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

 

Beehive newsletter

(Posted 12.10.17) Beehive, the pre-school group at the Village Hall, has produced a newsletter.

 

Surgery signposting

(Posted 20.09.17)  Surgery Signposting volunteers link local people with support services offered by local community groups. The aim is to connect you to the information and support you need to live an active, happy and healthy lifestyle. See poster for further details.

 

Deadwater Valley Trust

(Posted 14.06.18) The Deadwater Valley Trust (DVT) has a monthly dog walking group and a monthly working party in Hogmoor Inclosure on the third Saturday of each month.

 

LOCAL NEWS

 

River Wey Trust

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

 

HCC consultation

(Posted 25.06.18) As part of its agreed Transformation to 2019 programme Hampshire County Council has launched a public consultation in relation to street lighting, supported passenger transport services and the concessionary travel scheme. The consultation closes at midnight on 5 August 2018. The questionnaire can either be completed on line or is available for download on the consultation website https://www.hants.gov.uk/aboutthecouncil/haveyoursay/consultations/publictransportandstreetlighting along with other supporting information.  

 

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.

 

PPG newsletter

(Posted 07.07.18) The July newsletter of the Patient Participation Group of Badgerswood and Forest Surgeries is now available.

 

WHITEHILL BORDON REGENERATION

 

Whitehill and Bordon Communtiy Trust

(Posted 09.08.18) We, The Whitehill & Bordon Community Trust would like to invite you to our ‘Meet the Trust’ evening on the 15 August, 6pm – 8pm, at the Mustangs Building on Budds Lane. The Community Trust was set up as part of the regeneration of Whitehill & Bordon and we are working in partnership with residents, local authorities and community organisations to enhance the growing community. Our aims are to create and manage events and places for people that support active, healthy and social lifestyles promoting pride of place. We do this by bringing people together to set the community’s vision for our town and through working in partnership with the Town and District Councils and the developers of the regeneration programme.

We would very much like your input as a local resident/organisation to shape ideas for what you might like to see from the Community Trust.  At this meeting we are focusing in particular on the Mustangs Building. The Community Trust is currently based at this site, which was formally the Corporal’s Mess, and we are looking at the possibility of transforming it into a community hub for local residents, as the new town centre and schools are developed in the immediate area. We would like to share with you some of the ideas we have for the site and receive your feedback on these plans. Refreshments and nibbles will be provided! Parking is available in the Garrison Pool car park next door.

Please let Holly Winfield (Events and Marketing Coordinator) know if you are able attend or if you have any questions on h.winfield@wbcommunitytrust.co.uk, 07976 703 406 or 01420 558085.

 

POLICE AND CRIME INFORMATION

 

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/.

 

Rogue traders 

(Posted 07.08.18) Darryl Hook (PCSO, East Hampshire District) has sent this message:

Rogue traders are people pretending to be builders or ‘qualified’ trades men or women needing to do 'urgent' repairs or sales people offering bargain products.

Things to be aware of:

·        They often pressurise householders to make quick decisions to have work done, pay in advance for materials or do poor work at highly inflated prices.

·        They will often cold call on vulnerable households and deliberately overcharge for unsatisfactory goods and services. This can include charging for unnecessary work, damaging property deliberately in order to obtain money, leaving work unfinished and intimidating householders.

·        Victims of this practice are often vulnerable or elderly and in the most serious cases, offenders will return to the same victim again and again until their savings are exhausted.

Police work jointly with local authority trading standards officers and other agencies to target offenders who prey on vulnerable members of the community in this way.

The following advice will help tackling doorstep rogue traders:

·        Close and lock your back door before answering the front door.

·        Use a spy hole, chain or window to have a look at the caller before answering the door. If you do not recognise them speak through the closed and locked door.

·        Never buy goods and services from people calling unexpectedly or unannounced at your door.

·        If the caller is selling something or offering work on your house or garden tell them that you are not interested and ask them to leave.

·        If they do not leave tell them you will call the police.

·        Always ask for proof of identity. Take it from the person (through the letterbox) and read it carefully.

·        Phone the company or organisation the caller claims to be from (use the number in the phone book) to confirm their identity.

·        If you have any doubt – keep them out.

Remember it's your home. Don't be afraid to say ‘No’ and report anything suspicious to the police.

If you do need to employ a tradesman, please remember these useful tips:

·        Take advice from family, friends or reputable traders to check if the work really needs doing.

·        Avoid any cold callers that may turn up or ring unexpectedly or unannounced offering to carry out repairs.

·        Only use reputable workmen recommended by family and friends, or those who have worked satisfactorily for you before. Consider contacting your local Trading Standards who may run a registered traders scheme for advice on choosing a tradesperson. Advice and information is also available on the Citizens Advice website.

·        If you do decide the work needs doing, always obtain at least 3 quotes and make sure the quote you accept is in writing.

·        Ask traders to provide you with written contact details and ask about insurance backed guarantees.

·        Ask for details of previous satisfied customers and contact them. Go and see the work for yourself if you can.

·        Consumer law allows you a seven day cooling-off period so you can change your mind about any service offered by someone who arrives uninvited or by appointment.

·        Keep back part of the cost until the repair job has been satisfactorily completed. This will provide an incentive for the trader to complete the job or put right any problems.

·        Report any unscrupulous traders either to police or Citizens Advice.

Look out for your neighbours. Friends, neighbours and people who have regular contact with older and vulnerable people can help them to make their lives more secure. Research shows that fewer distraction burglaries are committed in areas where there is a supportive community.

You can help by:

·        Keeping an eye on people calling in the area or acting suspiciously.

·        Noting the registration numbers of vehicles parked in your area for a period of time.

·        Calling on vulnerable people regularly. If it is not too much trouble, help them keep their front garden tidy and find reliable tradespeople for any maintenance work that really does need to be undertaken.

·        Inform the police to provide information about suspicious people, activity or vehicles, however insignificant it may seem. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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