The next meeting of the Recreation and Environment committee will be live streamed on Wednesday 21st October 2020 at 7:15pm. Please click to access this meeting. If a member of the public wishes to speak at a meeting or ask a question, a request should be submitted by email to: email@example.com including your email address up to one hour before the meeting.
The next meeting of the Planning & Highways committee will take place on Tuesday 6th October 2020 at 7:15pm. Please click to access this meeting. If a member of the public wishes to speak at a meeting or ask a question, a request should be submitted by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org including your email address up to one hour before the meeting.
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Have you taken a great picture of West End over the summer and would like to share it?
Please send your pictures to email@example.com and we shall put some in our Autumn newsletter. Thank You.
Photo's of the wreaths to commemorate VJ Day at the Old Burial Ground
by the outgoing Clerk - Laura Cooke
Welcome to West End Parish Council website which will provide you with information about the parish and many other aspects of the village. It is hoped that you will find all information required, if not please check out our contact page.
West End is approximately 5 miles east of Southampton. This once tiny hamlet has grown considerably over the years, partly due to the M27 opening in 1978 which improved travel times across the south and thus created a need for additional housing. In spite of this increase in size, West End retains its village feel.
The village of West End was originally based around agriculture and market gardening, although much of this industry has been lost to development. The paper mill on the River Itchen, Gaters Mill, although now part of Southampton, is seen as the gateway to West End village. There are records of mills on this site since the 13th century.
The 30 acres of parkland at Hatch Grange was purchased by the Parish Council in 1938 for the benefit of residents. Part of Hatch Grange is a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC) area. Hatch Grange is maintained by the Parish Council with the help of volunteers from Friends of Hatch Grange, a group dedicated to preserving and improving this important area.
There are many other open spaces in West End which are owned and maintained by the Parish Council, including Moorgreen Recreation Ground and Barnsland. The Parish Council has also recently taken on responsibility for Chartwell Green, Chartwell Copse, Quob Green and West End Copse.