IGas Energy Public information meeting

Thursday 29 September 1430 – 1930

Chilbolton Village Hall

Sites include Folly Farm, Hill Farm, Larkwhistle Farm and Fullerton, the planning permission for which expires on December 31 of this year. We have applied to extend this for a further 20 years. Please note, we are not proposing any extension or intensification of activity at these sites.

Alongside the application, we have organised a public exhibition to discuss our plans for various well sites in your area on Thursday 29 September in the Chilbolton Village Hall.

For more information visit igas-engage.co.uk or call on 02036756058.


Have your say on the future structure of local government in Hampshire

Hampshire County Council

Serving Hampshire – Have your say on the future structure of local government in Hampshire
Friday, 22 July 2016

Visit the website for the original article here.

Hampshire County Council launches an eight week public consultation next week (27 July) to gather residents’ views on how they would like to see local government operate in Hampshire in future.

The Serving Hampshire Consultation sets out the potential options for how Hampshire County Council and the 11 district councils in Hampshire could change, or be reorganised, to meet the huge challenges they face from ongoing cuts to their funding from central Government – and from rising demand for services such as social care for children and vulnerable adults from a growing population.

“We want everyone to have their say on an issue which will affect generations to come,” said County Council Leader, Councillor Roy Perry. “The views of all residents in Hampshire are very important to me, and it’s crucial that we keep them at the forefront of the wider devolution agenda from which our consultation on potential local government reorganisation stems. It is particularly relevant as the priorities for the new Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid, include devolving decision making powers to local areas and helping communities deliver excellent public services. I’ve written to Mr Javid to tell him of our consultation, and hope to meet with him and discuss how to help local people in Hampshire to take more control of their own future.”

Consultation on various options
The consultation concerns the county of Hampshire – the area covered by Hampshire County Council and the 11 district councils in Hampshire – not the cities of Portsmouth and Southampton or the Isle of Wight. However, some of the options for change in Hampshire do refer to the two cities and the Island. Members of the public are invited to answer questions on a number of options involving proposals to create combined authorities, elected mayors and unitary councils, as well as the status quo.

Protecting the quality of services for all parts of Hampshire
Councillor Perry commented: “Since the proposal for a Solent combined authority emerged involving the councils for Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight with the potential to include Hampshire district councils in the future, we face the prospect of the county being split, and the damage that this would do to high quality, countywide services. Feedback from our consultation will help to inform decisions about how vital services could be protected in future, such as roads, rights of way, social care for vulnerable children and adults, and essential infrastructure to support new housing – without damaging delivery or compromising on performance.

Listening first
“Before any changes are agreed for Hampshire, I am determined to listen first and decide later – not the other way around. I note that the unitary councils of Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight are asking people for their views on the proposals for a Solent combined authority, but the County Council’s consultation is different in so much as we are asking people what they think before any proposals are made. The Solent bid authorities are seeking views on something they have already agreed in principle.

“We have always been a staunch advocate of the two-tier local government system and have worked to engage with Hampshire’s 11 district councils on our proposals and encourage them to join us in our consultation. Unfortunately, it hasn’t been possible to reach an agreement with them, but we hope that all the districts will engage with this exercise, in the interests of the communities they serve.

“An objective, careful and independent exercise”
“Local people know what’s best for their communities, which is why we are undertaking this objective, careful, independent consultation exercise to find out what the people of Hampshire want. I urge everyone to provide their views.”

The consultation will be carried out by independent researchers Ipsos MORI, who will process and analyse the consultation responses. Findings will help Hampshire County Council to consider what recommendations to make to central Government, to ensure that any proposals for change or local government reorganisation that might be taken forward are informed by the preferences of Hampshire residents and stakeholders.

Serving Hampshire public consultation

Barton Farm Forum Meeting – 13th July 2016 at 6.30pm

The next Barton Farm Forum is being held off site on Wednesday 13th July in the Littleton Millennium Hall, start time of 18:30 pm.

Littleton Memorial Hall, Littleton


Claire Buchanan
Position: Senior Democratic Services Officer
Telephone: 01962 848 438
Email: cbuchanan@winchester.gov.uk

Business Items

4 – Public Participation

To receive and note questions asked and statements made from members of the public on general matters of interest and/or matters relating to the work of the Forum (see note overleaf).

