St Mary Bourne
|St Mary Bourne|
Thatched Cottage and The George Inn
St Mary Bourne shown within Hampshire
|Population||1,226 (parish 2001 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Parish||St Mary Bourne|
|District||Basingstoke and Deane|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
|UK Parliament||North West Hampshire|
|List of places: UK • England • Hampshire|
The village of St. Mary Bourne is part of the civil parish of St. Mary Bourne, and is part of the Burghclere, Highclere and St. Mary Bourne ward of Basingstoke and Deane borough council. The borough council is a Non-metropolitan district of Hampshire County Council.
Culture and community
There is a local amateur dramatic society, and two golf clubs, both of which are based around pubs. These societies, along with the cricket club and other local organisations, are representative of the community in microcosm. The farms, pubs (local pubs include the Coronation Arms, the Bourne Valley Inn and The George Inn) and the partly volunteered shop aren't the only businesses in the village. There's one of the world's leading watercress companies - Vitacress. There's a business improvement consultancy, a thriving garage, a recruitment company, an agency for marketing responsible tourism, and a maker of quality curtains and soft furnishings. There is also a primary school. Most locals commute, heading off to railway stations 5 or more miles away. Just as many drive to Newbury, Whitchurch, Basingstoke, Winchester or Andover.
A local celebrity is James Blunt, the singer, who spent much of his life in St. Mary Bourne.
-  St Mary Bourne Village Centre
-  The Parish of St Mary Bourne
-  St Mary Bourne Parish Council
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