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 ----Original message----
From : andrew.reid@hampshire.pnn.police.uk
Date : 03/02/2016 - 13:25 (UTC)

Subject : Scam calls from Scotland Yard

Dear all
I have had two calls in the last twenty minutes from residents from Upton Grey stating that a Detective Inspector Tim PARISH from New Scotland Yard Fraud Department has called them asking for details of their card as £500,00 has been taken out of their accounts.
The caller has then asked them to call him back using '161', however the non emergency number is 101.
One of the callers has spoken to their bank and they have confirmed that no money has been taken out, as such this is a scam call and I will pass back to the real Metropolitan Police these details, however I ask all residents NOT to give anyone ANY of their bank details, your bank will have your details and will not call and ask you to repeat them.
Both callers did the best thing and hung up on the fraudster
If you receive any similar call please do not give out ANT personal information of yourself or your bank or account.
If you need any advice or I can help in any way please give me a call on the numbers below
Many thanks
Andy
Andrew REID
Police Constable 3746
Rural Beat Officer
Police Office, Preston Candover
DD: 01256:389050
HQ: 101
Mob: 07768:776844
andrew.reid@hampshire.pnn.police.uk

 

 

 

 

        Tuesday 26th of January

 

Herriard Parish Council

Open letter to:

Mr Simon Hayes

Police Crime Commissioner for Hampshire

St George's Chambers

St George's Street

Winchester

Hampshire

SO23 8AJ

Policing provision in Upton Grey and Candovers area

Dear Mr Hayes,

On November 8th 2014 you attended a public meeting at St Mary’s Church, Herriard where over 300

local residents voiced their serious concerns about planned changes to rural policing. Central to these

concerns was the effect on crime levels and rural safety that would be caused by the removal of our

dedicated beat Officer.

During that meeting you explained that the changes were unavoidable in the face of the funding cuts

imposed by central government. In response, you heard from those present at the meeting that there

was a willingness to explore opportunities for our community to help fund the gap that the government

cuts had created, so that our existing successful rural policing provision could be maintained. You

undertook to engage with community representatives to explore this idea.

During 2015, those representatives have committed an enormous amount of time and energy to this

initiative, to confirm and quantify the level of support that the community could provide. This

culminated in an offer to you of circa £60000 per annum for 3 years to fund retention of the dedicated

beat Officer for Upton Grey and the Candovers.

However, in your press release “Update on policing provision in Upton Grey and Candovers area

(Basingstoke)” dated 15 October 2015, you state that … “the funding of policing services across

Hampshire and the Isle of White needs to be equitable”. Although you do not go on to actually reject

our offer, we understand that you now consider it will create an inequitable situation and that you are

not prepared to accept it.

You will know from the meeting last November that the offer from our community to fund our beat

Officer is motivated only by a wish to preserve a policing model that works, we have no interest in

creating a 2-tier system. Logically, funding provided by us should free budget that can be used for

other policing requirements and should therefore help everyone.

We do not therefore understand your decision.

While the compromise arrangement that you outline in your press release is appreciated, it will still

inevitably degrade the effectiveness of the rural policing that we set out to preserve. Some aspects of

the new arrangement seem to us flawed. Funding cuts have been blamed for the removal of our beat

Officer’s dedicated police vehicle, meaning he now has to waste hours each day to collect and return a

pool vehicle based in Tadley. Private funding for police vehicles is an established practice, including

elsewhere in Hampshire, which makes this wasteful arrangement even more frustrating.

Following an initiative similar to ours in North London, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe (Metropolitan Police

Commissioner) has declared that he is 'open minded' to public 'crowd-funding' of police officers.

Recently, Supt Mark Wiggins, of Merseyside Police has agreed private funding for two police officers

in Liverpool.

Mr Hayes, given the willingness of our community to provide funding and a ground-swell of opinion in

favour of initiatives such as ours, we would like to hear your proposals on how we can properly

preserve the effective and efficient policing service we have enjoyed for many years.

If you feel another open meeting would be the best forum for you to hear and react to community

feelings about the current situation, then we would be happy to arrange this.

For Herriard Parish Council

Gareth Davies

Clerk

 

 

          Friday 20th  November 2015

 

Subject: Rural policing Friday 2oth of November



Herriard Parish Council have been trying to get a clear picture on the situation regarding rural policing that can be used to update parishioners - several of whom have asked about it recently.

The current situation is not the one we wanted or expected but there is still activity from various Parishes aimed at keeping the issue alive.

We have produced the following Open letter to Simon Hayes that can be used to update our residents and lets them know that the "battle goes on". See PDF below

Mike Branigan,Chairman, Herriard Parish Council 

 

 

 

Open letter to:

Mr Simon Hayes

Police Crime Commissioner for Hampshire
St George's Chambers
St George's Street
Winchester 
Hampshire
SO23 8AJ

          From Herriard Parish Counci

 

 

 

 

Policing provision in Upton Grey and Candovers area

 

 

Dear Mr Hayes,

 

On November 8th 2014 you attended a public meeting at St Mary’s Church, Herriard where over 300 local residents voiced their serious concerns about planned changes to rural policing. Central to these concerns was the effect on crime levels and rural safety that would be caused by the removal of our dedicated beat Officer. 

 

During that meeting you explained that the changes were unavoidable in the face of the funding cuts imposed by central government. In response, you heard from those present at the meeting that there was a willingness to explore opportunities for our community to help fund the gap that the government cuts had created, so that our existing successful rural policing provision could be maintained. You undertook to engage with community representatives to explore this idea.

 

During 2015, those representatives have committed an enormous amount of time and energy to this initiative, to confirm and quantify the level of support that the community could provide. This culminated in an offer to you of circa £60000 per annum for 3 years to fund retention of the dedicated beat Officer for Upton Grey and the Candovers.

 

However, in your press release “Update on policing provision in Upton Grey and Candovers area (Basingstoke)” dated 15 October 2015, you state that … “the funding of policing services across Hampshire and the Isle of White needs to be equitable”. Although you do not go on to actually reject our offer, we understand that you now consider it will create an inequitable situation and that you are not prepared to accept it.

 

You will know from the meeting last November that the offer from our community to fund our beat Officer is motivated only by a wish to preserve a policing model that works, we have no interest in creating a 2-tier system. Logically, funding provided by us should free budget that can be used for other policing requirements and should therefore help everyone.

 

We do not therefore understand your decision.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While the compromise arrangement that you outline in your press release is appreciated, it will still inevitably degrade the effectiveness of the rural policing that we set out to preserve. Some aspects of the new arrangement seem to us flawed. Funding cuts have been blamed for the removal of our beat Officer’s dedicated police vehicle, meaning he now has to waste hours each day to collect and return a pool vehicle based in Tadley. Private funding for police vehicles is an established practice, including elsewhere in Hampshire, which makes this wasteful arrangement even more frustrating.

