Community News and Information

Lindford completed its Village Appraisal in March 2002, and the Parish Council decided that we should build on this to produce a Parish Plan, setting out priorities for the village

On this page you can view:

 

·        Useful telephone numbers and local information

·        Lindford and environs community events

·        Local news

·        Whitehill/Bordon regeneration

·        Police and crime information

 

LINDFORD AND ENVIRONS COMMUNITY EVENTS

 

Volunteers neede

(Posted 18.04.19) The HCC countryside rangers need more people to volunteer for conservation work on both Broxhead and Short Heath (Oakhanger) commons. See poster for details.

 

Spring into Health

(Posted 10.04.19) A health festival in Whitehill & Bordon is looking to encourage more than 500 people to try out a new activity that could improve their health and wellbeing. Called Spring into Health, the week-long festival will help people feel good about themselves with a host of events people can sign up to. Whether it’s football fun, relaxing yoga, bootcamp training or a diverting dance class there’s loads for people in the town have a go at. East Hampshire District Council, working with the Whitehill Bordon Regeneration Company, has organised the scheme, which runs from April 27 to 6 May, as part of the Healthy New Town programme.

Clare Chester, Head of Regeneration, said: “We’re looking for 500 people to try something new during the Spring into Health Festival. We’ve teamed up with local groups to provide a huge number of opportunities. Have a look through the programme and pick out the activities that strike your fancy and then give them a go! Who knows, you might discover you have a hidden talent for trampolining or that cricket really bowls you over! To take part, choose an activity, contact the organiser, sign up to a few taster sessions and give it a go!” Find out what’s on offer at whitehillbordon.com.

 

District Councillor election

(Posted 06.04.19) The District Council elections will be held on Thursday 2 May. The list of candidates has been published.

 

Café Church

(Posted 16.03.19) Lindford Methodist Church has issued a press release about their new initiative called Café Church.

 

Play rehearsals

(Posted 20.02.19) ChewBoy Productions are currently rehearsing their five-star, surreal comedy play EUAN at the Village Hall, following a sold out run in London last year. The one-hour play is all about 3 characters who have lost someone or something called Euan, and they need to find Euan, because they were supposed to be looking after Euan. And if their boss finds out, then she isn’t going to be happy. Which would all be well and good, if any of them knew what Euan was! The play will be performed at Brighton Fringe from 20 -26 May at 6.35pm, tickets here: (https://sw.tickets.red61.com/performances.php?eventId=18:2074)  and in Guildford on Sunday 14 July at the Star Inn. They’re also heading to Edinburgh Fringe Festival (venue tbc). 

Bus changes

(Posted 13.02.19) You may have heard that there are some changes to buses in the area from 17 February 2019. The 18 will no longer come through Lindford but will only run between Aldershot and Whitehill. There will be a new service, the 23, from Basingstoke to Haslemere which will run only every two hours. The 13 service will have a revised timetable, with some weekday journeys extended from Liphook to Haslemere approximately every two hours but not coming to Lindford. See the 23 timetable and the new 13 timetable for further information.

 

Donkey day

(Posted 15.01.19) Lindford Church is organising a Donkey Day on Good Friday 19 April from 1pm-4pm. See poster for further details.

 

Flying drones

(Posted 03.09.18) When flying drones in public places, please note that there is a drone code.

 

Neighbourhood Watch

(Posted 11.02.19) Through a Lindford Neighbourhood Watch scheme, interesting information has been received about visibility of house names and numbers, courier scams and when to use 101 and 999.

 

LOCAL NEWS

 

Forest Centre Youth Project

(Posted 06.04.19) A youth project has been started at The Forest Community Centre. You can see the aims and objectives and meet the team involved. Also offered is an outreach service for young people who are unable to get into the centre.

 

EHDC community grants

(Posted 28/03/19) East Hampshire District Council is committed to supporting community groups within the district by giving out grants. The guidance notes and application form for the new Supporting Communities Fund are now available to view on our website: www.easthants.gov.uk/community-grants. These grants will help community groups, either by providing a three-year funding agreement to supplement ongoing costs or by providing up to £25,000 for a one-off project. Please note the application window opens on Monday 1st April and closes on Friday 31st May.

