Agenda and minutes

Community Forum (Whitehill & Bordon, Liphook, Headley, Grayshott, Lindford & Greatham)
Tuesday, 7th February, 2017 6.30 pm

Venue: Havannah Officers' Mess, Station Road, Bordon, Hants, GU35 0LG. View directions

Contact: Lisa Papps  Democratic Services Assistant - 01730 234073

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Apologies for Absence

To receive and record apologies for absence.


Apologies from Councillors A Muldoon and A Waterhouse.


Confirmation of Minutes

Please note that it is helpful if Councillors could give advance notice, to Democratic Services, of any questions they wish to raise in respect of the Minutes.


Minutes of the last meeting held on 25 October 2016 previously circulated.


The minutes of the previous meeting held on 25 October 2016 were agreed and signed as a correct record.


Chairman's Announcements


There were no chairman’s announcements.


Declarations of Interest

To receive and record any declarations of interest from members present in respect of any of the various matters on the agenda for this meeting.


There were no declarations of interest.


What Will Living in a Healthy New Town be Like?

Following an introduction by Cllr Ferris Cowper, Leader of East Hampshire District Council, there will be a panel discussion on what will being a Healthy New Town mean for Whitehill & Bordon?


Members of the panel will comprise:


  • Kate Hillerby, Healthy New Towns Programme Manager;
  • Sara Tiller, Chief Development Officer, Fareham & Gosport and South Eastern Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Groups;
  • Dr Anthony Leung, a local GP; and
  • James Child, Project Director, Taylor Wimpey Dorchester.


Members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in the discussion.


The Chairman introduced Cllr Cowper, Leader of EHDC, who opened the discussion.  Whitehill & Bordon was one of only 10 towns in the nation that had acquired Healthy New Town status.  This was an honour, as it had been a competitive bidding process against 114 applicants.  A Healthy New Town was a broad title and encompassed an entire lifestyle.  For example, in Whitehill & Bordon this would include:


·                     27 miles of new cycle ways and footpaths;

·                     Useable open spaces to encourage outdoor activity;

·                     A health campus where GP’s and a leisure centre would be next door to one another;

·                     Discouraging poor quality, fast food outlets near schools;

·                     Technology for vulnerable residents which would allow more personal freedom, but could be used to monitor an individuals whereabouts; and

·                     At the heart of the strategy would be a seven day per week primary care access for all.


In January 2015, the Leader had promised Whitehill & Bordon a new care home and stated that EHDC is exploring commercial options to achieve this.


Kate Hillerby, Healthy New Towns Programme Manager explained that they were designing a town that would be easy to be active in.  Working alongside GP’s, Portsmouth University and Hampshire County Council technology would be used to allow people to remain in their homes for as long as possible.


Sara Tiller, Chief Development Officer, Fareham & Gosport and South Eastern Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Groups explained that her role involved planning and procuring health services that would meet the needs of local people.  The NHS could not do this alone and were working together across the public and private sector.  They wanted to look at health in the broadest sense to prevent people becoming sick in the first place, so they would be able to live healthy, dependent lives.


Dr Leung, a local GP was very excited at the opportunity.  His only fear was this was a once in a lifetime opportunity and there could be issues if only short-term plans were made.


James Child, Project Director for Taylor Wimpey Dorchester felt that this was a unique example of public and private sector partners working together to deliver the project.  They wanted people to enjoy where they lived and make Whitehill & Bordon a quality destination.


Concern was expressed that residents had lost the Woolmer Surgery and Pinehill Surgery had two part-time doctors.  It was asked whether there were plans to encourage more GPs to the area in order to keep pace of the growing population.  In response, it was explained that this area was no exception when it came to fewer GPs.  The old model practice was proving to be unattractive to younger GPs.  30-40% of people who saw their GP were not there for a clinical reason, which was not a good use of a GPs time.  Different ways of working were having to be explored such as multi-disciplinary teams.  Dr Leung used a system in his practice which meant patients were more prepared to see a nurse knowing that a doctor would be  ...  view the full minutes text for item 33.


East Hampshire District Council Boundary Review pdf icon PDF 95 KB

Tom Horwood, EHDC Executive Director, will give a presentation on proposed boundary changes in the district.


The review, conducted by the Boundary Commission, will look at the district council’s internal ward boundaries and will include a public consultation.


Please see attached report from the Council meeting held on 8 December 2016 for further information.



Additional documents:


The Chairman introduced Tom Horwood, Executive Director, who explained that the Local Government Boundary Commission for England would be conducting an internal district ward boundary review of East Hampshire in 2017.


The review would try to ensure a consistent electorate for each district councillor, based upon predictions for the population in 2023.  The agreement of the revised boundaries would be confirmed by an Act of Parliament in early 2018, in advance of the next district council elections in May 2019.  The Commission will commence their public consultation in May 2017.


Public Questions


It was asked whether people were aware that the NHS Guildford and Waverley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) were leading a consultation to look at stroke services in Surrey?  As part of their plans, specialist stroke care would be provided at Frimley Park Hospital and St. Peters Hospital but not Royal Surrey County Hospital.  This was a serious situation that needed to be raised with MP’s.


Dr Leung confirmed that he was in fact aware of the changes but had not been asked what his patients might need.  The majority of his patients went to the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford so this would in one way or another impact them.


Sara Tiller, Chief Development Officer, Fareham and Gosport and South Eastern Hampshire CCG said that a 12 week formal consultation had started on 6 February 2017 in which everyone could give their views.  CCG’s had asked to be a formal consultee and Patient Participation Groups were able to input into the formal response.  They were also obtaining detailed data for the area as to how many people were being treated at Royal Surrey County Hospital and speaking to the ambulance service.  They would also be in touch with  local patient groups.


The Leader of EHDC said that he would express concerns to both MP’s for East Hampshire district:- Damian Hinds and George Hollingbery.