 

Following an initiative similar to ours in North London, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe (Metropolitan Police Commissioner) has declared that he is 'open minded' to public 'crowd-funding' of police officers. Recently, Supt Mark Wiggins, of Merseyside Police has agreed private funding for two police officers in Liverpool.

 

Mr Hayes, given the willingness of our community to provide funding and a ground-swell of opinion in favour of initiatives such as ours, we would like to hear your proposals on how we can properly preserve the effective and efficient policing service we have enjoyed for many years.

 

If you feel another open meeting would be the best forum for you to hear and react to community feelings about the current situation, then we would be happy to arrange this.

 

 

       

 

 

For Herriard Parish Council

 

 

 

 

 

Gareth Davies

Clerk

 



 

 

 

 

 

                     Friday 2oth  November 2015 

Subject: Petition: Protect neighbourhood policing https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/111560

Above is a link to a site sponsored by Lord Stevens the former Commissioner to the Metropolitan Police. It concerns a petition ,which requires our support, re local policing and is something I believe should be made available to people in our various parishes.

Mike Branigan, Chairman Herriard Parish Council 

 

 

 

 

 OCTOBER REPORT FROM PC ANDY REID  NOV 3RD 2015

 

Beat Area Monthly Report for October

Dear Residents

Please find below a brief over view of incidents within our area for October 2015. Also as the evenings are drawing in with longer darkness may I again issue a request for residents to please leave lights and perhaps a radio on when they go out, close curtains etc, if away for even only a day please consider using the light timers which are excellent

Crime wise across the whole area between October 1st and 31st twenty crimes were reported, an increase of four compared with October 2014. The 2015 crimes consisted of three assaults, one of which was a dog bite incident, four non dwelling burglary’s, sheds and outbuildings), nine criminal damage crimes, several were vehicles being driven over fields of growing crops, but others included a car windscreen and a letter box of a flat. We also had one telephone nuisance call and a theft of fish reported from the River Lyde.

As previously mentioned the criminal damages are of a concern and you may have read my previous report of the actions that I have made to try to apprehend the offenders. We experienced reports of criminal damage to crops in both Berrydown Lane and Axford Road at Ellisfield, Green Lane, Ellisfield, Moundsmere at Preston Candover and in Upton Grey.

I ask any resident who see any such vehicle driving across fields late at night to please call the Police on 999 as it is a crime and it is happening at the time. Those that should be out and about on farm land at such times would have contacted the Police so we can always check to see if they are the same ones.

I am also appealing for any information concerning a theft of a pedal cycle from a communal cycle shed which was broken into near Holly House at The Hollies, Mapledurwell between October 3rd and 5th. If you can assist please give me a call direct. Also on October 5th, I received a telephone call direct from a local resident of two suspicious men seen in Crown Lane at Newnham in a field, we attended and two men from Bordon have been reported for summons to court for theft and illegally fishing on the River Lyde.

On October 8th 2015 at The Hollies at Mapledurwell, criminal damage was caused to a door and to a motorcar, a man from Basingstoke was arrested and pleaded guilty at the Magistrates Court and has been fined.

Between October 8th and 14th a garden shed was broken into in Cliddesden at a Basingstoke Road address, nothing at this time appears to have been stolen. Overnight of October 10th and 11th a metal container and shed was broken into at Hackwood Park and again nothing appears to have been stolen.

During the evening of September 23rd I received three telephone calls to the Beat House from concerned residents in Weston Patrick, Upton Grey and in Herriard of people calling door to door proclaiming to be from the British Red Cross seeking donations door to door. The BRC website shows where ‘collectors’ will be working and the details of their company employed to do this work. Sadly there was no mention of such people in our area. I have since spoken to the Senior Management of the BRC and pointed out that one resident was so concerned by their collector’s attitude they refused to open the door, likewise calling on bungalows clearly being occupied by senior citizens after dark was in my opinion wrong and caused unnecessary concern to the residents. These points have been taken on board and the BRC and those they employ to do such work will receive suitable advice as to their future timings and methods. I thank all those that took the time to call me with their concerns.

And in conclusion I wish to make mention that the Cliddesden Community Speed Watch group are now fully operational and I wish them great success and thank them all for their time in volunteering to monitor traffic speeds through the village.

As always thank you for your continued support

Andy

Andrew REID

Police Constable 3746

Rural Beat Officer

Police Office, Preston Candover

DD: 01256:389050

HQ: 101

Mob: 07768:776844

andrew.reid@hampshire.pnn.police.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 We have news on the latest developments at Farnborough Airfield and the application by TAG AVIATION for more airspace Sunday November 1st 2015

 

From: "Peter Reading" <peter@readingair.co.uk>
Date: 29 October 2015 15:33:05 GMT
To: "'Gareth Davies'" <clerk@herriard-pc.gov.uk>
Subject: RE: Farnborough

Gareth /Michael
Hope you are well.
There has been a few developments with respect to Farnborough.
We realised that there was a technical failing in their proposal in that the proposed ‘routes’ did not comply with CAA policy for deconfliction from existing LHR and LGW routes. So, we made a Freedom of Information request for the CAA to supply information on these routes as they would be published in the UK Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP). This was refused. We employed a QC to draft a letter seeking an Internal Review of the decision, and again they refused to disclose.
It is now clear that they are applying for an ‘empty shell ‘ of airspace in which to put their routes at a later date. This can be done without further Consultation as the residents around LGW found; They sought to have a Judicial Review following concentration of flight paths. The Judge ruled that as there was no change to the procedures published in the AIP (although it was agreed that flight paths had been concentrated), there was no case for a Judicial Review. So this is directly analogous to the situation here.
I attach a presentation that was given to a gathering of East Hants PC’s.
Feedback Report B was deliberately vague and unclear to hide the lack of procedures. However you can see from the attached that there have been changes and these changes have not been consulted.
We believe the best way forward is to ask the CAA to insist on a re-consultation. We also believe that the CAA are going to make a decision in Mid-November.
Thank you for the interest that you have taken on this matter.
Regards
Peter

