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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.

Abbotts Ann Fete — Saturday 4th September 2021

ABBOTTS ANN FETE 2021 – SATURDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER The annual fete will return in full this year after the much reduced but highly successful event of last year. By popular request the Fete is going to take place within the heart of the village again, using a multitude of venues (War Memorial Hall, Village Shop, …

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THE RETURN OF THE HALL HOG ROAST!

THE RETURN OF THE HALL HOG ROAST! A VILLAGE COMMUNITY CELEBRATION OF THE EASING OF LOCK DOWN SAVE THE DATE – FRIDAY 25th JUNE 2021 Yes, it’s back by popular demand. Details will be confirmed as soon as the Road Map out of Lock Down dates of 17th May and 21st June become clearer. The …

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Cattle Lane Closure on 17th May to 21st May inclusive

Cattle Lane between Mill Lane and the A343 will be closed by OPENREACH between 17th May and 21st May for telecoms work

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Neighbourhood Watch Scheme

Abbotts Ann Neighbourhood Watch The village Neighbourhood Watch Scheme was formed in 1990 and initially relied on a number of local coordinators who would pass on information to the residents in their immediate area. However as digital devices have become universal communication now relies on a coordinator passing information directly by email to anyone who …

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W.I. Newsletter April 2021

Our speaker this month, via Zoom, was Sarah Delves, members logged on to hear that Sarah was first introduced into the world of antiques when, aged 7, she was taken round the local antiques shops and fairs by her father in an attempt to instil an interest in Georgian silver. However, she was …

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HIBBERT AND LIDDELL CUPS 2021 – NOMINATIONS PLEASE

These cups are awarded annually on the first Saturday in September, which this year will be 4th September. Past winners are all named on www.abbottsann.com  and in frames in the War Memorial Hall. The Hibbert Cup is awarded for outstanding, voluntary, unpaid contribution to the Abbotts Ann community in honour of Basil Hibbert, who …

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May 2021 Parish Magazine On-Line

View the on-line Edition of the Abbotts Ann Parish Magazine Welcome to the May Magazine! Spring is definitely here, yes, I can prove it – see my photo pages!! But I must admit, it certainly has not felt that for some weeks, a word to the wise – do not have a Magnolia tree, the …

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Churchyard Fence Replacement

ABBOTTS ANN PARISH COUNCIL Churchyard Fence Replacement The Parish Council will be replacing St Mary’s Churchyard Northern boundary fence along Church Path, from the churchyard West Wall to the Parish Notice Board.  Below is the schedule of dates although they are completely weather dependent.   START DATE COMPLETION DATE ACTION Monday 19th April 2021 Friday …

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ABBOTTS ANN WAR MEMORIAL HALL

ABBOTTS ANN WAR MEMORIAL HALL 2020 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING This AGM should have been held in public in November 2020 Given the COVID-19 regulations, your committee took the decision to postpone the AGM for 6 months. Your committee has now decided to run the 2020 AGM immediately before the 2021 AGM on Wednesday 3rd November …

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W.I. Newsletter March 2021

Once again, we logged on from the comfort of our homes to get together virtually and hear from our guest speaker this month, Dr. Frances Hurd. Whilst we had all heard of The Quakers, very few of us knew much about their activities and history and neither did Frances, despite being the daughter …

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April 2021 Parish Magazine On-Line

View the on-line Edition of the Abbotts Ann Parish Magazine Hello lovely readers! Another month, wow, having a blast! You will find that this edition seems longer than usual, and you will be right – it is, this must be a record, it is 60 pages! I know, but everyone seemed to want to have …

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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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