If you have not met them then the Police have a ‘Safer Neighbourhood Team’ who deal with our local issues, and you can speak to them at Morrisons on their surgeries once a month.
Here is the South of Butser neighbourhood team, the front line in day to day policing who are supported by other teams such as CID, Traffic etc.
Tucked away up Blendworth Lane is a very hard working charity called The New Blendworth Centre who support day provision for 19 adults with varying degrees of learning difficulties and disabilities. They also have a public sales area which is even less well known, and a great opportunity to compete with Keydell for plants and hanging baskets while supporting a great local charity.
Each year I get my hanging baskets re-filled at New Blendworth Centre, and they are incredible.
The text below is provided by the centre who I would urge you to support by purchasing excellent value bedding plants etc from. Opening times are below.
The Centre offers it’s Users a work orientated placement in a semi-sheltered environment situated within the South East Hants area. The Centre aims to develop and support individual goals, encourage friendships, raise self-esteem and promote confidence and independence.
Within the Centre grounds there is a small nursery outlet with many poly tunnels and potting sheds which facilitates the user’s activities. From seed sowing, plant cuttings, potting on, cleaning stock and generally keeping the nursery and its display areas clean and tidy, makes for a busy day. The end product of these on-site activities can be purchased by the general public in our nursery shop.
Out-reach contractual work ranging from small gardens to larger grounds maintenance is carried out by a small team under the supervision of a member of staff.
The Centre offers the opportunity for its Users to join together in recreational activities during the week. Basic adult education is delivered at the Centre in a small classroom setting for Users who wish to continue to develop their numeracy and literary skills.
Centre Users feel passionately about their Centre and this is demonstrated by the enthusiasm each individual exhibits through-out any one Centre day.
Our Nursery shop is open:
Monday to Friday 9.30 am – 3.15 pm
During the Months of April, May & June
the shop will also be open every:
Saturday from 10 am – 3 pm
Over the last few months Southcott Homes have been holding consultations looking at the development of a site off Lovedean Lane. This is very much outside of my patch, but is of interest to all Horndean residents as it is part of the progressive change we may face. The text below is from local resident Stephen Cox:
`Following the controversial Bargate Homes planning application in Lovedean Lane, a second developer has provided the attached proposal at a `public exhibition` on the 27th March in Lovedean Village Hall, for backland development up the valley side behind the properties on the west side of Lovedean Lane, from the Bethesda Mission hall towards New Road. Again, this is another unwelcome `intervention` into Lovedean, with what appears to be a suggestion of some 40 properties built on rising ground which, if allowed, will have an immense impact on the rural, visual amenity and adjacent properties of the part of the village, as well as increasing traffic and potentially adding to the flood risk. If you have objections to this proposal, please contact Southcott Homes on 01329 220227, or EHDC Planning Dept on 01730266551.`
Thank you to Stephen Cox for emailing me a photograph of the plans and they have been updated on Southcott’s website here: http://www.southcotthomes.co.uk/public-consultation/lovedean/
Text from the website advises that they are still inviting comments to consider and incorporate into the design before submitting an application to East Hants District Council.
Please email comments to email@example.com copying in Cllr Sara Schillemore who will ensure they are also passed to the case officer. Sara is on firstname.lastname@example.org
The image below is an extract from the website link above.
And in context with the adjacent proposals with thanks to Mrs Cox of Lovedean:
SORRY – EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO OPERATIONAL REASONS, I WILL ADVISE WHEN IT IS RESCHEDULED.
“We are pleased to announce that we are holding a rural community engagement from 1900 – 2100 on Tuesday 1st April 2014 at Butser Ancient Farm..
This meeting will be an ideal opportunity to come and engage with your local Safer Neighbourhood team, Country Watch officers/liaison Wildlife officer, equine liaison officer, a representative from the Police Crime Commissioner and some guest speakers.
This is an open invite to anyone within our rural community so please pass this invite on to anyone you think who may want to attend and discuss any issues, really hope to see you there.”
The meeting will be held at the following venue:
Butser Ancient Farm, Chalton Lane, Chalton, Waterlooville, Hampshire PO8 0BG
Please could you email Chris on email@example.com to confirm if you can attend so the Police can gauge numbers
Country Watch Liaison
Waterlooville North SNT
For those readers “north of the border” and those interested in the Green Lane community developers contributions (and to give comfort they are progressing!) Clanfield Parish Council are inviting all Clanfield villagers to an exhibition to demonstrate and discuss the new facilities being proposed at the new Community Centre planned for New Clanfield in the Green Lane development. This facility is likely to be completed late in 2015 subject to its approval.
The exhibition will be held at Clanfield Memorial Hall, South Lane on Saturday 05th April between 10:00am and 4:00pm and is being organised by Clanfield Parish Council.
Some of the facilities under consideration include:
Outdoor play areas
Multi use games areas
Table Tennis facilities
More information can be found on contacting the parish council.