If you wish to speak at this meeting, please contact the Democratic Services Officer (details given above) in advance. Further details are also available via the “Public Participation at Meetings” link on the left hand side of this page.

5 – Minutes of the previous meeting of the Forum held 07 October 2015

6 – Barton Farm – Implementation and Update

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7 – To note the future programme of meetings of the Barton Farm Forum for 2016/17, scheduled to take place at 6.30pm in the Walton Suite, Guildhall, Winchester

• Wednesday 12 October 2016
• Wednesday 14 December 2016
• Wednesday 1 March 2017

Please visit this link for more details: Barton Farm Forum 13th July 2016 6:30 pm

9 July 2016 – ATR Parade

Veterans day parade for the Royal Green Jackets and their families.

Saturday 9 July 2016 there will be a parade on the square of the ATR starting at 1400 hrs, with military bands and a Peninsula War Re-enactment display taking part, this is a Veterans day parade for the Royal Green Jackets and their families.

Many thanks.

18 June – Winchester Hospital Open Day

Fun for all the family at Winchester hospital open day

Winchester Hospital Open Day







TAKE a behind-the-scenes tour of an operating theatre, meet a wide range of medical experts, learn how to carry out emergency first aid and much more during an Open Day being held at Royal Hampshire County Hospital.

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will throw open the doors to the hospital, in Romsey Road, Winchester, between 10am and 2pm on Saturday, 18 June.

Former Southampton footballer Dan Harding, who now plays for Eastleigh FC, will officially open the event, with a wide range of attractions available across the hospital.

Collect a map from the outpatients department, where there will also be a wide range of interactive displays available, and choose where you want to go next.

You can take a tour of the old chapel, viewing old artefacts including a lamp used by Florence Nightingale, or enjoy a cup of tea and a slice of cake with the trust chaplin.

You can watch a demonstration of the way our decontamination tents and suits work, or listen to our experts, who will be giving talks on dementia and nutrition.

You can learn about operating theatres, taking a tour around areas rarely seen by the public, meet our Pets as Therapy dogs, have your picture taken with a motorbike used to transport blood or learn the basics of emergency first aid.

Our play specialists, who usually help and support our young patients, are putting on lots of children’s activities too, where they can learn about x-rays and anatomy.

Elizabeth Padmore, chairman of Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “It promises to be a fun-packed day, with activities to keep the whole family entertained.

“It’s a great chance for the public to get a look behind the scenes at their local hospital, speak to some of our medical experts and learn about the great work that goes on in the trust.

“I’m very much looking forward to it, and I would encourage people to come along and enjoy what should be a really good event.”

The event is free, with parking available at the hospital for those attending.



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Election for Police and Crime Commissioner

Up Coming Election for the next Police and Crime Commissioner

As we know Neighbourhood Watch must remain non-political and unbiased as we work amongst and represent everyone.

On your behalf all 7 candidates standing for election for the next Hampshire and I.o.W  PCC were contacted by Hampshire Neighbourhood Watch and given the opportunity to meet with some of the Hampshire NW Association Executive Team and then to provide a statement that we could circulate to you all.   Some have not responded at all and two did take up the opportunity to meet.  All candidates are being contacted again to be given the opportunity and a deadline of the end of this week to provide us with a statement we could circulate to you all without comment or recommendation etc.  As soon as any further statements are received and sent on by Brian our Secretary of the Hampshire NW Association, we will share them with  you.

In the meantime, as you will see by the date of the email below, information was sent out on behalf of Simon Hayes very promptly so I am sending this on to you whilst waiting for further information as I know some residents are concerned that they know nothing about the candidates and are aware time is getting short.  The delay in sending this on to you was in the hope that it would be sent with others to show that we have to remain impartial.

We understand that apart from the BBC Sunday Politics Show last Sunday, an appearance on Radio Solent today, and one ‘hustings’ in Southsea at the invitation of a College, there have been no other invitations for the candidates to appear together at a ‘hustings’ event.


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“Keeping Politics out of Policing since 2012”

Experienced, Effective and Independent

Simon thought you may be interested in his Campaign video message, out this evening.

To view his first message, please visit  http://www.hayes4pcc.org/index.html

Being Independent of the Party political machine has its advantages, but is also challenging.

