About the Council

The first meeting of the Parish Council was held on 31 December 1894. In those days, the Council largely concerned itself with the management of the parochial charities, acquisition of land for allotments and the upkeep of footpaths.

Today, the Council has many different functions. Further information on the function of Parish and Town Councils can be found here. The Council has its own budget which forms part of the Precept. The Precept is collected in the annual collection of Council tax by Eastleigh Borough Council on our behalf.   The  administration of the Council is provided by the Parish Clerk, Melanie Stephens and her staff.

The Council owns and manages a number of recreation and open spaces within our villages. A list is shown below.

Facilities provided by the Council


Campbell Way (6 plots) 
Knowle Park (54 plots)

Amenity Areas

 Knowle Park


Sports Pavilion, Lapstone Playing Fields, Fair Oak
The Woodland Community Centre, Savernake Way, Fair Oak
The Parish Offices, 2 Knowle Park Lane, Fair Oak
Horton Heath Community Centre, Meadowsweet Way, Horton Heath (from September 2018)

Bus Shelters

Crowd Hill, Fair Oak
Botley Road, Horton Heath
Fair Oak Road, Fair Oak
Winchester Road, Fair Oak 


Fair Oak Cemetery, Botley Road, Fair Oak
New site earmarked - land at Knowle Park

Lapstone Farm

Botley Road - opposite Lapstone Pub

Parish Office

2 Knowle Park Lane, Fair Oak, Eastleigh SO50 7GL

Picnic Areas

Knowle Hill Conservation Site, Knowle La, Fair Oak
New Century Park, Fair Oak
Knowle Park

Play Areas

Dean Road, Fair Oak (open space)
Knowle Park, Fair Oak
Meadowsweet Way, Horton Heath
New Century Park, Fair Oak
Oak Walk, Fair Oak (open space)
Rear of Marathon Place (Daisy Dip) (Open Space)

Playing Fields

Lapstone Playing Fields, Pavilion Close, Fair Oak

Recreation Areas

Knowle Hill Conservation Site, Knowle La, Fair Oak
New Century Park, Fair Oak
Knowle Park, Wyvern Meadow, Oak Walk

Street Furniture

War Memorial, Fair Oak Square, Fair Oak
Memorial Clock, Fair Oak Square, Fair Oak

Youth Club

Y-Zone, Blackberry Drive, Fair Oak
(Shared Provision)

Get in touch
Fair Oak and Horton Heath Parish Council
2 Knowle Park Lane
Fair Oak
SO50 7GL
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