The census is a survey that happens every 10 years and gives us a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales. All kinds of organisations, from local authorities to charities, use the information to help provide the services we all need, including transport, education and healthcare. Without the census, it would be much more difficult to do this.
If you live in England and Wales, you must take part in the census. Census information helps inform how billions of pounds of public funding is spent. By taking around 10 minutes per person to fill in the census questionnaire, you will help make sure your community gets the services needed now and in the future.
Census Day is Sunday 21 March (Office of National Statistics) – but you can fill yours in as soon as you get your access code in the post.
A questions and answers leaflet has been produced and is available to read here.
21 January 2021
As expected, the rate of rise in groundwater has increased again and the level is now 4ft 8in (1.4m) below ground level. This is a rise of over 2ft in a week - at this rate the Bourne should start to flow in the first week of January.
The groundwater level at Idmiston (QMF) continues to show an upward trend. Unfortunately the Met Office website still has no rain data for Boscombe Down. The nearby Middle Wallop station shows rainfall so far this month of 113.4mm (132% LTA).
The pond at Manor Farm has been filling quickly - another sign that we will soon have water flowing in the Bourne. Who is going to be first to spot water flowing at the Ford??
Manor Farm 24th December 2020
Manor Farm 27th December 2020
The latest Groundwater report is in our Environment Section of the Document Library.
30 December 2020