Copythorne Parish Council for the communities of • Bartley • Cadnam • Copythorne • Newbridge • Ower • Winsor

Welcome to the Copythorne Parish Web site

Agendas and MinutesAgendas and Minutes
Agenda Planning - 10 March 2015 -Meeting Cancelled

Annual Parish Meeting 11 March 2015 (PDF)
Draft Minutes - PC 27 January | Planning 10 February

affordable housingAffordable Housing
The Parish Council is working with Action Hampshire and HARAH (Hampshire Alliance for Rural Affordable Housing) on the provision of further affordable housing units in the parish. Please click here for an up to date statement.

Newspaper and mouseBulletin - March 2015 available

Safer Neighbourhood Team Newsletter - February 2015 (PDF)

The Constabulary is undergoing major changes over the next few months and this includes the way they share information. February 2015 will be the last beat report in this format. Details of crimes and incidents of note are now being circulated via Hampshire Alert. To continue to receive this information please go to and sign up to receive Alerts or contact the beat team for more information.

 Calendar of MeetingsCalendar of Meetings

The calendar of meetings for 2015/2016 is available online

Flood Sign: image by Bob Embleton


Village Flood Plan (PDF)

Ready for Flooding - before, during and after (PDF)

Grants for local organisations. 

The Parish Council has a limited annual budget to help local groups with the cost of small projects etc.  More details are available (PDF) and a copy of an application form (PDF).

News and Events


Planning DetailsPlanning Details

See the Planning page for short details of applications for discussion on 24 March 2015

  • The parish of Copythorne is on the north-eastern side of the New Forest and forms the major entry point to the Forest. With the M27 and A31 running through the parish, it is divided into two neat halves - north Copythorne and south Copythorne.

  • The history of the area can be traced back to early Iron Age with barrows and tumuli and the remains of a roman road marked in several places. This was the main route between Christchurch and Winchester where the roman road forded the River Test near Romsey. Today over 3000 people live within the parish creating as diverse a range of industries you can think of from traditional farming to IT and metal crafting to thatching.

  • Farming has been predominant on poor soils - a lot of the land was held by Glastonbury Abbey and a Gilbert De Bretuil. The hamlet of Ower was recorded in the Doomsday Book. Mostly the soils are of Bracklesham beds and Bagshot beds. These are sands and gravels.

  • Until recently there were two large estates - the Warrens and Paultons. Over the years these have gradually diminished and individuals and tenants (some of the existing dwellings dating back 300 years or more) have taken on small farms.

  • Copythorne parish boasts some of the oldest watering holes in the Forest and has also maintained a thriving community spirit, with the annual Copythorne Carnival - which has just celebrated its 63rd year - being just one of the many events which take place. Some of the many clubs and societies include the following:

The well known Stanleys Own Scout Group, together with Guides, Brownies and Rainbows; The Royal British Legion; History Society and Camera Club; Flower Club; Horticultural Society; Tractor Club; Copythorne Amateur Theatrical Society; Copythorne Women's Institute; Cadnam & Totton First Responder Group - to name but a new.

Within close proximity to one another, and also enjoying a close relationship, are St Marys Church Copythorne, Cadnam Methodist Church and Winsor Mission Church - all with a thriving congregation and busy agendas.

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