Remembering the Men and Women of Horndean and surrounding area who gave their lives for our freedom
Representatives on Parade: Royal British Legion, Blendworth Brass Band, Horndean Band, Horndean Parish Council, East Hampshire District Councillors, Hampshire County Council, Royal Naval Association Waterlooville, National Malaya & Borneo Veterans Association, Fire and Rescue Service, Hampshire Constabulary, Maritime Training Corps Waterlooville, Horndean Army Cadet Force, Waterlooville Air Training Corps, Guide Association, Scout Association, The Women’s Royal Naval Service
So Locally we are being targeted with some fly tipping again with multiple tips around Chalton, Finchdean, Blendworth and other outlying quiet lanes.
For reasons I disagree with, we (EHDC or even private land owners), are unable to put up trap cameras at regular fly tip spots as this intrudes on privacy and images collected from such devices are unlawful. Apparently the need to be able to fly tip, pee in a layby or just innocently drive by without our being intruded upon is sacrosanct and a greater good against the cost to society from cleaning up after these scum.
Personally I don’t mind being filmed, recorded or photographed as everything I do is either lawful or natural human nature…
So the latest fly tips targeted the track by the railway bridge at Chalton on route to Finchdean, and any information is welcomed.
Sonja Reams, one of thre Environmental officers from EHDC said that “My investigations have led to a householder giving a very clear account of a woman with a white van, accompanied by a teenage girl, knocking her door offering to take her waste which was in her garden for a fee of £50, this was later fly tipped just a few hours later. “Please be advised there are cold callers offering to take waste for a fee which has later been fly tipped within our community. If your waste is found fly tipped and you have not taken reasonable steps to ensure that the person at your door is a licensed waste carrier with the environment agency and obtained a written receipt detailing your waste, YOU could be held liable and be faced with legal action by EHDC. Fly tipping is a criminal offence and as a householder you have a responsibility to ensure your waste is taken and disposed of by licenced carriers only. If it sounds too good to be true then it probably is, don’t take the risk, check online that they are registered before you exchange your money for your waste. That sounds quite lengthy but you will understand the message I am trying to get out there.”
You can contact Sonja Reames on 01730 234061
FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO THE IDENTIFICATION OF ANY FLY TIPPER IN THE HORNDEAN AREA WHICH LEADS TO A PROCESUTION, I WILL GIVE £500 TO THE KEY PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR IDENTIFYING THE CULPRIT.
On Wednesday 04/10/2017 18:45 18:55. 3 Unknown males were disturbed by a resident returning home in Downwood Way, Horndean. The unknown males made off in a grey VW Golf. No entry was gained to the property but damage was caused to the rear patio doors and side gate. If you have any information that can help with this investigation then please contact Police on 101 and quote reference number: 44170385210
Over this last weekend (06/10/17 to 10/10/17) there were a number of burglaries across Horndean and Clanfield where homes have been targeted.
All the incidents took place in the early hours. Please ensure you lock all doors and windows, side gates are closed and locked if possible. Keep garages secured along with the car(s) inside. Be a good neighbour and keep an eye on your neighbours property.
If you see anything suspicious ring 101 for non emergency or 999 for an emergency. You may also ring Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111 to make a report anonymously.
To discuss this or any other policing matter join the local Neighbourhood Policing Team at their next surgery at Horndean Library at the new time of 17:00 to 18:00 every 4 weeks. The next police surgery is on the 27th October and everyone as always is welcome.
Merchistoun Hall to expand its team of Front of House Volunteers
Horndean Community Association is looking to expand its Front of House team at Merchistoun Hall
Manager – Brendan Charles said, ‘this is a wonderful role for people who like meeting & interacting with a wide range of people from our local community & beyond who use the centre for a varied programme of activities, events and many other uses.’
The post covers a wide range of services that range from overseeing the reception area, helping the other volunteers and staff keeping the reception informative and inviting, greeting signing in the centre users & visitors, taking payments for weekly events, and other payments due, overseeing the car parking at the hall and preparing refreshments which range from teas and coffees to light lunches and taking enquiries either by phone or in person
There are both morning and afternoon sessions available throughout the week that now need filling with reception being open from 9am – 5pm five days a week offering the sessions as morning and afternoon 9am – 1pm and 1pm – 5pm
‘We have a very simple recruitment procedure: a quick form to complete, an informal chat with us and one reference request, a full induction, and there is plenty of ongoing support from the staff team’ – said Brendan
The Association would love to hear from anyone who is interested
To find out more and for a copy of the role profile then there are a number of ways of contacting them
The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has published its draft report and revised boundaries for the District Council which also has some implications for the Parish Council.
