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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 https://www.gov.uk/understand-how-your-council-works/types-of-council  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) 
(54 plots) -  Knowle Park


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 

Cemetery 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)