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

 

Getting started with IT

(Posted 16.10.19) These beginners IT sessions will give you a basic knowledge of computers, software and hardware, the internet and email.
You will have a clear understanding on which to build your future knowledge of, and skill with, computers and the Internet. On the last day you will look at different types of social media that are available, and how you might use them.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:

·        identify components of a computer;

·        input text correctly and perform functions using a mouse and keyboard;

·        navigate and search the internet safely;

·        send and receive simple emails;

·        recognise and use some IT terminology;

·        explore different social media platforms—including Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Instagram.

The courses will be held on:

Wednesday 16th, Thursday 17th and Friday 18th October
10:00 - 14:00
Cafe 1759, Bordon
Free to attend.
 
Call us to book a place on 01730 777059. 

 

Volunteer for Age Concern

(Posted 16.10.19) Age Concern Hampshire is looking to recruit more volunteers to the Village Agent Service in your area. Village Agents help people in their neighbourhood to find the services they need, reducing isolation and promoting wellbeing. See poster for further information.

 

Get ready for Brexit

(Posted 16.10.19) Business East Hants and EHDC recently undertook a Brexit survey of local businesses which identified a number of key areas where businesses require support. In response to this we want to ensure the relevant information and guidance is circulated to our local business community. Please see the information below sent on behalf of Enterprise M3 LEP. 

For traders - check what you need to do for the type of goods you import or export

·                  You can make it easier to import goods from the EU by registering to use transitional simplified procedures

·                  Make sure the EU business that you are selling to has the required paperwork to receive your goods​

·                  Keep up-to-date on import tariffs for day 1 of Brexit 

·                  Find out how to register for and make a customs declaration​

·                  Make sure your business has an EORI number​

·                  If you buy or sell goods to the EU then you need to get ready for changes​

For businesses - check what’s changing in your industry​

·                  Your contracts may need updating to continue using customer data between the EU and UK

·                  Check new guidance if you manufacture or distribute goods to the EU

·                  Employees practicing and serving clients in the EU may need to have their professional qualifications accredited. Check and apply by 31 October.

For hauliers - make sure you have the right driver and vehicle licenses and permits for driving in the EU

·                  Make sure you have the right documentation for the goods you’re carrying across EU borders, including your Master Reference Number (MRN)

·                  Check what you need to do to avoid delays.

Key information for further advice

https://www.gov.uk/brexit

https://www.enterprisem3growthhub.co.uk/about-us  

 

Let’s Talk events

(Posted 08.10.19) EHDC will be running an ongoing programme of ‘Let's Talk’ events to help engage with the community on priority issues. ‘Let's Talk’ has superseded the old Community Forums. The intention is to reduce barriers to engagement for the public, taking the Council to where people are (events, fairs, public spaces, community gatherings) rather than expecting them to come to go to the Council. Plain English will be used, face-to-face engagement to get input from residents on key areas of the Council's work. For instance, the first conversations with the public will be around climate change, peoples ‘sense of place  ̶  what they like/dislike about the area they live  ̶  and local transport issues.

So the Council is looking for events or occasions where it can engage with good numbers of residents. If you know of anything happening in your parish that may be suitable please contact the Parish Clerk on admin@lindfordpc.co.uk or 01420 475788.

 

All systems go for new waste contract

(Posted 30.09.19) Everything is ready for your new waste collection service, which starts on Monday (30 September). The company delivering the contract, Havant Borough Council’s (HBC) Joint Venture Norse South East (NSE), has new vehicles and staff ready for the start of the contract. Bin collection calendars have been sent to every home in the district, so residents know exactly when to put out which bin. Rubbish, recycling and glass will now be collected over five days. NSE will also be taking on garden waste collections, cleaning East Hampshire’s streets and public toilets, and grounds maintenance around the district. Our EHDC customer services team is ready to take your calls with automated phone systems for reporting missed bins. You’ll also be able to contact the council 24/7 using your MyEHDC account and updated webpages. EHDC has signed a delegation agreement with HBC which includes the final details of how the service will operate. For more information visit: http://www.easthants.gov.uk/new-waste-contract

 

Church appeal

(Posted 31.08.19) Lindford Methodist Church celebrated its 150th birthday next year and wants villagers to make it a special occasion. Oliver Greenway would like people to submit photographs or information about the Church for an exhibition. He said: “Originally an old wooden wheeled cart was used as the local Lindford Church. The present church ahs a long history, especially during the Second World War when it was used as a canteen for the Canadian troops based in Lindford.” Please send contributions to Oliver Greenway mailto:greenwayoliver@hotmail.com

 

Converting your home?

