Welcome to the home page for the communities of Bighton and Gundleton.
A resource for the residents of Bighton and Gundleton.

You can find under the headings to the left information about local services such as
the Parish Council, the Village Hall, All Saints Church, together with details and statistics about the local community and local organisations.

Throughout the year there are a variety of events taking place such as the Village Fete, shows from professional theatre groups and not forgetting the inter-village rivalry of the annual quiz between Old Alresford and Bighton & Gundleton.

2006 saw the launch of the Bighton Village Hall Monthly Draw. This initiative seeks to raise funds for the Village Hall and is open to residents of the parish. Proceeds are split 50:50 between the prize fund and the Hall funds. Further details can be found in the Village Hall section.

You may have noticed some changes to the website. Apart from the obvious cosmetic changes, we have included a more user friendly calendar for the Village Hall together with an interactive map for its location. We do still get calls asking where the Village Hall is!

Come in and have a wander around the site - you might be surprised to learn what's happening in your village!




Bighton & Gundleton News - October issue now available

The successor to Village Voice is Bighton & Gundleton News, affectionately known as Big Gun News! If you have mislaid the copy posted through your door, the latest copy can be found by following this link or from the menu on the left of this page.


Defibrillator Funding - success!

Due to the generosity of local donors and the hard work of fund raisers we have reached our target for the purchase and installation of a defibrillator. This is such an important piece of equipment to have locally and could make the difference to saving someone’s life.

Free training by the Ambulance service is being arranged. Dates will be published here and in BigGun News once we have them.


Free Hit Counters

Village Hall Lottery 2017/2018 - now running!

Thank you to everyone who has bought tickets for the 2017/2018 version of the Village Lottery. We are very grateful to those who participate. About 50% of the income raised is used to provide prizes and the balance (about £1,200 a year) is used to help pay for maintenance of the village hall.

The July and August draws have taken place. All the results for the year can be found on the Village section of this site, whilst this month's results can be seen on this page.


Inter Village Quiz

It’s that time of year again...the Village Quiz “Bighton v Old Alresford”!! 

Saturday 18th November at Bighton Village Hall

There are only a limited number of tables available so book early to avoid disappointment!! 
Tables of 6 @ £5 per head…people can either enter a team of 6 or as part of a team willing to join in with others.

Bring your supper/nibbles and or any drinks for the evening.

Contact Harry Lewin on 07525048801 for further information, and to book your table for teams or for individual places.


Winchester Villages Trust

The Trust comprises a group of villages in the Winchester area, including Bighton & Gundleton, which subscribed to a fund to provide assistance to those in need where help is not available from public funds.

Help is available to people who live in our parish, but in exceptional circumstances, may also be available to those who live immediately outside.

Types of help include:

  • grants of money to relieve sudden distress, sickness, or infirmity;
  • gifts in kind to help those in need such as furniture, bedding, clothing, food, fuel, and heating appliances;
  • payment of transport costs for people entering hospital or residential homes, or for relatives visiting them;
  • the provision of tools, books, fees for examination or tuition, or travelling expenses to help people to obtain employment;
  • help for children and young people to take part in extra-curricular activities where parents cannot afford such costs, for example (but not exclusively) youth clubs, scouts, and guides, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, school outings.

Please make application by letter, email, or telephone to:

Gail Johnson
Chautara
Bighton
Alresford
SO24 9RB

Email: gail.johnson@outlook.com

Tel.: 01962 736556

PLEASE NOTE: applications are treated in the strictest confidence.


Bighton Village Draw

Village Draw Winners



September 2017
1st Prize  of £50   Jean Nix
2nd Prize  of £30   - Sharon Squibb
3rd Prize  of £20  - Helen Skirton
4th Prize  of £15  Rita Varley
5th Prize  of £10   Jessica Lees