Overnight on the 27th October 2017 a private home was burgled in Drift Road, Clanfield and the offender/s then stole the home owners vehicle keys from within the house.
The offender/s then stole the vehicle. The vehicle has since been found abandoned
The police are appealing for any information that the community may have. Please telephone 101 and quote reference number 44170418989.
Rowlands Castle Car Theft
On 28th October 2017 between 15.00 hrs – 18.30hrs person/s unknown have stolen a vehicle that was locked, secure and left parked in Finchdean Road, Rowlands Castle.
The police are appealing for any information to help identify the offender/s
Please telephone 101 and quote reference number 44170419539
Sometime between dates/times 27/10/2017 11:00 – 27/10/2017 13:20 Unknown person/s have gained access to a property in Patersons Lane, Blendworth. On this occasion a number of jewellery items were stolen.
Please read our advice below:
Check your insurance documents for any specific security requirements or upgrades.
Ensure side gates are locked to prevent access to the rear of the property.
Ensure rear fencing is in good repair.
Lock all windows and doors, remembering to double lock UPVC doors (lift handle and turn key)
Keep all keys out of reach and sight from the letterbox (remember a device could be used to hook keys through letterbox).
Do not leave ladders and garden tools in your garden, lock them away in your shed.
Improve natural surveillance at the front of your property i.e. trim high hedges.
Consider fitting security lighting and a burglar alarm.
Mark your property with postcode and house number and register your property for free with www.immobilise.com
Make use of timer switches to make the property appear occupied.
Get a trusted neighbour to keep an eye on your property.
Consider joining or forming a Neighbourhood Watch scheme.
Remove valuables from view of ground floor windows.
Store any high value items (i.e. jewellery, passports) in a properly secured safe or bank vault.
Please ensure you are vigilant at all times, calling police to report any suspicious activity, not just around your own property but anything suspicious in your residential area and community. In an emergency use 999 or 101 for non-emergency. It is not too late to report any suspicious activity to police. Alternatively report it via Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111 anonymously.
So one of the biggest complaints we get is litter being dropped – but is the problem the people dropping it, or the lack of money spent on picking it up regularly? personally id like to see both and new powers being brought in will allow litter fines to be increased from £80 to £150 from April 2018.
One of the most affected areas is the A3M where litter is thrown out of cars, especially on the junctions. Under current legislation the offender has to be identified to prosecute. Under new powers the driver will be identified by the number plate and prosecuted unless they can identify the culprit.
A recent government survey identified that 81% of people are unhappy with the amount of litter being dumped and the £800m cost to clean it up every year.
So, we have the District Council ward boundary review underway right now but there is also a Parliamentary constituency boundary review underway too which has seen much greater press.
This, if approved, will see a reduction of MP’s from 650 to 600 each having a similar number of registered electors each having 71,031 to 78,507 electors. the commission is due to report to Parliament in September 2018.
This consultation closes on 11 December 2017. This is the last opportunity for people to comment on the new Parliamentary constituencies. The current District Council ward reviews are not going to affect the outcome of this one.
Current ward boundary for Meon Valley Constituency
Proposed ward boundary for the new East Hampshire Constituency
The new boundary follows the EHDC boundary in the south of the District but foes not extend up as far as Alton.
Alesco LTD, a firm who specialises in energy storage facilities, have submitted an application to build “Two energy storage systems with a total capacity of 49.95MW” on the perimeter of a field adjacent to the substation at Lovedean.
At the moment we are closing coal and gas fired power stations and Hinckley, our new nuclear power station, is slipping behind programme. There are real concerns about ‘Brownouts’ and schemes like the cable from France (Aquind) and storage systems like this to store cheaper off peak electricity around the country so that it is available when the power stations can not cope with rising peak demand are going to become important to our future energy consumption.
Site plan taken from the planning application
Ultimately I believe projects like this are necessary and the more electricity we can generate ourselves in the UK and store for peak use the better so the question for me is – “Is this in the best place and if so how can it be mitigated if it is built out”
Infrastructure projects including power, water, gas and telecoms are difficult to refuse at planning stages so a large part of me is reluctant to putting too much effort into challenging the location. it is next to the substation where off peak energy is fed into the system. there is also already a massive blight form the substation with noise and electrical hum. locating it away from the existing facility would create a separate noise source and more excavation.
I’m also cynical. at 50Mw the plant would have needed an “Environmental Impact Assessment” so the 49.95Mw is below this threshold. with the diversity of batteries I bet it runs at about 53Mw. and expect a strong possibility of a ‘second future phase’ once the cabling, infrastructure and inverters are there.
The main focus for me though now is on mitigation and a strong position for EHDC if permission is granted. This would be on the following:
Making sure there was sufficient noise attenuation for the substations / inverters. this needs to be dealt with at source by installing insulation to the walls of the storage units and attenuation to any extract ductwork for cooling.
Visual screening needs to be drawn into the design. the land the units will be installed on undulates and needs to be levelled off. the surplus soils could be used for bunding and planting to create a complete visual block.
Anyone wishing to comment has until the 6th November to get your views in to the planning team and to view the application online click on this link here. This will take you to the documents for the application, other consultee comments and how to comment yourself.
Typical battery storage unit based on a shipping container
Sometime between dates/times 12/10/2017 19:00 – 14/10/2017 09:00 Unknown person/s have stolen number plates from a vehicle parked in Catherington Lane, Horndean.
Please read our advice below:
Park your car in a garage at night or park to prevent access to either front or rear number plate. Park in a safe public car park. If parking on a public road, park in a well-lit spot.
Use theft resistant number plates, which are designed to break apart if they are forcibly removed from a vehicle. Fit security screws. Simple anti-theft devices can be easily fitted with a screwdriver in place of existing screws, but cannot be removed using standard tools (use correct security screws appropriate for the pre-existing number plate screw size and application).
Ask members of the public to contact police if they notice a car with different number plates on the front and the back of the vehicle.
"The Budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed, lest Rome will become bankrupt. People must again learn to work instead of living on public assistance." - Cicero, 55 BC