Over the last few months the Boundary Commission have been revising the ward boundaries to the district.
The objective has been to review the ward sizes considering growing populations and a sense of community. this makes sense as developments like LEOH / Windmill Hill bring in concentrated areas of new homes.
Some of the initial plans however were very worrying, especially merging Horndean village centre into a new larger Rowlands Castle ward.
Over the last few months we have been working with EHDC and the Boundary Commission to ensure that Rowlands Castle and Horndean remain separate areas with separate identities and are happy to confirm that this at least has been incorporated into the final plan. The commission have not however brought all of Land East Of Horndean into the Horndean Parish which we feel is a missed opportunity to ensure this art of the community is well supported.
All of the ward boundaries however have been changed and if you were on the edge of a ward, it is possibly you will from May 2019 be in a different ward (All 5 District Councillors for example will find ourselves in a different ward as a result of the changes!)
Here is a map of the new boundaries which come into effect from May 2019 and click HERE to view an interactive may of the new ward boundaries and for the full report click on East Hampshire Boundary Commission Report
Hazleton Belndworth and Kings Ward will become one new larger ward represented by two district councillors.
Thank you to Cllrs Elaine Tickell and David Evans who lead our response to the commission.
There have been a number of theft from/tampering with vehicles reported to Police over the last 48 hrs across the Horndean area. In particular ford vans have been targeted and tools taken. The local neighbourhood policing team will remain committed to supporting victims of crime and targeting offenders.
Locations of Recent Theft from/Tampering with Vehicles: Murray Road, Joderell Close, Queens Crescent, Tarbery Crescent and Merchistoun Road, Horndean.
Please read our advice below:
- Park your vehicle in a secure area (in a garage or behind locked gates, if possible).
- If you can’t, park in a well-lit street in easy view of your own or neighbours’ houses.
- Where possible, remove valuable items from the vehicle overnight and store them in a secure place.
- Do not leave tools or equipment on view inside the vehicle.
- Consider fitting an appropriate alarm system, protecting the cabin and load areas.
- Apply a security marking product to power tools and equipment. Alternatively, etch or emboss identifiable marks to these items.
- Consider installing secure storage containers or lockers in the van to store tools in.
- Ensure that the van doors are securely lockable and consider having suitable deadlocks installed.
- Make sure to physically check that the van doors and windows are locked if you have used the remote to lock the vehicle, even if the feedback indicates the van as locked.
- When visiting businesses, try to park close to the entrance and preferably in the view of CCTV.
- Log your property for free at www.immobilise.com.
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.
Message Sent By Darryl Hook (Police, PCSO, East Hampshire District)
The Horndean Biodiversity Group’s next meeting is on Wednesday 18th and is about Our Local Wildlife.
Starting at 7:30 at St Wilfrid’s Church, Cowplain, all are welcome.
The next litter pick is on Sunday 22nd April meeting at Morrisons Car Park from 09:30. Last week Sally and the team collected a remarkable 42 bags of litter – Well Done! lets see if any new volunteers can come forward to help beat the total?
The HPC Annual Meeting is on Monday 9th April starting at 7:00pm at Jubilee Hall. All are welcome to find out about the progress made in the parish over the last 12 months and to ask any questions of the Parish Council.
All are welcome.