Having developed the Plan based on the wishes of the community, it is important that the next stage of the detailed project work continues to fully involve as many residents as possible. The Parish Council actively welcomes the participation of members of the community in its work.
Any questions about the Parish Plan should be addressed in the first instance to the Steep Parish Clerk who will direct your questions to the most appropriate person. You can find contact details for the Parish Clerk on the Contact Us page.
Full details of the Parish Council, the Councillors and Council activities are accessible on the Parish Council website.
To request to join one of the Parish Councilís project working groups (who will be refining the actions proposed in the Plan), talk to the Parish Clerk about the topic that you are interested in.
In terms of the landscape, there are normally at least two Hangers work mornings each year, where members of the community can join a working party supervised (and equipped) by a Hampshire Countryside Agency ranger, carrying out basic landscape management projects. These might involve clearing or digging out footpaths; establishing new surfaces to bridleways; maintenance of local ponds and streams; and scrub clearance. The work mornings are advertised in the Parish Newsletter and by posters around the village.
It is proposed to start a Steep history group, with tasks such as recording an oral history of the Village; compiling a data-base of information for those seeking information on family history; accessing past census records; reviewing information on Steep held in the Hampshire County Archives; possible liaison with county archaeologists; and so on. We hope to stage exhibitions of the work of the group and eventually to compile and publish booklets on aspects of Steepís history. Volunteers who are interested in this, or who have further suggestions for work on history, please contact Fran Box.