Open Spaces Sub-committee

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About the Open Spaces Committee

The Environment & Open Spaces Committee is responsible for all matters associated with the environment and public open spaces within the parish, excluding the day to day management of the Memorial Playing Field and associated playground equipment and facilities and issues relating to drainage. This includes management of all land that is the responsibility of the council (such as Chilbolton Cow Common, Memorial playing field, the allotments, village greens), and responsibility for the council’s input to management of other publicly-owned or managed open spaces (such as rights of way, and West Down Nature Reserve).

The Committee is tasked with ensuring that all open spaces are maintained in favorable condition for biodiversity, and for the safe use and enjoyment by Chilbolton residents and visitors.


At least one serving parish councillor and enough local residents to cover the range of expertise required to perform the wide range of tasks should make the membership of the committee.  The parish councillor will be nominated by the Parish Council at the Annual Parish Meeting. Local residents who wish to be on the committee or join a working group for a specific project should apply to the Parish Council or make their wishes known at a COSC meeting. The committee will nominate its Chairman for one year at its first meeting immediately after the parish council’s monthly meeting in May when the council’s member will be nominated.

Current parish council members serving on committee are: - Glynne Evans and David Griffiths.


Meetings are currently held on the second Thursday of the month at 19:00, (location to be arranged).

The times and the agenda of each meeting are posted on the notice boards on Grindstone Green, village hall & adjacent to Branksome Close and also in Chilbolton Stores about a week before the meeting.

Parishioners are welcome to attend any parish council and its committees’ meetings, and time is made available for them to voice any concerns.

For more information on matters relating to the Open Spaces sub-committee please see below links:-

Chilbolton Cow Common

West Down

Memorial Playing Fields


Greens & Streets

If you have any questions or you would like to report a problem with any of the above sites please contact Chilbolton Parish Clerk

COSC Terms of Reference

Footpaths -  Under Section 154 of The Highways Act 1980, it is the responsibility of the owner/occupier of properties whose boundary is adjacent to a public right of way to ensure that any trees or hedges under their control do not encroach onto a public path. We would therefore be grateful for your co-operation in ensuring that you check regularly and cut back any offending branches/vegetation as soon as possible. Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.


Minutes of meetings

(If you wish to view any mentioned attachments/annexes please contact the Clerk)

  2015   2016   2017
January      26/1/17 11/1/18
February 12/2/15  11/2/16  no meeting  
March 12/3/15  10/3/16 9/3/17   
April    14/4/16  6/4/17  
May 14/5/15  20/5/16  11/05/17  
June 25/6/15  16/6/16  8/6/17  
July 14/7/15  21/7/16  14/7/17  
August   11/8/16  10/8/17  
September 10/9/15  8/9/16 14/9/17   
October 8/10/15  13/10/16  12/10/17  
November 12/11/15  10/11/16  9/11/17  
December    8/12/16  no meeting  


Chilbolton Common Teachers Information Pack 2012


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