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Hannington Parish Council, Hampshire


Hannington, Hampshire became a civil parish in 1985 by Statutory Instrument No 179; it is situated between Basingstoke and Newbury, on top of the North Hampshire Downs within the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. According to the 2011 census it had 209 households totalling a population of 493 people, with 310 electors in 2014. Hannington is part of the Kingsclere Ward of Basingstoke and Dean Borough Council and the Calleva district part of Hampshire County Council. New data on Hannington's population and dwelling forecasts can be found at Hampshire Facts & Figures.

The Village Green now owned by the parish council is at the centre of Hannington Village, on the West side is the Grade 1 listed All Saints' Church that has a nave and chancel of Saxon origin. In addition, including those located in Ibworth and North Oakley, there are a variety of 23 buildings listed as Grade II. They are regarded as having significant historical and architectural importance, often viewed by international visitors. See listed buildings in Hannington Parish.

The Vine at Hannington is the village's only public house. Its friendly and relaxed atmosphere makes it a popular meeting point for tourists and hikers following the Wayfarer's Walk. The pub stands on land that once belonged to the estate of the Duke of Wellington. The local Vine and Craven Hunt meets in the grounds of the Vine.

The Hannington Country Fair is held on the Village Green every two years, a local favourite and tradition. The fair attracts large numbers of visitors from the locality, county and beyond. The funds raised by the Hannington Country Fair Committee go directly in support of the Parochial Church Council, Michael's Field football and play area, Village Hall, Silver Band, Playgroup, WI and the Children's Party. To access the community activities go to the Hannington Parish News to see the latest schedule of events.

Hannington Parish Council has actively enhanced access to its footpaths and bridleway network to make it stile free. Thus, easing the way for those walkers with mobility problems and providing safe access for their dogs. The parish welcomes groups of walking enthusiasts of all ages to come to Hannington to enjoy the excellent circular walks and countryside views, then to go on to enjoy a good lunch at the Vine.

The council aims to continue to improve the quality of life for all people of the parish; to build upon the character and community spirit , and encourage all social sectors of the community to develop as an inclusive and vibrant community. 


Page updated 27th November 2017