More use should be made of the excellent school facilities by the Village and it is suggested that the Hants CC and Governors should review hire charges in rural villages and more actively promote and make affordable their use by villages.
It is further recommended that the Hants CC and the Par- ish Council review the high demand for Adult Education evening classes with a view to facilitating their provision.
6 Health and Social Services
The Community Care Committee are recommended to review the way they promote their services and harness the large num- bers willing to help. There is a need for a good neighbour scheme to assist the 48 people who said they need help with collecting medicines and shopping. The responsibility for co- ordinating this programme should be clearly identified and published.
Ropley School Extension
7 Sports and Leisure
It is recommended that organisations promote their activities more vigorously by making use of the Public Notice Boards and BisMonRopTis. As 70% of the respondents in the village con- sider it important to extend the existing cricket pavilion, it is recommended that the Sports Club should proceed with its lot- tery grant application and it be supported by the Parish Coun- cil. It is also recommended that the existing clubs collaborate on setting up a Youth club in the village especially as 100 people have offered to help.
It is hoped that further steps can be taken to bring a reconcilia- tion of both parties for the benefit of the Village as a whole.
Commemorative Clock on the Cricket Pavilion — installed in memory of one of Ropley’s great characters and keen cricketer, Harold “Snowy” Bunce
The need for extra notice boards and bus time tables (despite being delivered to every household) was identified in the ques- tionnaire. It is recommended that the Parish Council reviews these requirements, though the committee felt that they were probably adequate.
Ropley at the Millennium — 45