Bizarrely this would see Horndean village centre, the war memorial, Parish offices and areas like Blendworth, Keydell and LEOH transferred to a new Rowlands Castle ward. A consultation period has started and anyone wishing to comment has until the 11th December 2017 to give their views.
The commission is an independent body reporting to Parliament and recommends how many Councillors are needed, the number of wards, their boundaries and the number of councillors in each.
Across EHDC there are currently 44 Councillors which would reduce to 43 and 38 wards which would reduce to 12. The electorate is 91,686 with each member representing about 2132 people. The current map is below:
The Commission have come to this conclusion feeling that the A3M is a particularly strong boundary rather than a sense of community and as a result the Horndean war memorial and Horndean village centre would fall under a new larger Rowlands Castle ward. This would include Keydell, Blendworth and the LEOH development which is bringing in significant community assets.
Excerpt from commission report below:
The boundary commission in their draft recommendations specifically state they “particularly welcome comments” on this division of Horndean into Rowlands Castle and submissions from residents are particularly welcome.
I think they feel it will be a contentious issues they have specifically invited comments on this so please use the consultation links below to give them your thoughts and also please post them as a comment on this blog so everyone can share them.
For my personal view I will be responding as follows but welcome comments on this blog so I can add to my current thoughts:
The proposal to divide Horndean village in two with half going to a Rowlands Castle Ward would result in the Horndean village centre, Horndean war memorial and significant part of the Horndean community being represented under the name of an adjacent village. Bizarrely the new Horndean Catherington ward would no longer include the heart of Horndean.
The A3M does pass through the village (in the same way that the railway line passes through and divides Rowlands Castle) but the bridges create easy accessibility across all parts of Horndean with residents equally accessing the village, its amenities and other services across the area. If there is a desire to identify a structured boundary then the extensive woodland between the parishes of Horndean and Rowlands Castle provide this with the two communities separated by several kilometres of woodland.
The area of Horndean to the East of the A3M, if a separate ward should be known as “Horndean Blendworth” and include the full curtilage of the future LEOH development to the south up to the SDNPA boundary and Havant thicket. This would retain the sense of identity of this community with Horndean and allow Rowlands Castle to retain its unique identity as a separate ward.
It is important to give your views whether you support this or not to the commission and you can do so by post, email and online by the 11th December 2017 using the details below:
By Post: The Review Officer (East Hampshire), Local Government Boundary Commission for England, 14th floor, Millbank Tower, London, SW1P 4Q
Since the formation of the South Downs National Park they have been operating under the Local Plans of the District Councils they pass through. This sets where housing, business land etc are allocated.
Over the last few years the South Downs National Park Authority have been working on their own local plan and the final consultation on this is underway. The Pre-Submission version of the South Downs Local Plan opens for public consultation from 26 September to 21 November 2017. This will be the last opportunity for the public to comment before it is submitted to the Planning Inspectorate in spring 2018.
For us locally the park cuts into Clanfield, Horndean and Rowlands Castle which means our parishes have two different planning authorities with two different local plans running through them. This means that sites which have been previously submitted including ‘Land to the rear of the former Blue Anchor public house’ have been considered by the SDNPA and not East Hants.
The park has also been very protective of the main body of the park and we have been concerned that this would result in their housing need being tacked onto adjacent settlements such as ours. This has led to some strong position taking that the EHDC allocated housing to our three parishes applies to the entire area, not just the area inside the EHDC boundary.
Many local residents have also been concerned that the land to the North of Chalton Lane would be a convenient place for the SDNPA to dump their housing. This is something we have been vigilant to and made it clear would be unacceptable and fought against.
Happily there is minimal allowance for any housing locally in the SDNPA Local Plan and an excerpt of the local map is below:
The SDNPA Local Plan allocates 4750 homes across the entire park area compared to EHDC’s 10,000 in the portion of EHDC that does not include the park. Both plans run for approximately 20 years.
A hard copy of the plan is available to be viewed at Petersfield Town Council offices, Heath Rd, Petersfield GU31 4EA
"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