.7%) for the plan, and 177 (12.3%) against, which was a turnout of 30%.

The plan will now be adopted by the South Downs National Park Authority as part of the Development Plan for Liss. Once that has been done planning decisions in Liss will have to be taken in accordance with the plan.

The Plan can be found on the neighbourhood plan website. 

Latest Village Voice 

The Village Voice Autumn 2017 edition will hit your doorsteps shortly! Alternatively, please click here for an electronic copy.


Liss, Awarded Hampshire and Isle of Wight Village of  the Year 2017!

Not only did Liss scoop the main award, Liss was also awarded Best Village Feature Winner - The Triangle Community Centre, Community Engagement Winner, Inspiring Places - Liss Youth Drop in Centre (Crossover) and Excellence in Localism Awards for the Liss Neighbourhood Plan and the Liss Luncheon Club.

The event took place on 28th September in Lyndhurst (winner of the award last year) organised by the Hampshire Association of Local Councils and sponsored by Fullers. 

Please click here for the press release.

Well done to all involved!

Village of the Year cert 2017 


Liss Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

The Liss Neighbourhood Plan is to be put to a referendum on 9th November 2017. 

It is important the everyone votes, for or against the plan.  Without a plan decisions on housing allocations in Liss will be made by the South Downs National Park.

Please click here for more information.



SDNPA Decision on Liss Neighbourhood Development Plan

The South Downs National Park Authority considered the Examiner’s report on the Liss Neighbourhood Development Plan on 14 September 2017.  The SDNPA Planning committee agreed a Decision Statement which set out the Examiner’s proposed modifications and the SDNPA recommendation.

The SDNPA Planning Committee agreed to accept all modifications as proposed in the Examiner’s report.  The Liss NDP will now be modified accordingly and a referendum is scheduled for 9 November 2017.  More information on the referendum will be published on the SDNPA webpages.

A copy of the Decision Statement can be found here.



Staff changes

LPC says a fond farewell to caretaker Tim Pay today after 11 years of valued service. Tim will be missed.

Welcome to the new caretaker James Ellis and also a belated welcome to Pauil Knibbs, our new Assistant Groundsman, who started work on 4th July.  We are sure both will become valuable assets to the team.



A brand-new play park for the children of Liss

The Newman Collard Playing Field Trust have secured a £75,000 grant from Biffa Award; a multi-million pound fund that helps to build communities and transform lives through awarding grants to community and environmental projects across the UK, as part of the Landfill Communities Fund.

With additional funding from Liss Parish Council, the Hampshire Playing Fields Association and the South Downs National Park, the project will replace the existing play park at the Newman Collard Playing Fields which is 30 years old, tired and reaching the end of its life with a brand-new park, containing the latest innovative and exciting equipment.

In addition, Liss Parish Council has secured funds from the South Downs National Park to extend the provision for older children on the adjoining field, adding three additional items.

The new park facilities have been designed to be accessible and multi-functional. Responding to feedback from local children, the park includes a diverse range of equipment to promote imaginative play. Catering for children of all ages and abilities, ensuring inclusivity for those with special needs was key to the project and the park’s layout has been specifically designed to encourage a high level of social interaction.

The fenced play area will close while the new equipment is installed. Work is due to commence 18 September, and we hope to open the new facility by the October half term.


Police Seeking Your Views on Police Efforts to Tackle Traffic Crime - ends 29th August 2017

Hampshire Police and Crime Panel is seeking the public's views on efforts by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to tackle traffic crime and associated nuisance.  To see the Press Release and how to summit your views, click here.


Liss Neighbourhood Plan 

The Examiner has now issued his final report, which the SDNPA will consider.  A ‘Decision Statement’ will be prepared setting out the actions to be taken in response to the recommendations of the Examiner.  It will be presented to the SDNPA Planning Committee on the 14th September 2017.  The Examiner's report can be read here.


 Best Kept Allotment Award 2017

Congratulations go to Mr Gerald Tribe who was awarded the Liss Parish Council Best Kept Allotment Award 2017 at the Liss Horticultural Society Show on 30th July. Congratulations also go to Mrs Gill Elmer as Runner Up and to Ms K . Kriszan who was awarded a Highly Commended for Crop Quality. The standard was as high as ever, well done to all those who took part.


Council Action Plan 2017-18

Council adopted a formal Action Plan for the Council year 2017-18 at its July meeting. Please click here to see the council's actions and priorities for the coming months.


New Councillors

Liss Parish Council is pleased to announce the appointment of two new councillors, Katy O'Malley and Terry Wiles.  Photos and contact details for the new councillors can be found on our "Your Parish Councillors" page.


Notice of Proposed Reduction in Speed Limits in Liss

Hampshire County Council has issued a notice regarding the proposed reduction of speed limits on:-

1.   the B3006 Farnham Road / Station Road / Hillbrow Road

2.   Rake Road

3.   the B3006 Farnham Road 

To see a copy of the Notice, click here

To see a copy of the maps showing the proposed speed reduction points, click here


New chairman

Cllr Keith Budden has stood down from as chairman after a maximum of four years in one term. Cllr Roger Hargreaves was elected as the new chairman at the annual meeting of Council on 15 My 2017 and Cllr Budden as vice-chairman.



Assistant Clerk Sarah Smith has been appointed to the role of Joint Clerk with effect from 15th May 2017. Dick Bowery will continue in the role as Joint Clerk.


Villager of the Year 2016/2017

Congratulations to Sandra Berriman who was voted Villager of the Year.  She was awarded the trophy for her valuable work with Liss Heart Trust and the Triangle Centre.