Fishlake Meadows video

Martin De Retuerto, from Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, has taken part in an interview with That’s Solent TV. The Trust has recently been awarded the contract to manage Fishlake Meadows Local Nature Reserve, which covers approximately 60 hectares and comprises a mix of open and standing water, reed bed and swamp.

The resulting video can be seen here.

A Previous aerial survey is also shown with the following link

Annual canvass

Households in Test Valley will be receiving a letter next week, asking them to check whether the information that appears on the electoral register for those living at their address is correct. This is part of the annual voter registration canvass carried out across the country at this time of year. The purpose of the canvass is to make sure that the electoral register is up to date and that people do not miss out on their right to vote.

The Council needs to confirm that the details it holds are correct. Therefore, if there are changes to be made, such as removing previous residents or adding any new ones, including anyone now over 16 years old, or even if all the details remain the same, the Council needs to know.
It is quick and easy to confirm the details by visiting (for both changes and confirmation of no change), or by calling 0800 197 9871 (for confirmation of no change only).
Residents will need the two part security code printed on their letter to access these services. Anyone who is unable to use these automated options should complete and return the form in the pre-paid envelope provided. Residents are asked not to return the form if they have completed the process using one of the automated options.

If there are updates to any household, the information provided will enable the Council to send a separate individual registration form to all the people living at that address who are eligible and need to register. Those who are eligible can also register online at
If residents are unsure of what to do, please contact Electoral Services at Test Valley Borough Council on 01264 368000. For more details on the electoral registration system please visit

What do you think of Rural Policing?

Hampshire Constabulary want your opinion and are conducting a public survey.It is intended to provide an indication of the level of confidence rural communities throughout Hampshire and the Isle of Wight have in local policing. Below is  a link to a Survey Monkey questionnaire which I have done myself and it took just about 5 minutes. Take this this opportunity to have your say.