On 14 Jul 2015, at 10:08, Peter Reading wrote:
Gareth / Michael
Thank you for continued interest. It took us a little while to digest the content of Feedback Report B. We have now summarised our comments below.
SITUATION FOR LASHAM
1. For all practical purposes, the airspace near to Lasham remains configured so as to severely curtail its operations.
2. The safety issues regarding choke points and the hazards of traffic routing around the controlled airspace, in particular over or near to Lasham’s intense gliding operations remain. TAG’s proposed solution to remove this danger is to provide an extra air traffic controller and to run a series of educational events to persuade the 70% of GA pilots (who could come from anywhere) who avoid controlled airspace to contact Farnborough’s ATC, use transponders and then transit their large volume of claimed airspace instead of going around it. This is roughly equivalent to trying to convince the general population of UK motorists who habitually avoid going through any town centres that going through the centre of Farnborough will be a better idea because it will be a hassle-free experience. It is highly unlikely to work. Making the assumption that it will work is taking a high-probability-of-failure gamble with the lives of GA pilots. Supporting this point, a proposal to reduce controlled airspace to 5 nautical miles from Farnborough airfield was recently rejected by TAG because aircraft would fly around the airspace and overhead Odiham.
3. TAG has introduced new data relating to its operations that it refuses to share but has passed on to the CAA. It has introduced specific wording in its application to underline the legal reasons why the CAA must not disclose its airspace change submission at all.
4. Flights to and from Farnborough have been observed to be flying lower than they did prior to their Consultation, although for all practical purposes their volumes have not changed. This appears to have enabled them to establish an artificially lowered base from which to claim that they will be raising their flight altitudes.
5. TAG’s airspace change proposal is misleading in multiple instances. By way of example, TAG states that “This proposal would have no economic impact on ATC Lasham Ltd.” This is not true for if Lasham Gliding Society, the owner of the airfield, became unviable, ATC’s continuance as a tenant would clearly be under threat, although this is the last thing that Lasham would wish. In another example TAG states “… in particular with reference to Lasham Gliding Society (LGS) and Southdown Gliding Club at Parham (SDGC). We believe this significantly-modified proposal would not result in the closure or severe curtailment of their gliding activities, as originally claimed in their consultation responses.” With respect to Lasham this is simply wrong. In a third example TAG state that “We took their [LGS’s] information about circuits from the airfield and used it to revise the CTAs…” [this refers, in particular the nearby local airspace to the immediate east of Lasham airfield].” They were informed repeatedly that Lasham aerotows as standard to at least 2000ft above ground level. Their proposed airspace starts at approximately 1380ft above the airfield. TAG’s statement is plainly misleading.
6. Prior to TAG’s airspace change proposal being submitted, Lasham took legal advice and, as a result, a comprehensive letter was sent to the CAA challenging the legitimacy of the Consultation process undertaken. Interestingly, in its final airspace change submission, TAG claims that the CAA have been involved with and approved the process that they have been following.
SITUATION FOR LOCAL COMMUNITIES
Significant changes have been made to the proposed routes and airspace:
1. TAG claims to be flying higher, but the requested airspace is lower. If their aircraft fly at the heights specified in the Feedback Report B, they will be using currently existing higher controlled airspace; their proposal is therefore redundant.
2. TAG explained in the original Consultation that the raison d’etre of the proposal was to introduce highly accurate tracks using the latest technology. In the Feedback Report B, for arrivals, they have not published these tracks and have stated ‘more often than not’, they will not fly such tracks.
3. From the published documents it is not possible to understand the noise impact on communities, neither is it possible for TAG to make claims about numbers of people affected.
4. There has been no consultation on the significant changes now being proposed, e.g. some flight tracks have been deleted meaning that large amounts of traffic must appear on other routes.
5. The justification and reasons for the airspace request remain even more unclear; they have requested airspace which would not be used if the flight profiles claimed in the Feedback Report B were flown.
6. Grave concerns about the safety of the proposal have been identified by the aviation community
Why might TAG be requesting so much airspace?
7. TAG have stated aspirations to increase the number of aircraft movements. This would necessarily have to be generated by larger aircraft since the market for business jets is known to be limited.
8. TAG have stated aspirations to increase the number of movements of larger aircraft (e.g. A320s, B737s) and that the airport capacity is 100,000 movements.
9. Current movements are 26,000 per year. Consent presently exists for 50,000 movements by 2019.
What happens next?
10. The formal application was submitted to the CAA on 3rd July 2015.
11. The application is secret. It was stated to contain thousands of pages of information including noise and safety analyses. The safety analysis has been kept secret from the aviation community.
12. The nominal regulatory decision period is 16 weeks, but this may be extended at the CAA’s discretion.
13. There is no further consultation, neither any right of appeal to the final decision. The only recourse after a final regulatory decision is judicial review.
14. The CAA stated on 28th March 2015 that the airspace change process is unfit for purpose, but that it will continue to be applied to this application.
What can be done?
15. Local communities need to write to the CAA setting out their concerns.
16. In particular, requests should be made for the precise routes that will be flown and their altitudes in order that the noise implications can be ascertained.
You may also have noticed that Farnborough aircraft have started to appear over Herriard. We captured a radar shot of one of them, below . Unless you are by a computer at the time it is difficult to gather this data.
They seem to be ‘occupying’ the airspace that they are claiming plus some more, as this aircraft was to the West of the claimed airspace. Maybe sign of things to come.
Peter
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 Latest crime report for our area from  PC Andy Reid, our local policeman.

----Original message----
From : andrew.reid@hampshire.pnn.police.uk
Date : 24/10/2015 - 23:41 (UTC)
To :
Subject : Local Crime ~ and response.