The challenge is getting across the true message of the contribution he’s made, over the past 3 ½ years, to preventing offending in our communities, reducing re-offending and his work with victims and young people. He believes it’s important for people to understand the facts, and the level of his experience, before deciding where they’d like to place their vote on 5th May.

Simon would like you to feel free to pass this email on to a friend, or anyone who may be interested in his agenda of social change, community cohesion, crime prevention, supporting the vulnerable and keeping politics out of Policing.

You can use the contact page on his website to get in touch with Simon.


Independent Candidate Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire & Isle of Wight.


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Simon Hayes, Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire

Simon Hayes is the first Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, having been elected in the November 2012 elections.

His role is to oversee and scrutinise policing in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. He believes in working with others, community cohesion and collaboration to create an efficient and effective public service.

Prior to his election in 2012, Simon was the Chairman of Crimestoppers for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, the charity dedicated to preventing crime.

He is also a past Chairman of Hampshire Police Authority, the organisation that the Police and Crime Commissioner replaced, and has been the Leader of New Forest District Council and a County Councillor for Hampshire.

Simon studied criminology and social policy, for which he holds a Bsc degree, and has worked as a criminologist with an interest in preventing re-offending, particularly associated with crimes linked to drug and alcohol abuse.

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Crime Report: Winchester Area NW bulletin – 28th February 2016

Hampshire PoliceGood news from Hampshire Police

· Jane Raymond, 48, of Firmstone Road in Winchester has been sentenced to 14 months in prison at Winchester Crown Court on Friday after she stole money from vulnerable adults with learning difficulties. Raymond admitted two counts of theft and was sentenced to 14 months in prison for each offence, which will be served concurrently.

Between 2008 and 2014 Raymond, who was at that time known as Jane Rogers, was employed by Mencap and subsequently the Affinity Trust as a support worker for vulnerable adults with learning difficulties in the Alton area. The court was told that she repeatedly stole money from the adults she was supporting by using their bank cards. Raymond withdrew money and then purchased items for herself. One victim, a 40 year-old man from Alton, had £13,467 taken from his account, which almost resulted in him being evicted from his house.

Following the sentencing DC Andy Spooner said: “Raymond was targeting people who relied on her for support. By taking advantage of vulnerable adults she abused her position of trust and showed total disregard for their welfare. I welcome the sentence which is a clear message to those that are tempted to commit this type of crime. Raymond’s victims will no doubt also have been given the closure that they need, now that she has received a prison sentence”.

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· Eight years after Georgina Edmonds was found dead at her home in Brambridge, Matthew Hamlen has been found guilty of her brutal murder. The 37-year-old of Camborne Close, Eastleigh was convicted by a jury following a six week trial at Winchester Crown Court. Mrs Edmonds, aged 77, was found murdered in her home on Kiln Lane, Brambridge, on January 11 2008. In 2010 Matthew Hamlen was charged with her murder but was found not guilty following a trial in January 2012.

In 2014 officers discovered new and compelling DNA evidence which linked Hamlen to the case, and following applications to the Court of Appeal, the acquittal was quashed and officers were able to charge Hamlen for a second time and bring him to re-trial.

Detective Superintendent, Dick Pearson, said: “Throughout this entire investigation we have been absolutely determined to prove, beyond doubt, who committed this horrific crime. After the discovery of new evidence and presenting it to the Court of Appeal we were able to try Hamlen again for the murder of Georgina Edmonds. Today, the jury’s verdict was that he was guilty of that brutal crime. The whole prosecution team were determined to find justice for Georgina and today that has been achieved.”

Non-dwelling burglaries – Hursley

Between Tuesday 16/02/16 and Wednesday 17/02/16, entry was gained to 2 sheds and a garage in Hursley. The unknown offenders have forced entry to a garage on Main Road and have stolen various items including chainsaws. (crime reference 44160069685).

Entry has also been gained to a shed on Main Road and a Trek mountain bike has been stolen. (crime reference 44160069950).

A high value Stanton Sherpa mountain bike has been stolen from a shed on Collins Lane. (crime reference 44160069743).

