If you would like to contact the
parish clerk please
email Sue Harwood here (
) or phone 01730- 260857.
TRAFFIC CALMING IN HAWKLEY
Over the last 15 months, a team
led by Jo Humphrey has thoroughly explored all manner of possible measures
directed at reducing the speed of traffic in Hawkley and its environs including
wide consultation with traffic specialists
(including with Hampshire Highways, the South Downs National Park and
independent traffic consultants).
One of the themes emerging from
that process is that drivers’ behaviour is influenced if they recognise that
they have arrived “somewhere”. In a rural context, emerging from a winding,
hedged country lane into a clearly settled area can focus drivers’ attention on
the need to modify driving patterns which can be reinforced by establishing a
“Sense of Place” on arrival at a settlement boundary. This can be achieved in a number of ways: signage
at the settlement boundaries perhaps emphasised by well-tended verges and ponds,
such as presently enjoyed at Lower Green, establishes the residential
credentials of an area.
After much deliberation, it is
proposed to erect traditional, heritage style village signs at the entries to
the Upper Green and Lower Green settlements.
Three signs will be erected on
the approaches to Upper Green (Pococks Lane, Vicarage Lane and on the road up
from Oakshott by Lilac Cottage). And three at Lower Green (Mill Lane, the road
up from Newton Valence and on Hawkley Road).
The signs will be made of cast
aluminium and mounted on olive green posts and will be similar to:
Wooden stakes with white painted
tops have been placed in the verges indicating the approximate locations. The
existing ‘Hawkley’ sign at Lower Green will be moved to replace the ‘Hawkley’
sign at the top of Hawkley Hill.
The sites for these signs have
been selected with considerable care, balancing a number of sometimes
conflicting considerations. However, if you have any public safety concerns
over the proposed positioning of these signs the Parish Council will be pleased
to hear from you before it meets to consider the proposal on 23 January.
Hawkley Parish Council
8 January 2019
If you see builders’ waste or other
rubbish dumped on public land, please report it in one of the following ways:
you actually see the offence being committed ring the Police on 101 giving full
ring EHDC customer services on 0300 300 0013.
Otherwise use the online contact form
that can be found at www.easthants.gov.uk/customer-services/contact-us
The council will remove waste and rubbish left dumped by fly
tippers on public highways and public land, and whenever possible, will
prosecute those who offend in this way.
Hawkley Parish Council has received several complaints
recently about dog poo not being picked up by a small minority of dog
owners. Many people exercising their
dogs carry bags, pick it up and bin it. Others simply kick it off the road or
pathway into the verge and out of harm’s way. However, the amount of mess being
left behind on our lanes footpaths and open spaces, whether in bags or not, has
increased once more. This is a criminal offence - please clear up after your
Traffic interim report
To see the Traffic committee's interim report please click here.
There are few things quite as
distasteful for walkers as returning home to find dog mess on their shoes or
for a cricketer executing a diving catch ending up with it wiped round his
face. Most owners carry bags, pick it up and bin it. Others simply kick it
off the road or pathway into the verge and out of harm’s way. However, the
amount of mess left behind on local public spaces has increased lately - we owe
it to each other to reduce it.
The law requires an owner to
remove their dogs’ mess from land used by the public. This includes the mess of
a dog roaming free or unattended. It is not acceptable simply to leave it on
the road, path or open space for others to tread on. Hanging a bag of dog mess
on a hedge or dropping it back on the ground simply compounds it with the
offence of littering.
Please …… Bag it and take it home.
PREVENTION IN HAMPSHIRE
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”
999 and emergency
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
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:
and the East Hants website is: http://www.hampshire.police.uk/internet/my-neighbourhood/east-hants/
To download the parish council response to the SDNP
Pre-submission local plan please click here.
The village plan was presented to EHDC in November
2014 and has now been adopted.To download the plan please click here.