Dear all
We have recently seen an increase in criminal damage offences where 4 x 4 vehicles have been driving across growing crops whilst those inside search for hares, deer or rabbits using spot lamps or now more frequently 'infra-red night sights'. Recently a Game Keeper in Preston Candover had to put down a fawn that had been mauled three days before when criminals drove around the crop fields and it looked like around the animal, no doubt dazzling it with spots lights before setting their dogs on to it. The animal had escaped but was slowly dying a painful death until the Keeper saw it and put it out of its misery.
Whilst some may say that this only effects farmers and landowners we have to bear in mind that it is a further crime occurring in your parish, and whilst such criminals are driving across the fields they will also be looking out for outbuildings, garages etc. We have a proven link between poaching and hare coursing and shed and outbuildings being broken into ~ we are all victims including our wildlife.
As such with several damage cases in our area within the past few weeks, thanks to my Sergeant, I was allowed to change my duties from working day shifts to working until 4 am in an attempt to catch those responsible. Below is how the week went and gives a brief overview of what can happen and who is about in our area in the late evening / early hours.
On Monday night at about 11 pm, I stopped two 4 x 4's with six people on board in Ellisfield all come from Basingstoke, Newbury and Hook.
On Tuesday night towards midnight, I stopped a further two 4 x 4's at Hackwood Lane, Cliddesden with three people on board, all from Basingstoke.
Several of the nine people have come to Police attention for various things including two of are linked with some burglary information.
On Wednesday I happened to come across a 4 x 4 parked in a gateway off the A30 at Andwell, as I looked at this vehicle four men with two whippets came across the field with a large spot lamp. The men came from Finchamstead, Yateley and Farnborough and had climbed the locked gates, two of the four have criminal convictions. I reported all four including a 15 year old for summons to court for night poaching offences and both dogs were seized and will remain with us until we take further appropriate action, including asking a court to forfeit them to new owners out of county.
On Thursday night all was quiet, thankfully, however on Friday I had reported to me a suspicious 4 x 4 possible a Suzuki Jeep, (no other details known) using a spot lamp across fields looking for deer, hares or rabbits at Farleigh Wallop and disturbed by the Night Security Officer, the vehicle made off at speed towards Farleigh crossroads and disappeared out of sight . Within a short while I received a further call from a Game Keeper reporting that he had seen an unknown small 4 x 4 (possibly a Suzuki) driving away from him at speed down the by-way from Winslade towards Tunworth. The Keeper and I carried out a search but the vehicle had gone.
Later at about 11 pm, a Police dog handler disturbed two 4 x 4 vehicles one a light coloured Nissan Terrano and the other a Mitsubishi Shogun, but on seeing the officer drove at a high speed from the Greywell Road down the by-way alongside the motorway and through the Ford onto the A30 and disappeared, sadly we were unable to get a registration number.
And today we had a man named John COLE offering tree work in and around Weston Patrick, sadly Mr. COLE had gone before I arrived to speak with him, but I will make further enquiries concerning his company. However I do recommend that anyone who wants any work done should contact Hampshire Trading Standards 'Buy with confidence', they say, 'For years Trading Standards Services across the country have been unable to tell the public who to avoid, and who they should go to when buying goods or services. For this reason, Buy With Confidence became the scheme of choice, as it is one of the few in the country to cover all types of businesses, and is run by Trading Standards people who know about consumer rights. Hampshire County Council Trading Standards Service in conjunction with members of the scheme have produced a directory of approved businesses. Please remember that not all our approved businesses are listed in the directory. The full listing can be found at "http://www.buywithconfidence.gov.uk" Unlike other similar company's HTS do in-depth checks on companies and their staff and any problem whatsoever and they will not be in the directory.
Later today I received a call direct from a Game Keeper in Newnham of two suspicious white Vauxhall Astra vans parked near his wood. Along with other officers I attended Newnham Lane and consequently found four men all from Surrey and outer London and their dogs, I have reported all for summons to Court for a poaching offence and we have seized all of their dogs which came to nine.
As such that’s eleven dogs seized and eight men who I have summonsed to court in four days, I do feel it is important that we make this area hostile to criminals who as you can see will travel many miles to come to our area and commit crime.
Andrew REID
Police Constable 3746
Rural Beat Officer
Police Office, Preston Candover
DD: 01256:389050
HQ: 101
Mob: 07768:776844
andrew.reid@hampshire.pnn.police.uk
 

 

 

 

 

 

 TAG AVIATION FARNBOROUGH  22/07/2015

http://www.consultation.tagfarnborough.com/consultation-document/

Please see below the response on behalf of Herriard Parish Council by  the Clerk to the Parish Council, Mr. G. Davies,  to the above which  will go to the CAA, our MP, local media, and Lasham Gliding Club etc.

Civil Aviation Authority

CAA House

45-59 Kingsway
London
WC2B 6TE

cc:

TAG Farnborough Airport Limited

Ranil Jayawardena MP

Lasham Gliding Club

Lasham Parish Council

TARA

ATC Lasham

TAG Farnborough Airport - Airspace Change Proposal

Dear Sir,

Herriard Parish Council wrote to TAG Farnborough and yourselves in April 2014 objecting to TAG’s Airspace Change Proposal. A copy of that letter is enclosed.

The objections that we raised in that first response were clearly shared by the vast majority of consultees, as revealed in the Feedback Report Part A published last August.

In particular, we noted that feedback was negative in 99% of the responses made regarding safety, environmental impact, economic impact and the effect on General Aviation traffic – in particular GA users at local gliding clubs. Herriard Parish Council made clear that we could not identify the justification for TAG’s proposals and 98% of respondents made the same point. Finally, we argued that the process of consultation on and determination of the proposal was deeply flawed and 99% of respondents felt the same.

It is indisputable that objections to TAG’s proposals are profound and widely held.

In presenting its Feedback Report Part B, TAG claim to have addressed certain issues identified in the earlier consultation. However, it is not clear what the effect of any changes will be and there has been no consultation on, nor testing of their efficacy. We have already described the CAA application process as flawed and the fact that TAG are apparently to be allowed to present this “final” version of their application without stakeholders being given the formal opportunity to comment is wrong. This process is not fit-for-purpose in our opinion.

The general lack of clarity and detail in TAG’s latest report simply adds further opacity to an already “murky” picture. TAG continue to avoid unambiguously stating the justification for their application, and their motivation for making it must therefore remain in doubt.

Herriard Parish Council remain opposed to TAG’s application and we call on the CAA to reject it.

Yours sincerely,

Gareth Davies

Clerk to Herriard Parish Council

 

 

 

 

 

An interesting article from Shelley Goode, who runs the Doghouse Canine training courses in Herriard o1256 381669 or 07717413576

Responsible Dog Ownership.

It used to be said that we were a nation of dog lovers..... But is that still the case? We certainly are a nation of dog owners, but does everyone feel the love?..... I think not. More and more, those of us who take our dogs to other areas are finding that it is not uncommon for there to be strict controls in place in public recreational and open spaces. There are often laws restricting numbers of dogs that can be walked by one person or by a group. Off lead running can be strictly forbidden, I’ve even seen rules on lengths of lead you can use, and of course the all covering laws requiring you pick up and bin your dog’s faeces. There are of course, as you might expect some pretty hefty fines for non compliance, and in order to be able to catch, any would be offender and collect those fines, there could be regular patrols of said parks and open spaces. Even CCTV in some places to “encourage” you to play by the rules. It is a fast growing trend and always, so the authorities say, brought about in response to complaints pertaining to dog waste. So how lucky are we then, those of us who use the Herriard Green to walk our dogs. It’s a clean safe environment where we can let our dogs run and play with very little to concern us. Our dogs can happily burn off all its energy by running free, we can even throw balls (another restriction in some places). Ah ....Did I say a clean environment, (sigh) ..... Sadly not as clean as it should be and why is that you might ask.....well, even with all the national public awareness campaigns some people are still not picking up after their dogs. This is anti social and unacceptable and there are laws in place that say we must remove our dogs waste and dispose of it in an appropriate way. It’s not just a social issue it has health grounds as well. No one is exempt; there is no excuse for not picking up and throwing it in the bin. I would like to think most of the dog walkers who use the Green do the right thing. Most of us really appreciate the provision of the two bins provided by the Herriard Green charity. They purchased the bins which in turn have to be emptied and the bags replaced each week and of course this has to be funded. So it’s no small undertaking by them, it’s not a council funded provision. The bins have been provided primarily with dog walkers in mind, to help encourage them to pick up their dogs waste and bin it and it’s now so easy to do with the bins there. Is there really any excuse not to “bag it and bin it”?