(Posted 29.08.19) A television production company called Friel Kean Films is making a brand new series for The Discovery Channel called ‘Be My Guest.’ It is looking for people who are planning to convert a part of their home and turn it into a holiday let. This can be anything such as a barn, garage, loft or spare room. This offers great exposure to everybody involved as well as expert tips and advice from the presenters. See poster to contact the company.

 

Flying drones

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

 

LOCAL NEWS

 

Board appointment for EHDC Leader

(Posted 07.10.19) East Hampshire District Council Leader, Cllr Richard Millard, has been appointed to sit on the board of the Enterprise M3 LEP. As well as leading the council since May 2017, Cllr Millard is an experienced businessman and will provide important insight for the organisation. The Enterprise M3 LEP is a partnership of business leaders and local authorities set up by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to lead economic growth and job creation in the local area. Cllr Millard is one of three new board members drawn from local authorities around the area. He said:

“It is an absolute privilege to represent the businesses and residents of the LEP region. I am committed to supporting the economic growth of the region and I will work hard to make sure the fantastic work of the LEP continues. This region has phenomenal economic potential and I am excited to help the Enterprise M3 area further grow as a sustainable, strong and vibrant economy.”

Cllr Millard is a creative and innovative entrepreneur, having established one of the UK's leading defence consultancies working with the UK MOD and advising foreign nations. He is also the owner of the Chocolate Frog Company, based in Oakhanger, which is well-known for its tearoom, shopping galleries and its event space, the Celebration Hall. Dave Axam, Chair of Enterprise M3 LEP, said: “Local authority board members play a key role on the Enterprise M3 Board, bringing their public sector experience, business knowledge and local insight to the board. As well as being Leader of East Hampshire District Council, Cllr Millard is also a prominent local businessman so understands the unique opportunities and challenges of creating sustainable economic growth in the region.”

 

Don’t be fooled by fly-tippers

(Posted 03.10.19) Don’t be taken in by ‘unbelievable’ prices. That’s the message from East Hampshire District Council after two men were fined for fly-tipping rubbish in the district. EHDC has played its part in bringing prosecutions against two fly-tippers who promised to dispose of residents’ rubbish for a knock-down fee.

Aaron Dubber (35), of Forest Side Avenue, Havant, was paid £30 to take away refuse including children’s toys and a plastic playhouse. Instead of disposing of the waste legally he dumped it at Slant Hill, in Blendworth. Following an investigation by East Hampshire District Council, he pleaded guilty to Portsmouth Magistrates Court to illegally depositing waste and received a £320 fine and was ordered to pay a £32 victim surcharge and £360 costs.

Elsewhere, Ben Bennett (32), of Hayling Island, promised to safely dispose of rubbish for just £20 but instead arranged for it to be tipped in Pyle Lane, Horndean, and Hulbert Road, Havant. He pleaded guilty at Portsmouth Magistrates Court to knowingly allowing the illegal deposit of waste and was given 13 weeks imprisonment suspended for 12 months and ordered to pay costs of £500 and a victim surcharge £115. This investigation was carried out in partnership between East Hampshire District Council and The Environment Agency.

Cllr Ingrid Thomas, EHDC’s Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhood Quality, said: “If someone offers to take away your waste for a price that’s so low it seems unbelievable, you need to be aware that the waste may not be disposed of properly. Residents are responsible for the disposal of their own waste, so make sure you always use a licensed waste carrier and make sure they hand over a waste transfer note. Fly tips damage the environment, present a public health risk and cost thousands of tax payers’ pounds a year to clear up. EHDC will always investigate tips and we will prosecute the fly-tippers if we can.”

For more information about disposing of waste safely go to: www.easthants.gov.uk/fly-tipping.

