Motocross / Trails events on Slab Common L1 Area

The Motocross / Trails events will be taking place on Slab Common on the following dates :

18th – 24th March and 5th – 9th April 2024.

It is expected that there will be 120 competitors and 500 spectators.


Longmoor Ranges Update – Re-opening of Training Areas

Dear all,

Just to confirm that as we have discussed training areas will re-open to the public as of 22 December and will remain so throughout the Xmas and New Year break. Thereafter it is our intent and desire that that we can return to the normal system of control measures that we had in place prior to the current phase of Operation INTERFLEX, the UK MOD package of support to our friends from Ukraine.

The aim will be that as before and subject to Byelaws the training area will in the normal course of events be open to the public on a routine basis with the exception being when areas are required for intensive training or when training of a particularly hazardous nature is taking place. In this event notice will be given on Parish websites as well as at access points by notice and sign.

Please note that this will apply only to Field Craft Training areas (FTA) and NOT our live fire Range Danger Area’s (RDA) where the usual system of flags , lights and gates remains extant.

On a final note we would like to emphasise that the coming to an end of this particular phase of INTERFLEX should in no way should be taken as an indication that UK support to the people of Ukraine is on the wane, on the contrary conducting the very intensive package of training that has been delivered at Longmoor during the course of the year has allowed us to concurrently develop more suitable facilities and at scale elsewhere.

I know that I speak for all my colleague’s at Longmoor both Landmarc and MOD when I say that it has been a huge privilege for us to be able to deliver such a high level of intense and quality training to the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) during this very critical time and we wish them well.  In particular however we would like to thank the community for the tolerance, support and forbearance which you have shown during the course of the year . You have enabled us to complete the task to maximum effect and ensure that the partner nation troops we have had under training are able to return to their homeland with the very best preparation for the very difficult challenges that we and they know lie ahead.

A Merry Xmas and Happy New Year

Mark Ludlow

Lieutenant Colonel (Retd) Training Safety Office. South East Region, UK Training, Defence Infrastructure Organisation, HQ Longmoor Camp

Pedestrian Crossing Survey

Vote here


We have been asked by HCC to survey the village to double check that the proposed Pedestrian crossing between the two bus stops on the Petersfield Road, close to the Pub is still wanted and needed.  If the village agree then HCC will proceed with its construction.

This will allow all residents to cross the road safely, at a point where the traffic can be quite fast, and it will also act as a speed reduction measure.

The survey is below.  We have asked for a Yes or No vote.  Please either put your completed survey into the Greatham Parish Council post box at the village hall, or email

or you can use the link below and go straight to a survey monkey page to note your vote or click the QR code

Village Survey pedestrian crossing

Defence Training Estate : Public Notice Update

Message from HQ Longmoor Camp

As you are aware we are supporting our partner nation in assisting them with training across the region.

As you can imagine this is a very fluid situation and changes are happening all the time.  It has recently been identified that the training areas we originally closed to public access have not been enough to enable the training to be completed to a high standard.

It is therefore with regret that we are closing off the Bordon areas as from 08.00 on Monday 10th July until further notice.

The LDTA M Areas Map shows M1 M2 M3 J1 and J2…ONLY the M1 M2 M3 will be closed to the public (Public rights of way will obviously still be open)….J1 and J2 will still be open to the public.

We thank you for your patience, understanding and support during this difficult time.

Village Maintenance Survey

You may have seen in the village magazine a survey asking residents about the maintenance of the village and how they would like it to look.  If you don’t use facebook, please see a website link that allows you to complete the survey online. You can also return the paper survey to us using the Parish Council Post box at the entrance to the Village Hall, or email the clerk with your response.


Defence Training Estate : Public Notice

Due to increased military training to assist a partner nation a training area will be closed to the public until further notice ( potentially to December 2023 ) Please stay on the public rights of way.  Your co-operation is appreciated during this busy period.  The area of note is Longmoor N2A and N2B.  To be clear, everything inside the thick blue line on the map is closed to the public (apart from the Bridleway).