Please help us to keep our Village Green a clean safe place for all its users and very importantly to ensure that our dogs will continue to be welcome there.

Shelley Goude IMDT


 May 31 2015 Latest police update fro Andy Reid ,our local policeman

----Original message----
From : andrew.reid@hampshire.pnn.police.uk
Date : 30/05/2015 - 17:16 (UTC)

Subject : Update.

Dear all
May I please send to you a brief update on crime and incidents from across the 22 parishes of this beat area for April and May 2015. It is not a comprehensive list but articles from the various Parish Magazines.
Dear residents
I am pleased to report a reasonably quiet two months on this beat area crime wise. However we did have a non dwelling burglary to premises in Preston Candover; a man from Alton has subsequently been arrested and is currently on Police bail. We have also had three similar burglary to sheds reported in Dummer in Dummer Down Lane, here several garden machinery items along with a pedal cycle was stolen in one night. In Preston Candover a criminal damage to growing crops was reported by a local estate after crops were driven over by suspected poachers looking for hares or deer and in Newnham between 1 am and 1.30 am on April 16th 2015 a Unit was ram raided at the Fosters Business Park by a gang of several men who drove a LWB Mitsubishi Shogun into it and stole several chainsaws, strimmers etc. If you can assist with any of these crimes please either call me direct or 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111
As regard to the non dwelling burglaries in other parts of the beat area, predominately sheds, I urge residents to please photograph, mark and record your serial numbers for expensive garden equipment as sometimes we do recover them but do not know who they belong too. Usually at this time of year there is an increase in garden sheds, garages etc being broken into for garden tools and machinery so please check your shed security and help keep them out. Your property can also be recorded on a protected website supported by forty-six Police Forces including Hampshire Constabulary, click the websitehttps://www.immobilise.com/ to find out more of this free services.
I am also seeking any assistance concerning a ‘drone’ which was seen flying over houses in Tunworth at about 5 pm on April 7th 2015. A white van was seen near by but we are not sure if this was connected. There is legislation concerning the use of drones as well as the resident’s privacy issues. If you can help please do give me a call direct.
For those that walk in our beautiful area I again remind people not to take handbags, laptops etc and leave them in the vehicle whilst they go for a walk, criminals use devices to trace if a laptop etc is in the boot or under the seat of a car and take the sat nat out of view.
We have also had several people calling on residents offering chainsaws etc for sale. Thanks to several residents I have managed to catch up and check these people out, whilst their equipment they were selling was not stolen it was extremely cheap and the health and safety of such equipment should be considered. The old adage if it looks to good to be true - chances are it is'. Also as well as those selling we had a man call at some bungalows in our area offering to purchase coins, medals or repair broken watches. I have carried out research of this man who lives in the south of the county and turns up here every few years. The residents did everything right when he called; they refused to let him in and basically did not wish to do business with him. This is the correct thing to do especially as in this case he called at some senior citizens homes, (on checking he seems to make a habit of calling at such places), as such I urge all residents to please do not let him or anyone that you were not expecting into your home. If thy are professional people they will provide a card and will wait outside whilst you check their identity, if you have any concerns please either call us or Hampshire Trading Standards on 01962 833620. If you are looking for a tradesman call the Hampshire Trading Standards who operate a ‘Buy With Confidence’ scheme, they would have vetted all staff before adding them to their list unlike some other similar schemes and companies, for more details please check the Hampshire Trading Standards website.
I have received several reports concerning suspicious vehicles seen in our area and thank everyone who has called in, it is really important that we are aware of such sightings as frequently some related to criminals and criminality, so please call if you see anything that you feel is not right or out of place, it all helps.
May I also make residents aware of the new ‘Hampshire Alert’ this is a free scheme in which people who may wish to be kept up todate with incidents or crimes can have an alert texted to their mobile telephone from the Constabulary. You have the opportunities to edit the area you want and the subject be it equine crime etc. If you wish to have this sent to you please click onto the Hampshire Constabulary website or https://www.hampshirealert.co.uk/

Many thanks
Andrew REID
Local Constable
Andrew REID
Police Constable 3746
Rural Beat Officer
Police Office, Preston Candover
DD: 01256:389050
HQ: 101
Mob: 07768:776844
andrew.reid@hampshire.pnn.police.uk
Andrew REID
Police Constable 3746
Rural Beat Officer
Police Office, Preston Candover
DD: 01256:389050
HQ: 101
Mob: 07768:776844
andrew.reid@hampshire.pnn.police.uk

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Rural policing changes in Hampshire and a funding request 24/03/2015
A lot has been said about the impending changes to the way our current rural policing system operates. It is due to come into place on April the first and many people are not happy with the new arrangements by which we lose the services of our own dedicated police officer.

There are many residents in north Hampshire villages who are adamant that they would like to continue to have a dedicated beat officer f to protect our Parishes. A group of people from Tunworth Village ,
Councillor Mark Ruffell and Edward Belcher and Daphne Taylor had a meeting with Assistant Chief Constable David Pryde last week, and it became clear that if it was possible for them to raise sufficient funds for a dedicated beat officer then it would be possible to have a dedicated beat officer.

The cost of a dedicated beat officer is open to some negotiation and would be in the region of between £50,000 to £90,000 per annum. The Tunworth group have made significant
progress in raising promised contributions and we know that some parishes and individuals have put aside some funds specifically to fund a dedicated beat officer.

We have until 1 April to get the pledges in.

It is important that this proposal receives "buy in" from a wide section of people. Parishes and individuals are being asked if they would like to contribute and if so please respond and send pledges to Daphne Taylor at dcmtaylor@btinternet.com individually. The only option open to us is to raise the funds ourselves. Pledges of £100 per annum and £1000
per annum have already been received . None too large or too small.

Apologies for the extremely short notice.

For your information Herriard Estate, Herriard Parish Council, and, a number of Herriard residents have pledged financial support over the next 3 years.


