Horndean is usually very low in crime, but in the last few months there has been an increase in breakins. Is it time to put a padlock on the gate, replace the bulb in the security light, or make sure your garden tools are locked and secure (one of the break ins below looks like it was carried out with the house owners garden tools).
14 Aug Petrol theft from filling station
15 Aug Shop theft Catherington Lane
15 Aug Rock thrown through a window Knighton Corner
16 Aug Theft Wagtail Road
16 Aug Criminal Damage Lovedean Lane
16 Aug Cannabis Factory discovered Lovedean Lane. 28 plants seized
16 Aug Illegal electricity supply bypassing meter (Cannabis Factory)
18 Aug Serious assault Portsmouth Road
18 Aug Theft of 2 mobile phones from a handbag Possibly Victory Ave
18 Aug Break in to a property Catherington Lane
19 Aug Theft of items from front garden Godwin Crescent
19 Aug Break in to a property North Road
20 Aug lead theft from a roof Blendworth Lane
There are also a further 8 reports of antisocial behaviour and disputes.
If anyone can help with information on these then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
There has also been a spate of thefts from cars. Please check you do not leave valuables unattended.
Cllr Irene Weeks from Horndean Parish Council has started a monthly surgery at the coffee shop Shambles on the 4th Saturday of every month. This is from 10am to 12 noon and the next ones are as follows:
Saturday 28th September
Saturday 26th October
Saturday 23rd November
Parish looks after Catherington Down, Hazleton Common, the recreation ground, Deep Dell, the play areas and also litter pick the village centre. They organise Remembrance day parade, the Christmas Carol service and hold monthly planning meetings to comment on applications. They can also be a very useful first port of call with issues and host the Citizens Advice Bureau at their offices in Blendworth Lane.
Thank you to Irene for making the Parish Council accessible on Saturdays.
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LAURA’S KITCHEN, HAVANT PARK, HAVANT
THE OLD ENGLISH SWEET COMPANY, WATERLOOVILLE PRECINCT, WATERLOOVILLE
HORNDEAN TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE RECEPTION, BARTON CROSS, HORNDEAN
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Please find attached details of a new service which was emailed to me. It looks like a very good initiative and if you try it please let me know so I can give feedback:
I’m emailing to tell you about a valuable service Aster Living provides in partnership with Hampshire County Council, and to ask if you could spread the word to your constituents.
Hampshire County Council has commissioned us to provide a subsidised handyperson service right across Hampshire for anyone over the age of 55, or anyone who is disabled (including families who have disabled children). The aim of the service is to provide a value for money and trusted handyperson service to get those jobs done around the house that the householder can’t do. We can do all sorts of things like fitting curtain tracks, fixing cupboard doors, fitting key safes, moving furniture, replacing electrical sockets, small plumbing jobs, fitting grab rails and hand rails, putting up shelves, changing tap washers and much, much more.
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Click on the link below for more information:
HCC handyperson service leaflet
Please find below an article from George Hollingbery. It will be of interest to a number of households in Horndean who are not connected to public sewer, and, like me, have a septic tank:
The long running saga of septic tank registration with the authorities is finally, I hope, coming to some form of conclusion.
You may remember way back in 2011 a great deal of fuss was made about the registration of the tanks and small sewerage treatment plants.
Everyone who owned one of these systems was told they must register their exact location with the Government.
In rural areas, where many do own a septic tank, this was all very controversial and fostered the notion that a future ‘sewerage tax’ could be imposed on septic tank owners as well as threatened fees for the registration process itself.
After quite some vocal opposition, the Government looked closely at what was being proposed and agreed that a lighter touch regime for registration was needed. The scheme was then suspended pending a review by the Environment Agency.
Now almost two years on, this review has finally finished and its conclusions make for pretty good news subject to a final say so.
My problem was always with a registration regime which meant that every tank, regardless of location, would need to be registered. I am pleased to say that the new proposals acknowledge this concern and recommend that systems in less sensitive areas will not have to be registered at all.
The type of sites which are deemed to be in the ‘sensitive’ category will also be greatly reduced. This will allow a focus on drinking water abstraction, rather than including ancient monuments or woodland which seemed a little over bureaucratic.
The consequence of these changes will be that the vast majority of septic tank owners will not have to do anything more than to maintain their tanks as they do now.
This seems to strike the right balance between protecting the environment and minimising the burden on the owners of treatment plants.
But there is still some form of registration process and a permitting system will remain in the most sensitive areas because there is no doubt that poorly maintained sewerage treatment plants are health hazards which contribute to the pollution of local water bodies and private water supplies.
It’s vital that the authorities know the exact location of any system which is likely to impact on drinking water if it were to leak and this seems perfectly reasonable to me. A public consultation is planned for the proposals later in the year. I will happily notify any interested party when it is open for submissions.
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