The events of last year all now seem a long time ago. It was this
time last year that we were all looking forward to the Jubilee
celebrations and the Olympics. As you will see from the articles
in this report, our own Jubilee celebrations were a great success
and well attended with all tickets sold out, the event culminating
in the lighting of the beacon in the church tower. Our thanks go
out to the organising committee.
As you will see from the number of events, the weather did not
dampen spirits too much and it is amazing the number of
activities that have taken place. As ever Rosemary Schofield
managed to conjure up plenty of sunshine for the Village Fete,
which had the Olympics as a theme, and even included our own
'Headley Olympics' – much enjoyed by all those who took part,
and the spectators. What is obvious is that our clubs and
societies are going from strength to strength and continue to
The primary purpose of the Headley Report is to publish the
parish accounts, committee reports and to publicise the
forthcoming Annual Parish Meeting, although there is a wealth
of information on activities throughout the Parish, as well as a
list of contacts in the centre pages. I hope you all enjoy the read.
This year's Annual Parish Meeting is to be held on Monday,
15th April, with the guest speaker from Community Action
Hampshire who will be talking about affordable housing and
meeting the need in Headley – it should prove to be very topical.
There will also be time set aside for questions from the floor, so
please put the date in your diary.
As ever, the quality of the articles has been extremely high, and
our thanks go out to all those who have made contributions and
set aside their time to prepare them. Our thanks also go out to Jo
Smith for typesetting.
In addition to the Headley Report, a wealth of information can
be found on the Village Website and we would thoroughly
recommend you pay the site a visit. Should you wish to contact
the Parish, initial approaches should be made through the Parish
Clerk – contact details can be found within this report.
Alternatively your comments can be uploaded to the Parish
suggestions are welcome (good or bad).
The Headley Report is delivered free to all households within
the Parish, but if you know of anyone else that would like to
receive the Report, please let us know and we can supply a copy
for a small cost.
Finally, we are always looking at ways to improve the Headley
Report, so please let us know of any ideas. As ever, I wish you
all the best for the coming year and just hope that the weather is
a little kinder to us this time around.
Typeset by John Owen Smith – Printed by Blackwell Press, Liphook
Acknowledgements: The Parish Council would like to thank
all contributors and advertisers for their support in compiling
this Report, and all distributors for helping us to circulate it to
approximately 2,500 households throughout the parish.