Herriard Green Spring clean up Sunday 12th of April 2015 10.00am

About three and a half years ago we had a most successful daffodil planting
morning at the Village Green site ( hopefully we will see the fruits of our
labour over the next few weeks) and last year we had a morning when we
tidied up around the trees/ shrubs that are planted extensively around the
Green. We were unable to finish the job last year and once again we are
asking for your help to enable us to complete this task.
We are arranging a village work party whereby we will split into small
groups to set about tidying up the trees/ shrubs by trimming, clipping, and,
removing stakes and pieces of plastic coverings around the plants .Everyone
is invited to come along with clippers and spade,to the Sports Centre on the
Green at 10.00 am on Sunday the 12TH of April.
Tea, Coffee and biscuits will be available
throughout the morning and we would aim to finish up by 1 pm.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible. If we all make a
little effort we can make the Green look really fabulous and something that
can make us feel proud.

YOUR CHANCE TO HELP SET RURAL POLICING PRIORITIES March 10th 2015  (we are Basingstoke rural south).

Your opportunity to help set rural policing priorities  March 10th 2015

From : andrew.reid@hampshire.pnn.police.uk
Subject : FW: Local policing priorites from April 2015

Dear all
May I ask if you wish to add your voice to local Policing priorities from April 2015, that you complete the attached questionnaire.
This is a good opportunity for you as individuals to make the Police aware of what your concerns are within your area and what we should be concentrating on.
Many thanks for your time
Andy
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BasingstokePolicingPrioritiesHaveYourSay

Rural policing in Hampshire 11/02/2015 

From: "Cllr. Ranil Jayawardena" <ranil@nehc.org.uk>
Date: 8 February 2015 22:36:56 GMT
To: MICHAEL BRANIGAN <michael.branigan@btinternet.com>
Cc: James Arbuthnot <james.arbuthnot.mp@parliament.uk>, John Jervoise <johnjervoise@herriardpark.com>, Gareth Davies <zen56184@zen.co.uk>, "bob@wildtrackers.com ives" <bob@wildtrackers.com>, Nick white <ndo.white@btinternet.com>, gemma hounsell <gemma.hounsell@btinternet.com>, jonathon@robeysfarmhouse.co.uk, Debbie Moss <office@nehc.org.uk>
Subject: Re: Herriard Parish Council- a note re our concerns on Rural Policing.

Dear Cllr Branigan

Thank you for your email of 5th February. Both James Arbuthnot MP and I are aware of both the proposed police re-organisation and the concerns of local residents.

You and the residents of Upton Grey and the Candovers are very fortunate to have PC Andy Reid serving you locally. I don’t believe that anyone wants to reduce the effectiveness of rural policing and you can be assured that I will always make representations seeking to ensure that rural areas get the coverage they need.

That’s why James Arbuthnot MP, Maria Miller MP and I met with Chief Inspector Dodds to raise our concerns on behalf of residents. He explained his professional view that the changes would make policing – urban and rural – more resilient, but agreed to our request that there should be a review of any changes after six months.

This, at least, ensures that there will be a check on the effect of any changes introduced by the police. However, it remains the case that local policing is a matter under the control of the Police and Crime Commissioner and no MP (or, indeed, Parliamentary Candidate) will be able to make the final decision in the matter.

I was also aware that representatives from the Parish Councils were meeting with Hampshire Constabulary to find an acceptable solution and understood that suggestions were being actively considered by the police. If this is not the case, please let me know.

Both you and Cllr White have also referenced public spending. It is true that, alongside local government and other public services, there has been a reduction to the funding provided by central government for policing. However, if we are to eliminate our country’s deficit, begin to pay down our country’s debts and secure a better future for Britain, then this must continue.

The provision of policing has always been a matter determined at a county level. Previously, the Hampshire Police Authority was responsible. Now, the Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner decides what should happen here. The Commissioner is responsible for determining the Constabulary’s budget and raises part of the police budget from Council Tax, through a precept.

Hampshire is the sixth lowest cost police force per head of population out of 41 forces in England and Wales. That said, the cost of policing clearly has to be balanced with the service provided. This is a balance that the Commissioner will have made when he proposed an increase to his precept of 1.99%, in a context of Dorset’s Commissioner is proposing no increase, while Bedfordshire’s Commissioner is proposing a 15.8% increase. This is quite a range and I am making no comment on the level of precept – it is a matter for the Commissioner (and the public through a referendum if it is above 2%) – but I wanted to be clear in this reply that Commissioners are able to determine the budget to pay for the service they wish to provide, regardless of the funding received from central government.

I am sure that you will make you concerns known at the meeting on Thursday also. As I understand Debbie Moss (my Agent) has informed you, I work in the City currently (being a Parliamentary Candidate is unpaid), so I will not be able to attend this meeting. I would, however, be very pleased to meet with you on another, mutually convenient day.

Yours sincerely

Ranil Jayawardena
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Councillor Ranil Jayawardena
Conservative Parliamentary Candidate
North East Hampshire

ranil@nehc.org.uk

RURAL POLICING IN HAMPSHIRE

The following letter was sent to our MP ,MR. James Arbuthnot, and the prospective MP

MR. Ranil Jayawardena yesterday ,Thursday 5th of January. It was written by Councillor

Branigan, for and on behalf of Herriard Parish Council who have serious concerns about

the forthcoming re-orginization of the Hampshire rural police force. 

 

Dear Mr Arbuthnot/ Dear Mr Jayawardena,

I am a member of the Herriard Parish Council and following our meeting on Monday, February 2nd 2015, I was asked to write to you regarding the plans to re-organise rural policing in Hampshire later this year.

You are probably aware of this forthcoming re-organisation and we wanted you to know how concerned our community is about these changes. We realise that the plans have been developed in reaction to the significant budgetary pressures that are being imposed on Hampshire Constabulary by central government. However, at the moment we have a system that works, and works well, but unless the new plan is changed, we will find ourselves with a rural policing model that we believe to be seriously flawed.

In simple terms the changes will see us lose our dedicated beat officers – officers that our communities believe are the cornerstone of the current policing model. Part of the Constabulary’s intention is to reduce the number of rural beat officers and then recruit additional PCSOs. There is little, if any, local confidence that increasing the PCSO count will balance out the reduction in officer numbers in terms of preserving the effectiveness of rural policing. Budget saved by the reduction in officer head-count and then spent on additional PCSOs will be budget wasted in our opinion.

We therefore believe that, if implemented, the planned changes will have potentially disastrous effects on crime levels in our rural areas.

News of the impending changes “leaked out” last autumn. Hampshire Constabulary and Simon Hayes, our Police and Crime Commissioner, had not previously undertaken any consultation with Parishes, so far as we are aware. The strength of feeling about the plans was immediately clear and we set up an on-line petition to give proper voice to the residents of our current police beat area - Upton Grey and the Candovers. The 500+ responses to the petition were unanimously opposed to the changes. The petition was delivered to Simon Hayes last year.