 

Advice service contract goes to Havant Citizen’s Advice

(Posted 28.09.19) Havant Borough Council has awarded a new contract for Information and Advice to Citizens Advice starting from October 2019. This will mean the organisation can continue to deliver free impartial information and advice to people who may be experiencing issues such as housing, welfare benefits and debt. Havant Citizens Advice is located within Leigh Park Community Centre, Dunsbury Way, Leigh Park with outreach sites located throughout the borough.

Councillor Tim Pike, Deputy Leader and Cabinet lead for Planning Regeneration and Communities, said: “We are committed to helping the most vulnerable people in the borough and Havant’s Citizens Advice has an excellent record of supporting our residents. We look forward to working with them and other local partners to deliver this much needed service for our residents.”

Jon Stuart, Havant’s Citizen Advice Chief Executive added: “Citizens Advice Havant is delighted to have been awarded a new contract for the provision of advice services and we look forward to continuing our partnership with Havant Borough Council. Our team is fully committed to supporting the local community with the best possible help and guidance. We can all face problems that seem complicated or intimidating. At Citizens Advice, we believe no one should have to face these problems without good quality, independent advice.”

Anyone in need of advice should contact Citizens Advice on 0344 4111306.  For details of their online live chat and drop in services visit www.citizensadvicehavant.org/

 

Countrside Access Forum

(Posted 28.09.19) Hampshire Countryside Access Forum (HCAF) is a statutory body who provides guidance to councils/local authorities/transport, etc. on matters affecting the countryside such as public rights of way.  Whilst the guidance does not have to be acted upon it does have to be taken into consideration. The Forum has recently published a guidance document entitled ‘Equestrians in Hampshire’ to provide more information to help decision makers understand the needs of equestrians.

You can view a copy of the document is attached together with a copy of a letter from the Chair of the Forum.  You can also view the HCAF page and the 

Equestrians in Hampshire page which is under Projects and Advice on the home page.

 

EU exit support survey for voluntary sector
(Posted 28.09.19) Hampshire County Council and Community First would like to hear about any concerns you have about the impact of the UK’s exit from the EU – and in particular a no-deal scenario – on your organisation and the communities you support. The information you provide will be used by Hampshire County Council and Community First to assess whether there is any additional support that should be provided to the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS), as well as any further signposting to information that could be done to help VCS preparedness. The link to the survey is here. It should take no more than 5 minutes to complete. Information for the VCS on Brexit, and how to prepare your organisation, can be found on the National Council for Voluntary Organisation’s 
webpages. Hampshire County Council also has an EU exit webpage which provides local information and signposts to Government advice. If you have any queries about this survey, please contact Tim Houghton at tim.houghton@cfirst.org.uk.

 

Rural Crime Event

(Posted 28.09.19) Hampshire Constabulary is hosting a Rural Crime Event on Sunday 6th October (10:00 – 1500) at Sparsholt College, SO21 2NF. To register for tickets: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/70895242579. You can read the Hampshire Alert for the event from Hampshire Constabulary here.

 

Check food hygiene ratings

(Posted 28.09.19) As the nights draw in and we begin to think of the long winter ahead our thoughts turn to Christmas, and all the questions it poses. Who’s coming to us? Where are we going? Turkey or beef? What can I get for granddad? Where shall we have the Christmas do?

Havant Borough Council can’t help with the first few, but we can help with the last – the Christmas do. Love them or hate them, we all get invited to at least one! Before you decide whether you put your name down and hand over your deposit, you should check out the food hygiene ratings of the venue. If you’re asked to organise a Christmas do, please take the time to also check the hygiene rating at the venue – many have very glossy and attractive advertising leaflets, but if it doesn’t display the food hygiene rating you can check it online.

It’s also wise to check out if any guests have any food allergies and, if so, don’t forget to let the venue know when you book. It’s quick and easy to do – and could save you and your colleagues or relatives a miserable Christmas. You can check it out quickly and conveniently here.

To get a rating food outlets, such as restaurants, takeaways and pubs, are inspected by officers in our Environmental Health team to check that their hygiene standards meet legal requirements. The hygiene standards found at these inspections are rated on a scale ranging from 0 (urgent improvement necessary) to 5 (very good) following an unannounced food hygiene inspection. During inspections, our officer checks how well the business is meeting the law by looking at:

·        How hygienically the food is handled – how it is prepared, cooked, re-heated, cooled and stored

·        The condition of the structure of the buildings – the cleanliness, layout, lighting, ventilation and other facilities

·        How the business manages and records what it does to make sure food is safe, and food safety training.