Defence Training Estate map

Wanted Coryton Almshouses Trustee

The Coryton Almshouses Trust (registered charity no. 208239) was established over 80 years ago to provide housing for those over the age of 60 with limited means from the Liss, Greatham or Hawkley communities, and who have at some point worked on the land or in associated employment. To that end, the Trust manages four attractive one-bedroom Victorian cottages in West Liss.

The Trustee body numbers seven Trustees but due to recent work to modernise the governance structure of the charity, a number of vacancies will arise in the next few months.

This represents a great opportunity for the charity to broaden its range of available skills and to welcome new Trustees to our team who are dedicated to ensuring the best possible duty of care to our residents and the properties they occupy.


We are looking for individuals who match the following criteria:


  • must be resident in Liss, Greatham or Hawkley
  • prepared to devote time for a period of up to three years
  • energetic, enthusiastic individuals who ideally have some knowledge or experience of the voluntary sector
  • able to work as part of a team

Specific experience sought

  • property management and maintenance
  • finance and investment
  • governance and administration
  • chartered surveying/architecture
  • caring, welfare and benefits professions
  • marketing and promotion
  • project management


If you would like to join a worthwhile, well-established local charity and have something to contribute, please send a short note about yourself and the skills, knowledge and experience you have to offer – in confidence – to Trust Secretary Tony Godby at by no later than 20 March 2023.

Coryton Almshouses Trustees Feb 2023

Longmoor Military Training Area Closed: 13th February – 10th April 2023.

Longmoor Military Training Area on Forest Road opposite Riverside Walk will be closed between 13th February and 10th April 2023 to facilitate increased military training and partner nation support activities. There are no public rights of way on this area and no public access will be permitted. The troop de-bussing point and car park will also be closed to the public. 
It is not at this stage envisaged that this closure will impact the Woolmer Forest/Woolmer Pond live fire ranges and danger area East of the A325. These areas will remain subject to the usual restrictions and will not be completely closed – when red flags are down and no live firing is taking place public access will be permitted as before.
The Ministry of Defence wish to extend their thanks to the public for their understanding and co-operation in ensuring that military training is not disrupted.
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We are Hiring! Part-time Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer – Application deadline: 13th January 2023

Greatham Parish Council are seeking a Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer:

  • Part-time: 12 hours per week
  • Flexible working hours
  • Work-from-home
  • Attendance required at the monthly parish meeting held in the evening (very occasionally there may be two meetings in a month)

Salary:  Up to £16.50 per hour depending on experience and qualifications

Other benefits:

  • Holiday allowance of 25 days (pro-rata) per annum
  • £25/month work-from-home allowance
  • Mileage allowance (other than meeting attendance and other statutory duties)
  • Paid over-time (when required and upon agreement)

Greatham is a village located in the South Downs National Park. Greatham Parish Council consists of seven councillors and hold a monthly Parish Council meetings and ad hoc Planning Committee meetings. We are a very active council with a busy community and several projects that the new Clerk would be key to progressing.

Main role will be to act as the council’s Proper Officer and Responsible Finance Officer but it is an incredibly varied position so the ideal candidate would be a self-starter, have excellent organisational skills and first-class communication skills for collaborating with the public, suppliers, and the council.

We are preferably looking for someone who already has experience and qualifications in local government and/or management, but this is not essential.  Ideally you are a CiLCA qualified clerk or have experience working in local council. If not CiLCA qualified, we would like you to start the CiLCA qualification within 12 months of starting.

There is a degree of flexibility, so the role is ideal for parents or those returning from a career break, with working hours to be agreed upon with the successful candidate.

Please see the full job description and person specification, using the link below, for further information or contact the Locum Clerk at or call 07873 891351 for an informal chat.

Applications should be made by 5pm on Friday 13th January 2023 by email and include your CV and a covering letter of why you think you are suitable for this role.