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

 

Large sites consultation

(Posted 17.08.19) The Large Development Sites consultation is beginning on 3 September. The poster shows where meetings are being held. In Bordon, there is one on Thursday 19 September between 4pm and 7pm and on Saturday 28 September between 10am and 2pm. Both are at the Forest Community Centre.

 

Activity camps

(Posted 04.07.19) Fit for Sport and Everyone Active have teamed up to support children with disabilities in Hampshire throughout the summer. They are running Fit For Sport Activity Camps at their Hart, Fareham and Alton activity camps form 24 July to 3 September.

 

Coaching with the legends

(Posted 03.07.19) There is a great opportunity for those aged between 5 and 17 to be coached by the legends of cricket on 30 August at BOSC Alley. 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.

 

LOCAL NEWS

 

Bin collections

(Posted 22.08.19) Please be advised that following the Summer bank holiday on Monday 26 August 2019, bin collections will take place 24 hours later than usual.

 

Primary care services survey

(Posted 17.08.19) The CCG is currently seeking views from local people on primary care services, including the Integrated Primary Care Access Service. Locally the way in which you can access some of your GP services is changing with the introduction of:

 

·        Integrated Primary Care Access Service

·        Same Day Access Services

·        GP provided phlebotomy tests (blood taking)

·        Online access (eConsult)

·        Online appointment booking

·        Online prescription requests

·        Long term condition clinics

·        Care navigators.

 

Fareham and Gosport Clinical Commissioning Group and Southern Hampshire Primary Care Alliance would welcome your thoughts on these services as they may make changes to how and where the services are, based on what local people say. To find out more and share your views visit the CCG website. Alternatively, you can go directly to the survey asking for your views about GP services at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BigConversationGPServices. The deadline for all survey responses is Friday 4 October 2019.  

 

Disability Champion Awards

(Posted 22.07.19) With the help of a recent grant from EHDC, the Whitehill and Bordon Disability Action Group is holding an awards event to recognise those in the community (within a 2-mile radius of the town centre) who have done that little bit extra to help those in the area who are disabled. You can see the categories in which the awards will be given from the Nomination Form. The poster gives details of how to get a nomination form. The ceremony will be held on Tuesday 3 December at the Forest Community Centre. EHDC has issued a press release about the awards.

 

Local events

(Posted 09.08.19) There are some local events being held in the near future. The South of Butser Community Day is on 28 September; there is a Barn Dance in Horndean on 13 September; and a Street Dance workshop in Clanfield on 21 August.

 

Course for unemployed young people

(Posted 09.08.19) Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service and Kayleigh Jones (Prince’s Trust Team Leader) run a course for 16-25 year olds who are not in education and employment. The course outcome goal is to give the skills and confidence needed to help these young adults back into education/employment. Click here for further information.

 

Update for Councillors

(Posted 05.08.19) EHDC has issued an update for Town and Parish Councillors.

 

EHDC considers nutrient levels

(Posted 01.08.19) East Hampshire District Council is one of the first councils in the country to find a way of enabling much-needed new homes to be built without increasing potentially damaging nutrient levels in the sea. New case law introduced this year prevents development from taking place unless developers can prove that it will be 'nutrient neutral', which means that it does not increase the current levels of nitrogen in the Solent. The Council has worked hard to ensure that homes can be built while ensuring that environmental safeguards are in place and will work closely alongside Natural England to do this. 

EHDC has signed-up to something called the 'Grampian Condition' which means that the Council can now provide ways to help developers mitigate the potential impact of additional nutrients. This could involve taking agricultural land out of production or managing agricultural land in a different way. Cllr Angela Glass, EHDC's Portfolio Holder for Planning, said: "Because of the new case law we haven't generally been permitting development in the southern parishes and part of the north west area of the district. But we have now agreed a way of enabling development and to do this we need to ensure that developments are 'nutrient neutral' or that suitable measures are in place to mitigate the impact of the buildings before the homes are occupied. From here on EHDC will be approving development in the normal ways in the areas currently affected by using the Grampian Condition."

 

EHDC declares climate emergency

(Posted 25.07.19) East Hampshire District Council has officially declared a climate emergency and announced how it will continue to take urgent, positive and deliverable steps to reduce its impact on the environment. Councillors pledged to work across political parties to achieve a list of ‘ambitious and achievable’ targets and build on its long-standing environmental track record. Among the objectives are the appointment of a Climate Change Champion, retrofitting homes with energy-saving improvements and planting a tree for every resident in the district.

At its Full Council meeting on Thursday 18 July, EHDC pledged to renew its environment and energy strategy with actions that will reduce its carbon emissions and promote sustainable business practices. The strategy will ensure that all council services focus on environmental issues as part of everyday decision-making. It will promote sustainable building standards through the Council’s planning and building standards work and will influence and collaborate with other public bodies to deliver the UK Government Climate Change Act target to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

The Council’s retrofit programme, subsidising the installation of energy-saving measures such as insulation and double glazing – which has already seen £1 million of works carried out – will be further promoted to residents. The Council will also seek to remove carbon from the environment with an ambitious tree-planting programme which will see 120,000 trees planted across East Hampshire – one for each resident in the district. A cross-party working group will be set up, headed by a Climate Change Champion drawn from the opposition parties, with a remit to include views and ideas from across the community.