So, no matter what you’re eating for Christmas please make sure it’s been prepared hygienically and isn’t likely to give you an upset stomach or much worse.

 

All systems go for East Hants strategy

(Posted 28.09.19) Work can begin on a new way of making the district a better place after plans were agreed by East Hampshire District Council. The new strategy, called Enhance East Hants, sets out how it will improve Alton, Whitehill & Bordon, Petersfield and the southern parishes of Horndean, Rowlands Castle and Clanfield. It was approved by EHDC’s Full Council on Thursday 19 September.

Cllr Robert Mocatta, Portfolio Holder for Community Development, Placemaking and Infrastructure, said: “The strategy will provide the framework for making the district the most attractive place it can be. We all have a role in maintaining and improving towns and villages in East Hampshire. Enhance East Hants will set out how we can make the most of our built and natural environments and improve residents’ lives.”

Part of the plan is to use the experience gathered over the last 10 years transforming Whitehill & Bordon. The lessons learnt bringing new homes, facilities and infrastructure to the former garrison town can be applied to other places in the district. The strategy will serve as a starting point which will guide the council as it works with partners, parish and town councils and the local communities to make our places better.

A plan will be drawn up for Petersfield and Alton, and the community of Southern Parishes following the existing framework for Whitehill & Bordon. This framework can subsequently be applied to other communities in the district that will receive new community infrastructure as a result of new development.

Examples of the kind of projects carried out through Enhance East Hants include improving walking and cycling routes, redeveloping key town centre sites and developing the area for all those who live in it, work in it or visit it. The council will also look to use developer contributions effectively and ensure that community facilities are delivered as planned.

 

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. The paralympic cyclist Rob Allen, who won a silver medal in the 2000 Paralympics  will present the prizes – see press release for more information.

 

Neighbourhood Watch

(Posted 19.09.19) The new edition of Our News is out now! In our latest issue, we profile the Neighbour of the Year Award, back for a second year, which this time includes a community champion award. Nominations are open now so be sure to have a ponder and see which of your neighbours you will be putting forward. Elsewhere we hear about an exciting new partnership with cybersecurity firm Avast with whom we will shortly be launching a joint campaign called Cyberhood Watch. We also hear about the Neighbourhood Watch summer seminar tour that took place last month as well as the inspiring story of how one Watch member helped save an animal sanctuary.

Join the Youth Commission

(Posted 17.09.19) The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Youth Commission is seeking new members aged 14 to 25 years. The Youth Commission acts as the voice of young people on the crime and policing issues that matter to them most.

·        Make a difference 

·        Have your voice heard 

·        Gain new knowledge, skills and experiences 

·        Meet a variety of new people  

·        Go to some great fun events

·        Work with those who are making decisions on things that matter to young people

The Youth Commission helps inform and support the work of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane.
Members of the Youth Commission:

·        Consult with young people on police and crime issues and seek ideas on how these can be tackled.

·        Work to raise awareness and educate young people via campaigns.

·        Run workshops, speak at events and take part in a number of other activities.

·        Learn about different issues that are relevant to them and their peers.

If you are aged 14-25 and interested, or know a young person who might be, visit the Commissioner’s website http://www.hampshire-pcc.gov.uk/join before November 1st to find out more and apply to join.

Police recruitment

(Posted 09.09.19) With 20,000 new officers being recruited across the country in the next three years, this is the biggest investment into policing in a generation. The opportunity for us is huge. As the first part of a wave of new recruitment, Hampshire Constabulary is looking for people who want to be detectives and part of a professional and dedicated team carrying out a wide variety of crime investigations, including serious and complex cases, cyber-crime and other investigations at a level deemed appropriate. Recruitment will extend to uniformed police officers by the end of 2019. If you know of anyone who may be interested in joining us, please do share this alert with them. For more information on how to apply please click here. Chief Constable Olivia Pinkney has written an open letter to the future police officers of Hampshire.

 

EHDC explores plan to convert hall for homeless

(Posted 09.09.19) East Hampshire District Council is exploring the use of a former community hall in Whitehill & Bordon to help local homeless people off the streets.The plan, still in its very early stages, would see Pinewood Village Hall, in Rydall Close, converted to fit ten accommodation units for single people or small families.

