As mentioned on the Home page the Denmead Village Association was established in 1973 to represent the villagers’ interest in planning, architecture, preservation of green and built up areas etc. Maintaining the GAP – the green areas between Denmead and Waterlooville, our nearest town – are vital in keeping our semi-rural village location intact. New building does take place, but we do challenge it if it does not meet within the remit of our Denmead Neighbourhood Plan.
A more recent example of this was the Charles Church development at Carpenter’s Field where Peter Ambrose, our Chair at that time, heavily campaigned with the late Neil Lander Brinkley, a former Parish Councillor, and backed by the DVA members, to reduce the number of units being built. They were successful in doing so. Carpenters Field is a thriving and attractive development.
Other campaigns included opposing late night/early morning opening hours at a restaurant which would disturb local residents, especially those living above the shops in the village centre, if permitted to proceed with opening late and serving alcohol until the early hours. Join us and bring your ideas or concerns to the Committee.
The DVA donates funds to Denmead in Bloom, Go Wild Denmead and the Community Centre each year as well as items to the village to benefit all residents. Our most recent donation was a bench for village use, part of the cost being met by a grant from County Councillor Patricia Stallard.
The DVA is overseen by a Committee of members voted in at our annual AGM in September. Our current Chairman is Neil Rusbridger, who works hard for the DVA and Denmead Village.
We would love you to join us and help organise meetings, speakers, events and the direction in which we should be going over local matters. All sorts of skills welcome!
Please e-mail our Treasurer to find out more.