Assistant Branch Manager - Estate AgencyGet StaffPetersfield
You will have a UK driving Licence. Plus either a company car or car allowance. This is a truly great opportunity and the successful candidate will receive a… more
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:53:11 GMT

Financial ControllerDynamite Recruitment SolutionsPetersfield
Forecast and manage cash flow by tracking transactions and regularly reviewing internal reports. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to join… more
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:53:24 GMT

Scheduling AdministratorWorkshop recruitmentPetersfield
Strong customer service skills are vital in this respect as is a good telephone manner. Act as frontline customer service contact for emergencies, breakdowns… more
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:18:27 GMT

Production Maintenance TechnicianMatchtechPetersfield
Pro-active team working with peers, customer, and support groups to improve equipment reliability and performance driving site KPI's and other company… more
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 20:12:10 GMT

Customer Assistant Fruit & Veg TemporaryTescoPetersfield
Get to know your customers, greet them with a smile and serve them with pride. You’ll be someone with great communication skills and works well in a team, while… more
Fri, 23 Aug 2019 01:01:45 GMT

jobs by Indeed job search

What is it like in Petersfield?


The local state secondary school is The Petersfield School, usually referred to as 'TPS'. Primary schools are Petersfield Infant School, Sheet Primary School and Herne Junior School. A number of other local primary schools (Langrish, East Meon, West Meon, Steep and Buriton) feed into the Petersfield secondary schools.

The parish church of St Peter, after which the town is named,[12] is the Anglican church of Norman origins in the town centre, The Square. Other churches include Methodist (Station Road), Catholic (St Laurence's, Station Road) and United Reformed Church (College Street).

The case against Only for the middle-aged. Lovely as it might be for a walk, the South Downs National Park means trouble if you're planning a hi-tech extension.

Petersfield has easy access by means of two major roads crossing through Petersfield. Click for more...

Petersfield stood at a major crossroads until the A3 London to Portsmouth road was bypassed to the west of the town. The A272 bypasses the town via the A3 and a link road to Sheet on its route between Winchester, Hampshire's county town, and Heathfield, East Sussex.

The town was founded during the 12th century by William Fitz Robert, 2nd Earl of Gloucester, later chartered by his widow, Hawise de Beaumont,[5] and confirmed by charter in 1198 from "John, Count of Mortain" (later to be King John). In 1415 King Henry V granted the burgesses of Petersfield freedom from toll, stallage, picage, pannage, murage, and pontage throughout the realm of England. All charters are preserved in the archive files at Petersfield Town Council.

The Award Evening will be held on Thursday 6 October 2016 in the Rose Room, when Petersfield in Bloom’s President, well known TV/Radio gardening presenter and book writer Pippa Greenwood, along with the help of the Mayor of Petersfield, will present the awards.

The town has a Triathlon Club.

The Evangelical fellowship meets at the Herne Farm Leisure Centre on the eponymous estate, the Religious Society of Friends in the Voluntary Centre, High Street, the Salvation Army in Swan Street and Life Church Petersfield, formerly Petersfield Christian Fellowship, is in Station Road.[13]

The former Moreton House School in the town centre was bought by Churcher's College in 1993 to become Churcher's College Junior School, but it soon outgrew these premises and subsequently relocated to Liphook. The old Moreton House school site was converted to housing.

Petersfield railway station is on the Portsmouth Direct Line between London and Portsmouth. A branch line to Midhurst closed in 1955. The main station buildings date from the opening of the line in 1859 and are of a "town" type.

Heathland is very rare throughout Europe and Petersfield Heath is a typical heathland mosaic of micro habitats. Across the site are sandy heath and acid heath areas, grassland and scrub which gives the area diverse zones for insects, reptiles, birds and small mammals.

There is such a variety of places to eat in Petersfield. Click for more...

The main square is an attractive focal point providing the perfect venue for twice weekly markets on Saturdays and Wednesdays. There is a Farmers' Market on the first Sunday of every month.

The Museum is open between 10.00am and 4.00pm Tuesdays to Saturdays.

Petersfield lacks a state-sector Sixth-form. Pupils normally continue their education at Havant College, Alton College or South Downs College.

The town and the surrounding villages are home to several independent schools. Churcher's College is in Petersfield, and counts Tim Rodber and Tiny Rowland amongst its former pupils. Ditcham Park School is just outside the town, and Bedales School is in the neighbouring village of Steep. Former Bedales pupils include the Oscar-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis, actress Minnie Driver and singer Lily Allen.

