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This section explains the responsibilities of the Parish Council and gives you contact details for members, as well as dates, agendas and minutes of council meetings.

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RURAL CRIME PREVENTION IN HAMPSHIRE

The police made a presentation in the Village Hall on June 22 about the impact of changing police methods on rural communities as a consequence of budgetary constraints:  away from traditional 'Bobbies on the Beat' to 'Strand Policing'.  

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Police Force has established a single overall response team covering the whole of East Hampshire although neighbouring area response teams will respond to issues in our area if necessary.  Policing is now managed in three parallel “Strands”

·        Neighbourhood  and prevention

·        999 and emergency

·        Gathering Intelligence

Policing now relies heavily on gathering local intelligence. The presentation and subsequent discussion was largely around gathering intelligence throughout rural communities. The police share intelligence and try to spot any themes and trends.

Rural crimes tend to impact particularly farmers and landowners but it is recognised that thefts from within rural communities often has a significant impact on those communities. These can be distressing but are also are costly and disruptive.

There are particular initiatives for rural communities. For example: Alton Police and Countryside Watch working with Game keepers to organise patrols. This has been successful in catching many poachers in the act and has led to prosecutions. Fly tipping is another current issue. The Police want people to report tipping to them, as well as EHDC, so they can share intelligence.  A ‘Police Report’ should also allow landowners to deposit such rubbish at the recycling centre free of charge.  

Clearly, this process can only be as good as the intelligence it gathers: That is where you come in. Please ring 101 (the non- emergency number for Hampshire) with any intelligence in our local area.  This can be a report of a crime, suspicious activity or simply to identify a potential risk or hazard.  Big or small, whether you think it’s relevant or not”.  The more proactive we are, the safer we make our community.  For example, if you see an unfamiliar car in the road – jot down its number and a description.

There are two websites that are really useful which they encourage our community to join. Hampshire Alert (www.hampshirealert.co.uk ) gives local and relevant real time information on what is happening in our area. Immobilise (www.immobilise.com ) is the UK national property register. If you register your valuable items on this site before they are stolen, it really improves your chances of getting them back. The Hampshire and IOW police Force are part of this initiative.

Our local PCSO, John Payne, holds “Pop Up Beat Surgeries” in Hawkley Parish Hall during “Coffee and Chat”. Dates are posted on the Parish Hall notice board together with his contact details.  The email address for the East Hants team is:  East.Hants.Police@hampshire.pnn.police.uk  and the East Hants website is: http://www.hampshire.police.uk/internet/my-neighbourhood/east-hants/ . 

We have invited the Police to make another presentation at the Annual Parish Meeting on 18 April 2017.

Hawkley Parish Council

July 2016

To see the Parish plan please click here.

To see the Parish council response to TAG Farnborough please click here.

The Transparency Code for smaller authorities came into force in April 2015 and the Parish Council is obliged to make certain items of information available to local people with the aim of increasing democratic accountability.

More details on the Transparency Code can be found here

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/transparency-code-for-smaller-authorities

To see Hawkley Parish Council Policy and Transparency code documents please click here.

 

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