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Situated in the heart of the beautiful Test Valley, the parish of Abbotts Ann includes areas around the village itself, namely Little Ann, Little Park, Abbotts Ann Down and an area of Anna Valley.

Located just under three miles from the market town of Andover and a short drive away from the historic centres of Salisbury and Winchester, Abbotts Ann is a thriving community with an award-winning village shop, church, state of the art primary school, nursery school and two pubs.

Its residents are proud of where they live, with many taking an active role in the annual village fete, running the community village shop and joining in the numerous clubs and social occasions the village and its surrounding areas provide.

From May 2020 everyone visiting this village web site will be able to read the Parish Magazine in book form on-line.

Please do enjoy and explore our website, where you will find information about much of what Abbotts Ann has to offer, both in its amenities and clubs/societies. We would also welcome your feedback and openly encourage you to contact us with your news and views.

Why not start by looking at the information about the amenities within the village.

W.I. Newsletter February 2021

Unfortunately, numbers joining in this month’s meeting via Zoom were slightly down which was a shame as they missed an excellent speaker, Tom Morath, who is obviously passionate about his job.  His official title is Fund Raising & Events Manager at the nearby Hawk Conservancy, but his actual duties do not stop there.  …

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March 2021 Parish Magazine On-Line

View the on-line Edition of the Abbotts Ann Parish Magazine To you lovely readers Spring, beautiful, stunning and uplifting. I know that many of you are already walking the lanes, I’ve stopped and talked to you!! I hope that you are enjoying it as much as I am and with this spell of lovely weather …

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GraveTalk

  ” It’s far too late to think about death when you’re dying – let’s do it now”.  This was the headline of the Credo article in the Saturday Times on 6th February 2021.  Bishop Graham Tomlin goes on to say, ‘the time to think about death is when you are healthy and well’. We …

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W.I. Newsletter January 2021

Thanks to a technical hitch at the start of this month’s meeting, followed by an unnecessary, apologetic email from our Zoom “host” Lynne Lucas the following day, we now know from the responses just how appreciative our members are, that we can at least meet virtually.  They all reassured Lynne it wasn’t a …

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February 2021 Parish Magazine On-Line

View the on-line Edition of the Abbotts Ann Parish Magazine Hello you lovely readers, hope you are keeping warm and safe in these wintry times, and if you know me well – you will know that I’m still in sleeveless tops!! (well, I never claimed that I was normal – just odd!!!) Another edition of the …

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Abbotts Ann Potential Ultrafast 1Gbps (FTTP) Broadband Upgrade

Abbotts Ann Potential Ultrafast 1Gbps (FTTP) Broadband Upgrade Following months of internet / broadband connection woes (which as a business has been beyond annoying, as if COVID hasn’t been bad enough!) we have investigated the possibility of getting ultrafast 1Gbps broadband (Fibre To the Premises) installed. Openreach have informed us that 310 premises* in Abbotts …

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Coronavirus and the church

It is with a heavy heart that the PCCs and I have taken the decision to cease in-person services in our church buildings for the remainder of this month, due to the current surge in cases of Covid 19 and the extreme pressure on the NHS. The PCCs will review the situation at the end …

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January 2021 Parish Magazine On-Line

View the on-line Edition of the Abbotts Ann Parish Magazine Dear all Welcome to the year 2021 Well, who would have guessed that it would start off like this, in lockdown! We should all be very grateful that our small community is so self-contained, brilliant Post Office, fantastic shop (not that I’m biased!) hot food …

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W.I. Newsletter December 2020

Our walking group now has a new name.  With the lifting of restrictions (temporarily as it turns out) we were able to meet again on the 12th December and decided to venture a little further this time.  We met up in Chilbolton and all turned up in red cars – so one of …

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December’s Parish Magazine On-Line

View the on-line Edition of the Abbotts Ann Parish Magazine Dear all Welcome to the Christmas Edition of the Parish Magazine 2020. I’ve decided to do something different with my picture pages this month, I’ve turned them into a quiz! I’m going to test your observational skills of the village, see how much you are …

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November’s Parish Magazine On-Line

View the on-line Edition of the Abbotts Ann Parish Magazine Hello to all you lovely readers I really do hope that you are still enjoying the magazine, and yes, I know it’s still online, but as I’ve explained before – my hands are tied, hopefully sometime in the New Year we can start up again, …

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Homes For ABBOTTS ANN Proposal

The Abbotts Ann Community Land Trust (AACLT) is delighted to be able to share with you the proposal for Homes for Abbotts Ann. A leaflet is being delivered to all Abbotts Ann residents this week to ask for people to look at our initial proposal on this website and to provide opinions via our …

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