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Council Services

The table below shows how services are provided by the different levels of local authority:

  • St Mary Bourne Parish Council
  • Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council (BDBC)
  • Hampshire County Council (HCC)
  • Central Government or other agencies
Service Primary responsibility

Bins & recycling


Find out more about services & report a missed collection

Births, deaths & ceremonies


Contact local register office - find the nearest here


BDBC - housing benefit & council tax support

Find advice & information on housing benefit or council tax support here

Department for Work & Pensions

For advice & information on other benefits



For information & advice on community safety, including anti-social behaviour


There are a number of organisations in the parish who support vulnerable members of the community - contact the clerk for information or advice.

Council tax


For information & assistance with your council tax bill

Education & learning


For information & to apply for a school place

For information on adult and community learning, visit


For information about St Mary Bourne Primary School

For information about Testbourne Community School

Elections & voting


To register to vote or for information on standing for election as a local councillor


Please contact the clerk if you are interested in standing for election as a parish councillor


Visit the Electoral Commission site for more information on elections generally

Environmental health


To report issues, including abandoned cars, dog fouling, fly tipping and noise nuisance, visit


To report pollution in the Bourne Rivulet, contact the incident hotline at the Environment Agency


For information on our local hospitals visit Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundations Trust


For information & to book an appointment at Derrydown Clinic



For advice, to apply to join the housing list or for Homebid information on available properties


The parish council receives BDBC's weekly Homebid newsletter and will publicise any available housing in our parish or neighbouring parishes on this website and on the Bourne Valley Signpost facebook page.  NB You must be on BDBC's housing register to apply.

Libraries & archives


For information


Since the closure of HCC's mobile library service to St Mary Bourne & Stoke, a community library service operates on Saturday mornings, 10.30am - 12.30pm, in the Club Room of the Village Centre.



For more information, visit



For information on the planning process, to apply for planning permission or to comment on applications

The parish council is a statutory consultee on planning applications in the parish.  See the planning pages for more detail.  The planning tracker gives the status of all planning applications in the parish.

Recreation & leisure

St Mary Bourne Parish Council

See this website for more information on the facilities owned and maintained by the parish council:  The recreation ground, the lake, the play areas at St Mary Bourne and Stoke.

A booklet 'Exploring St Mary Bourne' setting out some circular walks in the parish is available from the Village Shop or from the clerk.

The St Mary Bourne pages of Hill & Valley, the monthly parish magazine of Hurstbourne Priors, Longparish, St Mary Bourne and Woodcott, are available on this website.

For information on events and activities look at the 'diary dates' pages of the Hill & Valley on this website or see the Village Centre website

Transport & Roads


To report road or paving problems, visit

St Mary Bourne Parish Council receives a grant from HCC to operate a Parish Lengthsman scheme.  See the Highways pages on this website for more information.  Contact the clerk if you have any suggestions for work the lengthsman could do.