Councillor Richard Millard, Leader of East Hampshire District Council, said: “We will work together to ensure the results we have set out are achieved. We must look to the future and the kind of environment we will be handing on to future generations. We must take action now, before it is too late, to ensure real improvement in the lives of our children and grandchildren. This council has a strong track record on environmental issues having drawn up its Green Town Vision for the regeneration of Whitehill & Bordon in 2003, our pool cars are electric and we have helped install electric vehicle charging points in Petersfield, Liphook and Alton. A local authority only has power over its own estate but we will get our own house in order through a set of ambitious but achievable targets that will reduce this Council’s impact on the environment and demonstrate to others what can and must be done.”

Cllr Steve Hunt, leader of the Liberal Democrat Group, said: “We have no doubt that the world is facing a climate emergency and it is every councillor’s responsibility to play its part in addressing that. We have started work on this the right away, with the first steps forming a cross-party panel happening this week. It is important the new body has teeth in order to tackle the climate emergency head on. This is the challenge which councillors of all political persuasions and independents will work together to meet.”

The Council will also campaign for Government funding to improve local environmental projects and influence partner organisations such as councils, schools and businesses to reduce their environmental impact. It will also take a greater role in education and leadership, visiting schools and involve young people in tackling climate change.

 

New permanent Chief Executive at EHDC

(Posted 20.07.19) East Hampshire District Council and Havant Borough Council have approved the permanent appointment of Gill Kneller as their shared Chief Executive. Gill was made interim Chief Executive in January 2019 following the departure of her predecessor Sandy Hopkins. Both councils agreed to appoint her to the position permanently this week following a robust and challenging recruitment process. Ms Kneller said: “It is a privilege to be appointed Chief Executive of East Hampshire District Council and Havant Borough Council on a permanent basis and I want to thank the councillors for this opportunity. I have already been in the role for six enjoyable and successful months as interim but there’s plenty of hard work ahead as both councils work towards achieving their goals.”   An environmental health officer by profession, Ms Kneller has worked as an Executive Director for both councils. She has worked as a consultant in the private sector and holds a number of post graduate qualifications, including a masters in risk management.

Cllr Richard Millard, Leader of East Hampshire District Council, said: “Gill has shown over the last six months that she has the skills and the vision to make an excellent Chief Executive and we are delighted to be able confirm her appointment. I look forward to working with her to deliver the financial sustainability and excellent public services we strive for at East Hampshire District Council.” Cllr Michael Wilson, Leader of Havant Borough Council, said: “Gill is highly regarded by officers and councillors and has proved her ability to manage the challenges we face in public sector work today. Gill is a key asset to the council and as we progress our agenda I am confident she will assist us in meeting the ambitious targets we have set ourselves."

 

Keep on top of Council Tax

(Posted 12.07.19) Voicemail, email and text reminders are the latest measures being introduced by Havant Borough Council to help people keep on top of their Council Tax. The new system will be available from 15 July 2019 and will help residents avoid falling behind with their Council Tax payments. The Council sends reminders to residents prior to undertaking recovery proceedings for non-payment. Those contacted are requested to make payment of part or all of the arrears or, if unable to, may be offered a revised payment arrangement.

The aim of the electronic alerts is to prevent anyone falling behind with their payments, as reminders are sent out on the lead-up to the agreed payment date.  

It is hoped the additional reminders will reduce the need to take recovery action, whilst reducing the use of paper, saving postage costs and increasing the Council’s Council Tax collection rate. Councillor Leah Turner Cabinet lead for Finance said: “The introduction of these alerts will assist our residents by reminding them when payment is due. We intend to treat everyone fairly when it comes to the collection of council tax. If anyone is having any problems paying it is really important they contact the council urgently so that we can see what we can do to help. We are also keen to help people who may be in debt or struggling financially and work closely with Citizens Advice and other organisations that can provide help.

 

A new way to contact your council

(Posted 11.06.19) Residents will soon be able to contact East Hampshire District Council easier than ever before, thanks to an online customer system, which will allow people to check Council Tax payments, report issues and find out what they need, when they need it. Residents can already set up their own My EHDC accounts which can be used to access various services, such as reporting abandoned vehicles.

This year the system will be enhanced to widen the scope of services residents can access 24/7. During 2019, Council Tax payers will be able to access their secure account on-line, check what they owe, see when the next payment is due or set up a Direct Debit. Customers claiming Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support will be able to view their claim and check payments. Landlords whose tenants receive Housing Benefit will be able to check payment information. Later this year, customers who wish to buy a service or report a problem with services such as garden waste or refuse will be able to do this through their My EHDC account. They will also be able to report problems with their refuse collection via a 24/7 telephone line.

Cllr Nick Drew, EHDC Portfolio Holder for Governance and Legal, said: “By investing in technology, we have the potential to move more than 60 per cent of our telephone calls to a more convenient and flexible way for customers to contact us. By encouraging people to use other channels, we can spend more time with our more vulnerable residents who need a greater level of support.”

Customers can create a MY EHDC account right now at my.easthants.gov.uk.

 

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.

 

River Wey Trust

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

 

Community First

(Posted 06.02.19) 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.

 

PPG newsletter

(Posted 10.07.19) The July 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

 

Newsletter

(Posted 05.08.19) The Whitehill and Bordon Regeneration Company has produced a newsletter which can be viewed here.

 

POLICE AND CRIME INFORMATION

 

Fake TalkTalk emails
Action Fraud has received over 100 reports this week about fake emails purporting to be from TalkTalk. They state that the recipient’s TalkTalk account is in credit and that they’re owed a refund. The links in the emails lead to malicious websites. Don’t click on the links or attachments in suspicious emails, and never respond to messages that ask for your personal or financial details.


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/.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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