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.
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 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.
Aquind have held their first series of consultation on their proposed Interconnector and they advise that a total of 239 people visited and gave their views which were overall very supportive of the project.
Of the 12,942 residents of Horndean (2011 census) the attendance was not very large, especially as the 239 is across all three venues for the project from the coast to Lovedean.
For those who could not make the consultation click HERE to view the Aquind consultation boards that were presented.
Below are some of the extracts that are relevant to our community and I have also added in a poll for the same questions Aquind asked that affect us locally to see if we can get the same results.
The visitors were also invited to leave feedback on the presentation and one Lovdean resident is quoted below:
Lovedean substation in Hampshire was identified as the optimal connection location for AQUIND Interconnector following an assessment by National Grid who have an obligation to develop and maintain an efficient, coordinated and economical electricity transmission network. The assessment considers factors such as National Grid’s knowledge of the existing network (including agreed future connections), agreed cost information, environmental considerations and other constraints associated with the project, alongside input from AQUIND on the details of the assets to be connected.
The converter station needs to be located as close as possible to the substation, in order to minimise the length of AC cable used as part of the interconnector. This is because AC cables take up a wider corridor of land when compared to DC cables. Therefore, in order to reduce impact on land, it is favourable to maximise the use of DC cables, which take up a considerably narrower corridor compared to AC cables. AC cables also have higher transmission losses and pose other technical challenges, meaning that a longer AC cable would partly offset and reduce the benefits of the interconnector.
The consultation boards on the converter station show a possible design. Remember, this is up to 22m tall and covering 6 to 9 Hectares of land.
Once the poll has run for a while I will update it with the results.
To report fly tipping, litter, hedges overgrowing paths, missed bin collection or anything else please call EHDC Customer Services on 01730 266551 or email email@example.com
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