AN application to use land in Fisher’s Pond for equestrian use has been submitted to the Winchester City Council planning authority.

If approved, land south of Hensting Farm in Hensting Lane will be converted from its current agricultural use.

The applicant, Carole Smith, is also seeking permission to add a hard-standing area as well as a steel container.

Full details of the application can be seen on the city council website.

To view, access the planning portal using the reference: 19/02270/FUL.

Due to the persistent wet weather, the contractor Rocon have had to cease the works on the stone footpaths until after the Christmas period. Further updates will be sent out when work recommences.

COLDEN Common Parish Council has announced that current work on stone footpaths in area has had to be postponed.

A spokesperson said: “Due to the persistent wet weather conditions, the contractor Rocon have had to cease the works on the stone footpaths until after the Christmas period. Further updates will be sent out when work re-commences.”

Those with any questions are being asked to contact the parish office on 01962 713700 or 07775 627131.

Alternatively they can email@: clerk@coldencommon-pc.gov.uk.

A CELEBRATORY afternoon is to be held in Colden Common for those over 60 years old.

It will run from 9.30am to 3.30pm at the Community Centre in St Vigor Way, featuring a buffet tea and music.

Anyone who meets the the age restriction is welcome.

Contact the office at the Community Centre to add your name to the list, or telephone or email.

The event will be free to attend thanks to a very kind donation from a local resident.

A DEFIBRILLATOR Awareness Training Session, hosted by South Central Ambulance Service, is to be held in Southern House, Otterbourne.

The event will take place on February 8 and will be free to attend to those who have registered online.

Defibrillators are devices that restore a normal heartbeat by sending an electric pulse or shock to the heart.

They are used to prevent or correct an arrhythmia, a heartbeat that is uneven or that is too slow or too fast.

Defibrillators can also restore the heart’s beating if it suddenly stops.

To register for the event, starting at 1pm, visit: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/defib-awareness-training-session-tickets-83133002047.

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