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

 

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 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

 

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.

 

PPG newsletter

(Posted29.01.19) The January newsletter of the Patient Participation Group of Badgerswood and Forest Surgeries is now available.

 

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

 

Theft from vehicles

(Posted 24.08.18) Longmoor Neighbourhood Policing Team has received seven reports of theft from vehicles in Bordon and Lindford. These incidents occurred overnight between 18th August 2018 and 21st August 2018. Entry was gained to vehicles from which electrical and personal items were taken. The team would like to take this opportunity to remind residents of the following advice to prevent this crime from happening and to keep your property safe.

·        When leaving your car, close all windows and lock your car.

·        Upon locking your vehicle try your car door to ensure it is actually locked.

·        Park your car in an attended car park.

·        Look for public car parks approved by the Park Mark scheme.

·        When parking at home, use your garage. If you don't have a garage, park in a well-lit area.

·        Don't leave anything on display in your vehicle.

·        Take all your personal possessions with you.

·        Remove sat nav holders and visible sat nav ring marks from windscreens.

·        Leave the glove box open to show there is nothing inside.

·        Fit an alarm or immobiliser to your car.

·        Record the details of your property on the Immobilise website.

·        Do not store your car's documents in the car.

·        Secure your wheels using locking wheel nuts.

·        More information about alarms can be found on the Thatcham and Sold Secure websites.

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

 

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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