The community’s position regarding the changes was further reinforced at a public meeting with Simon Hayes and senior Police Officers on November 8th . The meeting was held in St Mary’s Church, Herriard, which was packed to overflowing with more than 300 local people - residents, farmers, business-owners, land-owners etc. Having heard our message load and clear, the Commissioner told us in his closing comments that he had sympathy with our views, would take them on-board and work with community representatives in reviewing the new plan for rural policing. These comments were welcome and in line with various statements Mr Hayes has made about the importance of rural policing, including in his Rural Policing Strategy statement 2013/17, where he reaffirms his commitment to rural communities:

“When I first became Police and Crime Commissioner, I challenged Hampshire Constabulary to deliver a consistent policing service across both urban and rural areas, with the specific requirement to close the gap between rural and urban solved crime rates”.

As recently as October 2014 the report from Hampshire’s Police and Crime Panel added its voice “… greater police support is needed to help protect residents against rural crime….”

It is now 3 months since that meeting and during this period representatives from the parishes that make up the Upton Grey and the Candovers ward have worked hard and constructively with Hampshire Constabulary with a goal of finding a better solution. Proposals have included offers to provide local help to fund the budget gap, as well as alternative, and we believe more efficient, ways to organize the beat areas. We have also highlighted the apparent imbalance in how cuts are being apportioned between Urban and Rural areas. Some have gone as far as to say that our rural areas have simply been chosen as “soft targets” for cuts.

The opinions and fears voiced in November and the strenuous efforts made by our community leaders have, so far at least, had little impact on the reorganisation plans.

Now, with the proximity of the General Election, we have no idea what pressures, if any, have been brought to bear on the Commissioner to avoid “rocking the government boat”. However, you should be under no illusions as to the strength of feeling about this issue and that long term, loyal voters are going to feel very alienated if they find that their views on our rural policing have been largely ignored.

You will be aware that on Thursday 12th of February Simon Hayes, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire will hold his Commissioner's Performance, Accountability, Scrutiny and Strategy (COMPASS) meeting on 'Maintaining neighbourhood policing in times of austerity'. The meeting is at 2.30pm at the Basingstoke Discovery Centre. I am sure that you already have this in your diary and would welcome the chance to meet you before or after the meeting.

Rt Hon James Arbuthnot MP
House of Commons
London SW1A 0AA

Ranil Jayawardena
North East Hampshire Conservatives
The Mount
Bounty Road
Basingstoke
Hampshire
RG21 3DD


 From : andrew.reid@hampshire.pnn.police.uk
Date : 25/01/2015 - 21:26 (UTC)
Subject : Stolen / Missing Lurcher from Tunworth area

Dear All
This bitch is only 12 months old.
If anyone has any information or was in the Tunworth area between 11:30 am and 2:10 pm on Sunday 25th January, please give me a call direct.
All calls treated in strictest confidence.
Many thanks
Andy
Tel: 01256:389050
Mob 07768:776844

 

Join Police and Crime Commissioner Simon Hayes in a discussion on maintaining neighbourhood policing in times of austerity

When: Thursday 12th February 2015, 2:30- 4:30
Where: Basingstoke Discovery Centre, Festival Place, Basingstoke

What: Police and Crime Commissioner Simon Hayes, will be asking the Chief Constable, Andy Marsh, how the police are addressing the challenges of resourcing local policing with ever tightening budgets. There will be a Q&A session for members of the public to ask Simon and Andy their questions on this topic.

How: To register your interest in attending and submit your questions (which must relate to  Maintaining Neighbourhood Policing in Times  of Austerity), please contact the Office of the Police and Crime  Commissioner by midday on Friday 6th February:

Tel 01962 871595
Email opcc@hampshire.pnn.police.uk


Rural Policing  update - December 23rd 2014

Discussions between local Parish councils and Hampshire Constabulary are ongoing.

However, Simon Hayes, Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire, is inviting members of the public across Hampshire and Isle of Wight to have their say on the level of council tax precept for the policing budget in 2015/16.
The Commissioner is proposing a nominal increase of 1.99 percent. For an average Band D household, this equates to a rise of just £3.07 per annum (or 26p per month, or 6p per week) from £154.26 to £157.33. This increase would generate an additional £2 million for 2015/16, which is the cost of employing 43 police officers.
The increase proposed is within the 2% cap that has been placed on precept rises by central Government. To exceed this cap would require the conduct of a referendum, the costs of which would divert funding from front line policing, and this is not therefore something that the Commissioner is proposing. However, the Commissioner is still interested to hear from the people of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight as to whether, in principle, you would support an increase which was greater than the 2% cap, in the event that it were to be possible to invest all of this in front line policing. For example, if the precept was increased by 2.99%, the additional £1m generated would equate to around an additional 20 police officers.

The Government cap on precept rises in recent years has left a significant shortfall in funding. With 33 percent of the total policing budget coming from the council tax precept, and with Government continuing to dramatically reduce police funding, the proposed increase will help to partially address that shortfall.

Mr Hayes comments: “With Hampshire Constabulary currently making significant changes to the way it operates, to enable it to make £80m in savings, due to Government imposed cuts that have already been imposed, it has never been more important to consult with the public over the policing element of the council tax precept.

“HMIC recently announced that Hampshire Constabulary remains a low cost, well performing force and I question whether the Constabulary can withstand any further cuts without it impacting on the level of neighbourhood policing people expect. If we are to continue delivering the highest possible levels of service, and honour my commitment to protect neighbourhood policing across the communities of Hampshire and Isle of Wight, we must have the funding in place to do so. I am therefore left with no option but to propose a precept increase. I am inviting the residents of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to play their part in this decision-making process by sharing your views with me. I am encouraging everyone to register their opinion by 5pm on Tuesday, 20 January 2015. My message is clear: ‘Hampshire Constabulary is your police force, it’s your choice – so have your say’. Public opinion plays a vital role in helping me make an informed decision.”

To express your opinion, please complete a short survey at http://bit.ly/1vIIlsN, email pcc.consultation@hampshire.pnn.police.uk, or FREEPOST your response to: Business Reply Plus, Licence Number RTGX-KSAA-AHBB, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, St Georges Chambers, St Georges Street, Winchester, SO23 8AJ


The results of the consultation will be presented to the Police and Crime Panel when they meet to review the proposed precept at their meeting on Friday, January 23rd 2015.



Saturday's November 8th Meeting at St Mary's Church, Herriard (Proposed Policing Change

Public Meeting with Hampshire's Police & Crime Commissioner

Over 300 residents packed St Mary's Church in Herriard on Saturday morning to hear about the proposed changes to rural policing due to come into effect next April. All pews were full, people were standing shoulder to shoulder at the back of the church, and even the main aisle was full with folding chairs and people standing!

The meeting's chairman, Jonathan Moseley (Candovers Parish Council), spoke briefly and was then followed by Simon Hayes, Hampshire's Police & Crime Commissioner.