Cllr Julie Butler, EHDC Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Welfare and Community Integration, said: "There is a real shortage of temporary accommodation for single people in East Hampshire. This could help people get off the streets and give them somewhere safe and comfortable to stay until they can get back on their feet. This would be a great way of taking a redundant building and putting it to tremendous use for the community. Currently we use bed and breakfasts as temporary accommodation and this is expensive and far from ideal. People at B&Bs have to share facilities and in some cases leave the premises during the day and return again later in the evening. These 'pods' would give people their own facilities and their own space and dignity. I am very excited to see the project progress but there is still a long way to go before it is settled."

EHDC's Cabinet met on Thursday to discuss the plan and agreed to look into it in more detail. A planning application will be submitted to establish if the use of the building can be changed into temporary accommodation. If the plan gets the green light the Council would install ten units, eight for single people and two two-bed pods for couples or young families. The pods would cost approximately £660,000 to buy and would be maintained and managed by a specialist provider, most likely a housing association. Occupants would expect to stay there for as little as a few weeks and up to a maximum of six months. Pinewood Village Hall was under-used by community groups and other community halls in the area are operating with spare capacity.   

 

New strategy to Enhance East Hants

(Posted 31.08.19) East Hampshire’s towns and villages are set to be enhanced so they become even better places for people to live and work. A new strategy, to be discussed by East Hampshire District Council’s Cabinet next week, sets out how it would improve Alton, Petersfield, Whitehill & Bordon and the southern parishes of Horndean, Rowlands Castle and Clanfield. If approved, it would see EHDC work alongside parish and town councils and local community groups to improvement each area while preserving its own distinctive identity. Called Enhance East Hants, the plan would draw on the place-making expertise gathered over the last 10 years of work transforming Whitehill & Bordon from a garrison town to a green, healthy and connected place.

Cllr Robert Mocatta, Portfolio Holder for Community Development, Placemaking and Infrastructure, said: “There is not one East Hampshire, but many towns, villages and hamlets which all boast proud identities with their own diverse characters and distinct attractions. With easy transport links from coast to capital and more than half the district inside the South Downs National Park, the district is a highly desirable place to live. However, among the rolling hills and historic market towns there are pockets of deprivation. It is vital that we continue to improve our district so that all our residents can enjoy their best quality of life, both physically and mentally.”

The strategy provides a framework to build on the Council’s current work around the district, including building two new sports and leisure centres and refurbishing a third, mitigating the effects of climate change and delivering the development and infrastructure our communities need. The work will be collaborative and community-led and will include consultation through the council’s Let’s Talk programme.

Cllr Ferris Cowper, Portfolio Holder for Whitehill & Bordon, said: “We have learnt so much through our work in Whitehill & Bordon, not least the value of working in partnerships with other organisations, authorities and communities. Together we can all work to enhance our built and natural environments, our residents’ lives and fulfil our district’s potential. Additional resources will be provided to make sure the team can continue its work in Whitehill & Bordon unabated, while the skills and experience acquired can be put to good use elsewhere in the district. 

A plan will be drawn up for each area, although they will share a focus on town centres, character and identity, infrastructure and housing growth. Examples of the kinds of projects carried out through Enhance East Hants include improving walking and cycling routes, redeveloping key town centre sites, promoting the area for tourism and using developer contributions effectively.

 

Tree surgeons fined

(Posted 31.08.19) A tree care company has been ordered to pay £1,450 after damaging a silver birch protected by a Tree Preservation order. Green Frontiers Garden Care, from Headley, had been contracted to remove a dead tree at a property in Kingswood Firs, Grayshott. However, the company set about taking down the wrong tree, removing around a third of the canopy before the mistake was spotted. East Hampshire District Council’s arboriculture team brought the prosecution, saying the damage had caused ‘large wounds’ to the protected tree and had left it vulnerable to fungal decay and other diseases. The company pleaded guilty on 22 August at Basingstoke Magistrates Court. It was ordered to pay £1,450, including a fine of £700, a victim surcharge of £70 and £680 as a contribution of costs to East Hampshire District Council. Jamie Gargett, East Hampshire District Council Arboriculture Manager, said: “East Hampshire District Council takes environmental protection very seriously and any contravention of Tree Preservation Orders will be formally investigated and prosecuted where appropriate.”