 

Bin collection problems

Due to unprecedented problems with collection vehicle breakdowns and staff shortages, many residential waste collections in East Hampshire (rubbish, recycling, garden waste and glass, including bring sites) are currently running behind by up to three days. Residents are advised to put their bins out by 7am on their usual collection day and leave them in position until they are collected. 

Claire Hughes, Head of Strategic Commissioning at East Hampshire District Council said: “I would like to apologise for the poor service that East Hampshire residents are experiencing from our waste contractor, Biffa. “The council is working with Biffa and is using all of the mechanisms in the contract to ensure Biffa addresses these issues as swiftly as possible. “Residents should rest assured that their bins will be collected, and we appreciate their patience in this matter.”

If your bin is not collected within three days of your normal collection day, please go to www.easthants.gov.uk/bins and report it online. Alternatively, you can call 0300 300 0013.

 

Councillor grants

(Posted 21/03/19) Projects across Lindford and Whitehill & Bordon have been given a crucial cash boost thanks to one local councillor. Scout groups, charities, theatres and parish councils have received grant funding from Cllr Yvonne Parker-Smith, East Hampshire District Councillor for Lindford. Each year every councillor is given £4,500 to distribute among local causes through the Councillor Grant Scheme. Grants can range between £250 and-£1,000 for projects that provide benefits to the community. In total, Cllr Parker-Smith gave grants to 12 local groups. She said: “The Councillor Community Grants scheme gives local councillors the power to support the local groups and organisations that are working for the benefit of our communities. Councillors are in a great position to know what’s going on in their local area and they can make sure the money is put to the best use. If you have a project you need financial support for, get in touch with your local councillor and apply for a Councillor Community Grant.” On receiving applications councillors will make an initial assessment of the merits of the scheme and, subject to the application meeting certain criteria, will then decide whether to approve funding.

Over the last 12 months Councillor Parker-Smith has approved the following grants:

£250: 1st Bordon (Garrison) Scout Group, new equipment
£500: Badgerswood Surgery, a FENO machine
£250: Artscape, arts and music workshop
£350: Lindford Ladies, new materials and guest speakers
£500: Furniture Helpline, servicing heating system
£200: Lindford Parish Council, event to thank volunteers
£500: Lindford Parish Council, promote Lindford Village Hall
£500: Lindford Parish Council, 12 solar-powered Christmas trees
£500: Phoenix Theatre, arts for all
£300: Lindford Pop In, games and a raffle
£300: Lindford Parish Council, CCTV
£374: Lindford Parish Council, maple tree

Find out more about Councillor Community Grants at www.easthants.gov.uk/community-grants

 

Superfast Broadband

(Posted 27.02.19) Hampshire County Council is rolling out superfast broadband across the region. It enables people to get internet speeds of 24megabits per second or more, making streaming TV, working from home, online banking and shopping, and gaming a lot easier, to name just some of the benefits. To find out if you are included in the rollout you can use this postcode checker on the Hampshire Superfast Broadband website and register to be told when it is available in your area at: www.hampshiresuperfastbroadband.com/myparish/.

 

Fly-Tipping

(Posted 20.02.19) A flyer from Hampshire County Council gives some guidance about managing waste and what to do regarding a waste carrier when arranging waste disposal.

 

Council Tax frozen

(Posted 13.02.19) East Hampshire District Council's share of Council Tax has been frozen and £1.5 million has been put aside to help the community.

