Bishopstoke, Fair Oak and Horton Heath

Bishopstoke, Fair Oak and Horton Heath Local Area Committee

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Bishopstoke, Fair Oak and Horton Heath          

The two wards of  Bishopstoke and Fair Oak/Horton Heath are to the north-east of the Borough and elect seven Councillors (three for Fair Oak / Horton Heath and two for each of the two Bishopstoke wards).  The committee has 7 Members.  Each ward is also covered by a Parish Council.  Fair Oak/Horton Heath is one hundred years old, whilst Bishopstoke is still in single figures!

Some 19,700 residents live in the area, mostly as owner-occupiers but with a significant social housing estate sited in the centre of Bishopstoke.  Much of the patch is still open, farmed countryside and offers beautiful woodland, riverside and country walks.

Each of the three villages, whilst closely situated, has its own distinct identity.


Riverside in Bishopstoke was the site of the ancient river carnival, a tradition revived in 1997 by the Parish Council and now continued by local volunteers.  The village has many sites of special historic interest as it dates back to the Domesday Book.

News...

We are sorry to see Peter Storey the Bishopstoke Clerk retire after 11 years with the Parish Council and wish him well in his retirement. 

We welcome the new Clerk – David Hillier-Wheal - and you can reach him at Bishopstoke Parish Office, Riverside, Bishopstoke SO50 6LQ.  Telephone number 02380 643428.

David Bishopstoke Parish Clerk


Fair Oak has an attractive village centre and its own special nature reserve at Knowle Hill, maintained by volunteers. The community association runs an annual carnival as well as other traditional village events such as an open air carol service.


Horton Heath is perhaps the most rural of the three villages. It has a lively community centre which is used by a variety of groups throughout the week.  Situated at the most south-easterly part of the local area, it has easy access to the M27 motorway and the excellent shopping facilities of Hedge End.

The villages are served by excellent community based organisations the links to some of which are listed on the parish council websites which can be reached using the following links:

To find out a bit more about the services for your area, go to myproperty.eastleigh.gov.uk.  This will tell you which bin to put out when, who your local councillor is, what planning applications are being considered around you and there are links to other important web sites.

A flagship youth facility, Y-Zone, serves the three villages. You can contact Centre Manager, Stella Furmedge, on 023 8069 3487.

The centre is operated in partnership with Hampshire County Council, Eastleigh Borough Council, Bishopstoke Parish Council and Fair Oak and Horton Heath Parish Council. 

Facilities for enjoying the wide variety of outdoor spaces are maintained and enhanced by partnerships between the Local Area Committee, parish councils and other organisation,s including the Forestry Commission.   

Bishopstoke, Fair Oak and Horton Heath Local Area Committee                                                             

The Area Committee meets at Stoke Park Junior School, Underwood Road at 7.00pm.  Members of the public are welcome.  The meeting dates are as follows:

  • 25 Jan 2017
  • 15 March

The Local Area Committee researches externally produced background information and the views and wishes of local people, organisations, parish and borough councillors to create a foundation on which it bases its work for current and future years.  This information is put together to form the BIFOHH area plan, as can be seen using the links below:

If you would like further information about this area please contact Andy Thompson Office telephone no.: 023 8068 8357 Mobile No.: 07881 810329 email: andy.thompson@eastleigh.gov.uk

Meeting dates and venues and Councillors details 

There is a County Councillor who represents these wards on county issues.  To find details of your County Councillor please follow this link: