On the 30th December 2014 East Hants refused the White Dirt Farm application and Taylor Wimpey had a 6 month period to register an appeal.
With Land East Of Horndean on the horizon as well as the 5 year plan being robustly met the odds of a successful appeal were only going to diminish with time. The window of opportunity to register an appeal ended yesterday and none has been issued so this puts to bed this issue, hopefully until at least until 2028. Happily this has saved us all unnecessary stress and worry.
In the mean time the call for SHLAA sites will continue so EHDC maintains a register of possible options for the very long term future (this is a legal requirement) and in about 5 years time the ‘First Review’ of the local plan will need to be carried out to make sure we are building enough homes in line with the JCS to satisfy our needs. With LEOH this will most certainly be the case.
In the meantime the signs saying ‘WE SAY NO TO WDF’ can either be changed to ‘WE SAID NO TO WDF’ or put right to the back of the garage.
Well done everyone!
PC David Tester:
I joined Surrey Police in 2000, covering the Waverley area for 6 years before transferring to Sussex Police for a short period. I transferred to Hampshire in 2007 and worked in Portsmouth on the response team for 6 years before changing roles and moving out to Butser Neighbourhood Policing Team now covering the Horndean Beat.
PCSO Jo Killick:
I have worked as a PCSO for Hampshire Constabulary since 2006. I started in Portsmouth Town Centre before moving on to work in Landport and Portsea neighbourhood areas. I thoroughly enjoyed working in the busy city. Since April I have been working from Petersfield Police Station and cover the Horndean area. I am enjoying my patrols here and getting to know the area as well as meeting the local residents and children. I am happy to attend community events and beat surgery when on duty.
PCSO Rob Earl:
HI, I am Rob Earl, I became a PCSO in Aug 2011, I have worked for Hampshire Constabulary since 1996. I will be covering the Horndean area of the Butser beat and having covered the area in the past look forward to getting involved again.
PCSO Darryl Hook:
Hi my name is Darryl and I will be joining Horndean as the newest recruit. I have enjoyed my time at Netley training and I am now looking forward to working in and around town. I hope to provide a more visible presence within the community. If you see me around then please feel free to approach me with any concerns you may have or just to say hello.
As you see our new Neighbourhood Policing Team I do hope you will introduce yourselves and make them very welcome.
Meon Valley MP urges more donors to give blood
Meon Valley MP George Hollingbery gave blood this week and urged more donors to come forward following a 40% drop in those willing to give a pint.
George has the rare universal blood type group O-negative and gave his donation on Tuesday at Parliament, but he said that supplies across the UK of all types are running low after the sharp fall over the last decade. “Luckily I have a rare blood type that only 8% of the population has and it can be given to anyone so it’s in much demand for emergencies and when a patient’s blood group is unknown,” he said.
“But the reality is that NHS Blood and Transplant is short of all types of blood so I urge everyone, whatever their blood type, to think about making a vital donation. “It’s really easy to book an appointment online and it takes half an hour to give a pint. But most importantly, the chances are your actions will save lives and that’s a great way to use 30 minutes of anyone’s time.”
Around 204,000 people will have to come forward to donate this year alone in order to keep the nation’s blood stocks at a safe level, experts said earlier this month. The rise of people taking exotic holidays, which can preclude donation, plus longer working hours are some of the reasons for the fall.
This year the District Council has renewed the grant funding for local projects with funds awarded through the local District Councillors. This is a fund of £4,500 per Councillor and grant awards can be from £100 to £1,000.
In past years we have supported Horndean Football Club, Butser Home Start (for struggling young families), Merchistoun Hall, New Blendworth Center, the War Memorial restoration and many more local causes.
Over the next 6 to 8 months all 5 District Councillors are looking for opportunities to support clubs and worthwhile causes in the community and for the right projects we are very pleased to pool some of our funding.
Here are some of the guidelines on the types of project that might quality:
• Environmental benefits;
• Healthier lifestyles and activities;
• Support for disadvantaged people;
• Supporting economic development;
• Community engagement;
• Capacity building; or
• Other community benefit.
All of us support Horndean Parish Council too with funding for improvement on the play areas, new planting or benches in our wards.
To find out more then please email your ward Councillor below. If you are not sure what ward you are in then any one of us will point you in the right direction to the right Councillor.
Kings Ward Cllr David Evans – David.Evans@easthants.gov.uk
Murray Ward Cllr Lynn Evans – Lynn.Evans@easthants.gov.uk
Hazleton Blendworth Ward Cllr Elaine Tickell – Elaine.Tickell@easthants.gov.uk
Catherington Lovedean Ward Cllr Sara Schillemore – Sara.Schillemore@easthants.gov.uk
Downs Ward Cllr Guy Shepherd – Guy.Shepherd@easthants.gov.uk
This years Armed Forces Day ceremony is on Saturday 27th June at 6pm in the village square by the War Memorial where Members of the armed forces, veterans and uniformed organisations will parade.
The service is led, as always by The Reverend Rosemary Donald of Holy Trinity Church and Vice Admiral Sir Geoffrey Dalton will lead the Exhortation. Lady Dalton will also read the Kohima Epitaph.
The Parish Council as always would like to extend a warm invitation to the community.
At the end of last year Hampshire County Council consulted with the local emergency services to see if they would support a trial closure of White Dirt Lane in response to the residents preferred solution. The emergency services would not support closure as they were very concerned this would affect local response times. Over the last months I have been pressing officers and the executive Member For Economy, Transport and Environment at HCC for road safety improvements, our next best option, and the decision whether or not to do this will be made early in July.
Very shortly HCC will be writing to the residents who live on the lane to update the position but to help ensure that the right decision is made locally I would welcome the support of a resident acting on behalf of everyone affected to help present the collective view as a deputation for the meeting.
Here is a link to the exhibition drawings: White Dirt Lane Exhibition Drawings