 

Sports awards

(Posted 26.01.19) Nominations are now open for the East Hampshire Sports Awards 2019, which recognise sports people at every level and the coaches and volunteers who work behind the scenes to help athletes and clubs succeed. The deadline for nominations is Friday 31st January 2019 and elected finalists will be invited to an awards evening on Thursday 14 March 2019 at Old Thorns Hotel in Liphook. To download the guidance and nomination forms visit https://www.easthants.gov.uk/sportsawards2019. We are actively looking for nominations for the following categories:

 

·        Senior Team of the Year

·        Outstanding Personal Achievement

·        Senior & Junior Disability Sportsperson of the Year

·        School Team of the Year

 

These annual prestigious awards are co-ordinated by East Hampshire District Council to publicly recognise sporting achievement in the following categories:

 

 Junior categories:

·        Sportsperson

·        Disability Sportsperson

·        Team of the Year

·        School Team of the Year

Senior categories: 

·        Sportsperson

·        Disability Sportsperson

·        Coach of the Year

·        Team of the Year

·        Service to Sport

·        Club of the Year

Joint categories:

·        Volunteer of the Year

·        Outstanding Personal Achievement

 

Keep warm this winter

Posted 05.11.18) Residents of Whitehill & Bordon and Lindford can keep warm this winter with the latest energy-saving improvements thanks to an interest-free loan from East Hampshire District Council. The Council has government funds ready for those looking to install home energy improvements such as insulation, a new boiler, double or triple glazed windows or solar panels. The loan scheme, called Cosy, is available for home improvement works that minimise energy use and reduce carbon emissions - and residents can apply for any amount up to £7,000. Making your home energy-efficient can help save a lot of money. According to www.energysavingtrust.org.uk, if you are living in a semi-detached house, replacing an old boiler can save you up to £200 a year in heating bills, while heating bills can also be reduced by up to £245 a year with solid wall insulation and £145 a year with cavity wall insulation. Visit the Energy Saving Trust’s website to see how much you could save! Cllr Ferris Cowper, Portfolio Holder for Whitehill & Bordon, said: “The Cosy loan is fantastic. It allows residents to get a rare interest-free loan that will help them live more comfortably and save money in the future. It’s quick and easy to apply for and will be installed in your home within six months! So, what’s stopping you? Don’t leave it too late!” If you are a resident or private landlord in Whitehill & Bordon or Lindford and are interested in the scheme, visit www.easthants.gov.uk/cosy-east-hampshire and register your interest quickly using the registration form as the loans are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Alternatively, you can call the Cosy team on 01730 234 317.

 

River Wey Trust

(Posted 28.06 18) The River Wey Trust has produced its latest newsletter.

 

Community First

(Posted 06.03.18) Community First East Hampshire exists to strengthen the voluntary sector in the district by offering training, general organisational support and help with volunteer recruitment and management. The latest newsletter contains lots of interesting information and news for groups involved in the local community in East Hampshire. It contains links to some very useful websites. Community First has also produced a newsletter of community news in the Whitehill and Bordon area.

Community First is looking for volunteer drivers to help transport passengers with support needs to activities such as lunch clubs and social activities across East Hampshire including Liphook, Liss and surrounding areas. For further details, please call the team on 01420 475759 or email lynne.peters@cfirst.org.uk

 

PPG newsletter

(Posted 06.04.19) The April newsletter of the Patient Participation Group of Badgerswood and Forest Surgeries is now available. The AGM will be held on 7 May at 7.30pm at Lindford Village Hall. This is an open meeting so friends and relatives are also welcome. Our speaker is Nick Broughton, CEO of Southern Health Foundation Trust - an excellent speaker.

 

Woodland Trust newsletter

(Posted 08.10.18) The Woodland Trust has produced an Autumn newsletter.

 

WHITEHILL BORDON REGENERATION

 

Update

(Posted 07.02.19) EHDC has released an update on the progress of the regeneration town.

 

Newsletter

(Posted 18.12.18) The Whitehill and Bordon Regeneration Company has produced a newsletter which can be viewed here.

 

POLICE AND CRIME INFORMATION

 

Fake pet advertisement

(Posted 09.03.19) A warning from Action Fraud: fraudsters are posting advertisements for non-existent animals and pet accessories online. Action Fraud has received thousands of reports with victims reporting a total loss of over £3 million. For further details see https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/news/pawsforthought.

 

NFU and Crimestoppers initiative

(Posted 08.08.18) The National Farmers' Union has launched a new service for farmers and the public to give information anonymously about rural crime, in partnership with the charity Crimestoppers. For more details: https://www.nfuonline.com/news/latest-news/nfu-and-crimestoppers-launch-new-rural-crime-reporting-line/.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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