If you would like to contact the
parish clerk please
email Sue Harwood here (
) or phone 01730- 260857.
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.