The Police are appealing for witnesses. Did you see or hear anyone acting in a suspicious manner? If so, please phone 101, quoting the crime reference numbers. Please click on the link for up-to-date crime prevention advice from the Hampshire Constabulary web page: http://www.hampshire.police.uk/internet/advice-and-information

Hampshire Police Advice issued after cash scam
A 92-year-old gentleman was persuaded to hand over cash in a recent scam. The incident took place in the Sainsbury’s car park in Farlington, Portsmouth, between 11.30am and midday on Tuesday, February 16. The victim was sat in his car when he was approached by a younger man who claimed he needed cash to buy diesel. The victim was persuaded to leave his vehicle and sit in the younger man’s car.The younger man then took money from the victim’s wallet, before driving him to the cash machine at the supermarket where the victim withdrew more money.
In total, the younger man took £70 from the victim before handing him six boxes containing watches, which he claimed would be worth more than the money the victim had handed over. The younger man is described as white, around 5ft 8ins tall, with a round face and short hair. He spoke with a Spanish accent. He was smartly dressed and clean shaven.
PC Hayley McMillan said: “Anyone who saw this young man and the dark saloon car around this time is asked to contact police as soon as possible. I would also remind people that they should not hand over money to people who claim they need immediate financial help, or get into a stranger’s car in order to go to a cash machine to withdraw money. If a stranger does approach them and asks for money or offers to drive them to a cash machine, they should refuse. If the stranger persists, they should go to the nearest shop and ask for assistance and for the police to be called.”
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call 101, quoting 44160068730. Alternatively, people can call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously.

Appeal for Information – Bishops Waltham
In the early hours of the 23rd February 2016, a significant amount of damage has been caused to the telephone box on the corner of The Avenue, Bishops Waltham.
Did you witness this? Or do you have any information regarding this incident, if so Please call 101 quoting the reference number 44160077105.
Many Thanks, PCSO 13455 Sarah McCulloch

Suspicious vehicle – Corhampton
On 24/02/2016 at around 20:15 hours, a vehicle was sighted next to an empty field in Corhampton, Winchester. The vehicle, a blue Land Rover Discovery X773*** had a male driver in it who stated that his passenger had lost their dogs and was looking for them.
A short time later, another male appeared wearing camouflage gear and had two coursing style long dogs with him.
Please report any suspicious sightings of this vehicle to Police on 101.

Warning from Action Fraud
Action Fraud has been receiving reports of an advanced fee fraud whereby suspects phone a member of the public and claim to be calling on behalf of the UK (or British) Government Grant Department.They go on to state that the individual has won a Good Citizen Award – of typically £8,000 – and that the grant can be released for a fee (of around £210). Fortunately, very few members of the public have lost any money as a result of this scam, but have reported to Action Fraud in order to help build a picture of this fraud and protect others from falling victim to it.
Protect yourself:
• There is no genuine ‘Good Citizen Award’ scheme in the UK that operates by cold calling “winners” and asking for an upfront fee to release a grant.
• If you receive a call that claims to represent such a scheme, it is a scam. End the phone call – do not give out any personal or financial data.
If you, or anyone you know, have been affected by this fraud or any other scam, report it to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040 or visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk”
For advice on scams or to report a matter to Trading Standards, contact our partners at the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 03454 04 05 06.

Crimestoppers update from PC Simon Wright
Ladies and Gentlemen
I attach my Crimestoppers copy for this month, together with a ‘What is Crimestoppers?’ piece in case that is of use.
Sadly this is the last Crimestoppers copy you will receive. At Easter I shall retire from the Hampshire Constabulary, so that makes it a bit difficult to continue to send you monthly updates! Due to the various changes within the Police service, my Crimestoppers Co-ordinator role actually ceased to exist in April 2015 however I continued to unofficially oversee Crimestoppers and write the monthly updates and articles for the past year. That does mean though that once I wobble off into the sunset, I will not be replaced.
Thank you for all your help and support over the years. The contribution you have made has assisted to make Hampshire Crimestoppers one of the most successful regions in the country, both with the number of Crimestoppers reports we get, and the results we achieve with that information.
Very best wishes
PC 741 Simon Wright
24/7 Intelligence Team
Counterfeit currency
Please be aware that Police have received recent reports of counterfeit currency being passed as payment. £5, £20 and £50 notes. Please check notes carefully. There are a number of preventative measures that you can take to ensure that notes are legitimate, eg UV lights and pens. If you have any concerns please contact 101.


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