The Petersfield Festivities take place in the market square over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Theres something for everyone in Petersfield. From the Heath, to the glorious South Downs.Click for more...

Free festivals are held throughout the year. The Petersfield Spring Festival over the May Bank Holiday weekend, the Petersfield Summer Festival over the August Bank Holiday weekend and the Petersfield Christmas Festival Market on the first Sunday in December.[9]

The town is on the crossroads of well-used north–south (formerly the A3 road which now bypasses the town) and east–west routes (today the A272 road) and it grew as a coach stop on the Portsmouth to London route. Petersfield is twinned with Barentin in France, and Warendorf in Germany.

• Live in Petersfield? Join the debate below.

The King's Arms is the local youth club situated near the town centre, run by Petersfield Area Churches Together (PACT), a charitable Christian organisation.[11]

Actors Buki Akib, Jamie Campbell Bower, Arthur Brough, Tamsin Egerton, Ellis Jones, and Miranda Hart were all born or live in Petersfield, as are the BBC Radio 4's soap opera The Archers actors Charles Collingwood (Brian Aldridge) and Edward Kelsey (Joe Grundy). Sir Alec Guinness and his wife are buried in Petersfield. In the music world, tenor Wilfred Brown, Sir William Henry Harris, and composer Michael John Hurd have connections to the town.

Petersfield is situated in the valley of the Western Rother, on the Lower Greensand at the northern edge of the South Downs. The town lies at the western end of the Greensand Ridge, a sandstone ridge running through Hampshire, Surrey and Kent.

The town is a centre for exploring the South Downs National Park.

Please keep your posts respectful and abide by the community guidelines - and if you spot a comment you think doesn’t adhere to the guidelines, please use the ‘Report’ link next to it to let us know.

Petersfield was once home to the world's first Teddy Bear Museum, which opened in 1984. It closed at the end of 2006, and is now a private house.

The town is surrounded on all sides by farmed countryside, with the South Downs south of the town, the Hampshire Downs to the west, and forested hills (Durford Wood) to the north east.

As to the history of Petersfield, the Museum is the absolute mine of information on the Town and the surrounding villages. There are six recent books written on the history of Petersfield, these books are complimentary to each other and do not overlap in their coverage.

The town's market square has an 18th-century statue of King William III (of Orange) by Henry Cheere. The king is mounted and the statue is on an engraved plinth. It is one of only five statues of William in the United Kingdom outside Northern Ireland (the others being in Glasgow, Brixham, Hull and Bristol) and, as such, attracts bands of marching Orangemen in mid-July to commemorate William's victory at the Battle of the Boyne.

At its centre stands the magnificent equestrian statue of King William III. The Church of St. Peter dates back to 1120 and retains many original features.

Petersfield has easy access by means of the A3 and A272, and is situated on the main London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour rail link. Latest News Public Note September 5, 2016 Improvements are being made ...Annual Report 2016 July 21, 2016Please see below Petersfield Town Council’s Annual Report for 2016:

Before the creation of the East Hampshire constituency in 1983, the town had been represented through the Petersfield constituency. Petersfield is now part of the parliamentary constituency of East Hampshire. Its Member of Parliament (MP) is Damian Hinds, a member of the Conservative Party. He took over from Michael Mates who stood down at the 2010 general election.

ITV Meridian and ITV London are the local ITV television franchises. Services are received from the Midhurst transmitting station.

Where to buy Delicious period property in the historic heart, all ivy-covered Georgians, tile-hung Victorians and half-timbered Tudors. Overlooking the heath is the prime suburban spot. Also Bell Hill, north-west near the bypass. Closer in, nice Victorians and Edwardians hug the station, Tilmore Road and around.

The Right Reverend Arthur Chandler, Bishop of Bloemfontein, retired to Petersfield where he died in 1939.

Petersfield is a market town and civil parish in the East Hampshire district of Hampshire, England. It is 17 miles (27 km) north of Portsmouth, via the A3 road. The town has its own railway station on the Portsmouth Direct Line, the mainline rail link connecting Portsmouth and London. Situated on the northern slopes of the South Downs, Petersfield lies wholly within the South Downs National Park.[2]

So welcome, please browse the site and plan what you could do on your next visit. Please have a look at the Offers on the Virtual Tour. 

As is often said, it is not about winning, but about participating, and we are grateful to all those who once again made Petersfield In Bloom a success.