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

Welcome to the Copythorne Parish Web site

Affordable Housing

For further information please use this link


Meeting Agendas

Parish Council 25 October 2016


Minutes of Meetings

(Draft)Parish Council 26 July | (Draft) Planning 9 August

Financial Information updated for 2015/2016
Calendar of Meetings updated for 2016/2017

The Parish Council is proposing to move to a single meeting a month arrangement for a trial period of six months. From September 2016, the once a month Council meeting will generally take place on the fourth Tuesday of each month. There will be public participation sessions at the start of proceedings (7 pm prompt) when residents may make statements or ask questions about any matter affecting the Parish.

Planning - details of planning matters that are to be considered by the Parish Council on 27 September
Parish Newsletter – monthly newsletter, October 2016 edition now available

Local Police Beat OfficersNeighbourhood Policing

Beat reports, last updated in September 2016 (PDF)


Your new Beat Officers are PC 20127 Steven Norris and PCSO 14495 Richard Williams.


Visit the Local Policing page to find out more

Village Agent
Village Agents are volunteers who can help older people to find information and services - more details (PDF)


News and Events

About The Parish of Copythorne

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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