Famed for its history, Old Basing in north-east Hampshire, UK, shot to national prominence in 1645 when Oliver Cromwell led his troops in the English Civil War to end a two year siege of the great Basing House – home to the loyalist Paulet family.
Today this thriving yet still picturesque parish on the eastern outskirts of Basingstoke comprises the village of Old Basing and the newer development at Lychpit.
Notice Of Election – update
Basingstoke & Deane Election of Parish Councillors for the Parish Council or Ward (as applicable) listed as PDF file – Notice Of Election Parishes – 2015.
Notices of Uncontested Election have been received for Old Basing & Lychpit Parish Council. With 5 Councillor vacancies due to retirement or resignation, we are now seeking volunteers for co-option. If you would like to be considered, please contact the Clerk. Alternatively, if you wish to discuss this first with existing Councillors, come along to the ANNUAL PARISH MEETING on Thursday 28 May at the Lychpit Community Hall, starting at 7.30 pm.
Proposal for a toddler play area in Lychpit
Many residents will recall a proposal put forward by the Parish Council to build a Toddler Play area in Lychpit and in 2011 various sites were suggested and the views of local residents sought. As a consequence and for various reasons, no suitable site was identified. Old Basing is well served by toddler amenities, both on the Recreation Ground and the Belle Vue Play Area, and this is now a final attempt to identify an appropriate location in Lychpit and ascertain what you would like to see provided for toddlers in this particular area.
Please download and complete the following questionnaire and return it by post to the Parish Office.
2015 – Questionnaire re Lychpit Toddler Play Area
Parish Council meetings
Meetings are normally held on the first Wednesday of every month at The Pavilion, Recreation Ground, Old Basing (map) .