Introduction

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
thrive.
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.

Dennis Tregay
Editor

 


Printed Version: 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.