 

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.  

 

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.

 

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 14.10.19) The October newsletter of the Patient Participation Group of Badgerswood and Forest Surgeries is now available.

 

WHITEHILL BORDON REGENERATION

 

Newsletter

(Posted 29.08.19) The Whitehill and Bordon Regeneration Company has produced a newsletter which can be viewed here.

 

POLICE AND CRIME INFORMATION

 

Counterfeit money scam

(Posted 19.09.19) The police are issuing a scam warning after residents in East Hampshire were conned into handing over thousands of pounds after being persuaded into taking it out of the bank. The fraudsters telephoned their victims, claiming to be police officers who said they were investigating the use of counterfeit money by banks. They persuaded their victims they needed to withdraw money from the bank so that it could be tested after being collected by couriers. Between August 7 and August 22, there were three reported incidents in East Hampshire. The fraudsters targeted a man in his 80s from Liphook, a man in his 80s from Petersfield and a woman in her 80s, also from Petersfield, who were all persuaded to hand over cash worth thousands of pounds. Officers have spoken to all three victims and will follow-up to provide advice and reassurance.

Please be on your guard against fraudsters and follow this advice:

·        Please remember that police officers will never call people in this way and ask you to withdraw money or disclose personal or financial information. If someone does do this, please hang up – it will be a scam.

·        Consider contacting your telephone provider to get a free call-blocking service if you are getting unsolicited calls.

·        If you are a friend, relative or carer of someone you think might be vulnerable to this type of scam, please speak to them about this advice. You might be the only person who can stop them from being scammed.

If you or someone you know has been a victim of this type of fraud, report it to us by calling 101. If a crime is in progress, dial 999. You can make yourself aware of this type of scam and how to protect yourself by visiting the Action Fraud website (https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/) or by calling them on 0300 123 2040.

 

Injured deer on road

(Posted 14.09.19) If you see an injured deer on the roadside

·        Pull over at the next safe place.

·        Call the Police. They will deal with road safety issues and have access to a specialist who will know the best course of action for the animal if it is alive.

 

If you hit a deer while driving, your priorities, in
this order, are:

·        Keep yourself and anyone with you as safe as you can.

·        Park your car in the safest place with hazard lights on.

·        Consider using it to also warn other road users.

·        Call an ambulance if human injuries warrant it.

·        Call the Police.

 

Usually it is best:

·        Not to approach live deer. Doing so may cause them to run across traffic causing another accident.

·        Not to move or handle live deer, you may be injured if they struggle.

·        Not to try to keep the deer warm. Covering its head/eyes may keep it calmer if there is a long wait but see ‘approach live deer’ above.

 

Outbuildings break-ins

(Posted 29.08.19) Longmoor Neighbourhood Policing Team has received six reports of garage and out buildings being broken into over the last few days across the Longmoor District, inclduing in Hawkley, Steep, Headley Down, Whitehill and Liphook.

Have you noticed any suspicious activity in your area recently? Do you have any residential CCTV that might have captured these incidents? If you have any information in relation to these incidents please contact us on 101 or you can contact Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

Here is some crime prevention advice to help keep your property safe and secure.

·        Ensure your garage / outbuilding is locked and secure.

·        Consider the use of a garage defender.

·        Consider the use of a PIR alarm system within your outbuilding.

·        Consider the use of security lighting.

·        Consider the use of CCTV.

·        Consider uniquely marking your tools / garden equipment. Popular options include stamping, etching and UV marking.

·        Tether all tools and garden equipment to a secure point within your outbuilding. You can visit https://www.soldsecure.com/ to search for recommended and reviewed security products.

·        Ensure motorbikes and bicycles are locked securely within your outbuilding.

·        Ensure your car is locked and that the alarm and immobiliser is fully activated.

·        Do not leave any valuables in your vehicle.

·        Keep your car keys away from any windows and doors to prevent them being “fished” through letterboxes or seen by an opportunist.

·        Register your valuables for free at www.immobilise.co.uk – Take photos of your property and record serial, chassis and model numbers.

For further crime prevention advice, please visit our website https://www.hampshire.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/

 

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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