Mr Hayes outlined the problems that have been caused by the savings that have been forced on police forces nationally and how Hampshire was trying to continue to provide satisfactory policing with a reduced number of police officers and support staff.

 Chief Inspector Simon Dodds, the Basingstoke District Commander, then explained that although he currently has 32 neighbourhood police officers (21 town and 11 rural) he's faced with having to reduce those numbers to only 14 town and 8 rural, hence the proposed reorganisation.

There then followed a very intensive Question and Answer session, with questions and comments coming from local farmers, gamekeepers, an estate security employee, a retired Chief Superintendent of the MET, a special constable from Alton, quite a few residents and Mark Ruffell, our Borough Councillor.
Simon Hayes, CI Simon Dodds and David Pryde, the Assistant Chief Constable who is responsible for the strategic management of the force's three Areas and Call Management, responded.
The meeting ended at 11.45am with Police & Crime Commissioner Hayes promising that if a "Local Working Party" is created he would be happy to meet them to discuss this matter further.

IMPORTANT NEWS

Changes to Rural Policing in Hampshire

Simon Hayes, Hampshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner and Hampshire Constabulary plan to reorganise our rural policing with effect from April 2015. The reorganisation plans will see us lose our dedicated beat Officer.

 They will have a direct effect on the neighbourhood policing that we currently enjoy and undoubtedly will lead to an increase in criminal activity

The Parish Councils within the Basingstoke South Beat area are most concerned by this retrograde decision and have made direct representation to Simon Hayes. The local police should be extending the excellent and successful policing we have to other areas – not stopping it.

 There has been no consultation and no consideration of other ways to fund it which must be the minimum before changes are made.

If you share these concerns please view and sign our petition at:

 Mr Hayes, has agreed to attend a Public Meeting to hear the communities concerns at:

10am on Saturday 8 November
at Herriard Royal British Legion Hall,
Herriard RG25 2PG

 He will be accompanied by a senior Police Officer, whose details are still to be confirmed.

Please make every effort to view and sign the petition and attend the public meeting - we need our voices to be heard!

Please also send this message and link on to other people in the rural area of Hampshire – we are all going to suffer

News from the Villages

 Letter from Herriard Parish Council re Tag Farnborough Airspace  Consultation. 

Proposals by Tag Farnborough Airport to increase its ' controlled airspace 'could put Alton and surrounding villages directly under the flight path of outward bound air traffic, and sound the death knell f or Lasham Gliding Society. Herriard Parish Council have tabled their concerns in a letter to various local and national bodies.   

Herriard Parish Council

C/O Tile Barn

Herriard

Hampshire

RG25 2PE

April 15, 2014

Farnborough Airspace Consultation Responses

PO Box 584

Hounslow

TW3 9QP

cc:

CAA

James Arbuthnot MP

Maria Miller MP

Lasham Gliding Club

Lasham PC

TARA

ATC Lasham

TAG Farnborough Airport - Airspace Change Proposal

Dear Sir,

Herriard Parish Council has not been contacted directly by TAG Farnborough regarding the above proposal. However, it seems clear that the Parish and its residents could be significantly impacted if the scheme were to be approved. We would therefore like the following comments to be included in the Consultation Feedback to be reported to the Civil Aviation Authority by yourselves. This letter has also been copied to the CAA so that they have details for Herriard Parish Council should they wish to ask for further input from us.

Herriard Parish Council is fully supportive of the existing TAG Farnbough operation and its role as part of the area’s business transport infrastructure.

However, it is clear that there is significant concern about the Airspace Change Proposal (ACP) within the wider aviation community. Furthermore, there are fears that the change could have material environmental, employment, business and recreational implications for a very large area. We suspect that many individuals and organizations in the area have no knowledge of the proposal or its potential impact.

We have not been able to identify from the published documentation how TAG’s projected movements in and out of Farnborough support the scale of the proposed controlled air-space extension. We understand that the new airspace, if allowed, would represent a controlled area larger than that used by Gatwick Airport and we question how this can be justified.

TAG’s proposal document cites safety and environmental improvements as the corner-stones for the ACP. However, the consultation information clearly shows that, as well as a very significant lateral extension of the controlled airspace around Farnborough, the plan would also impose a lower threshold for the controlled area. Intuition suggests that this lowering could lead to an increased environmental impact in the areas under the controlled area. We understand that this concern is shared by local organisations with relevant aviation expertise, who contend that the plan would indeed escalate the environmental risks associated with TAG Farnborough operations rather than reducing them.

In terms of general aviation, Lasham Gliding Club, which borders this Parish, have told us that having analysed the ACP they see an inevitable and significant detrimental impact on glider operations from Lasham and more generally in the South East of England. They consider that safety will be compromised due to congestion and that a number of popular gliding routes will cease to be feasible. There is therefore concern that the future viability of the Lasham Club could be placed in jeopardy.

Lasham Gliding is important not only as a centre of global stature but also as a key community asset and we take their concerns very seriously. The Club have, we understand, attempted to consult with TAG to find a better solution for all stake-holders and it is frustrating that this approach has apparently not been successful.

We understand that our national air-traffic control body and the Civil Aviation Authority are currently participating in the development of a London-wide air-traffic control strategy (LAMP). A stated key goal of this initiative is to create:

New airspace structures to optimise aircraft trajectories, reduce CO2 emissions, mitigate environmental impacts and support efficient airport operations;

This seems to align with TAG Farnborough’s stated motivation for ACP and suggests that the changes being unilaterally requested by TAG now could be ill-timed and that waiting for the outcome of the LAMP consultations would be advisable.

Herriard Parish Council has tried to consider and set out the issues related to ACP that we have become aware of. As mentioned earlier however, we are also concerned that the consultation programme currently lacks sufficient breadth and rigour to enable a proper perspective of stake-holder’s opinions to be revealed and we would ask that this is corrected before the application is moved forward.

We would also reiterate that we can find no justification for the scale of the requested extension to controlled airspace which is likely to have widespread detrimental effects across the south of England.

Yours sincerely,

Gareth Davies

Clerk to Herriard Parish Council


Village Research Survey

 

We recently conducted a village research survey (where we had responses from more than 80% of households), to find out the views of people living in the village on a wide-rangeing number of topics. Attached is a copy of the powerpoint presentation that was made to the village which highlighted the main findings. If you any comments or if you would like to get involved with some of the follow up programmes that have resulted from this research then please contact Mike Branigan on 01256 381260 or
michael.branigan@btinternet.com 

 

Click here to download the presentation

 

Local Police Report from PC Andrew Reid

 

“Dear Residents, Sadly as per usual this time of year I write of reports of dog attacks on sheep, we have had several reported across the county already, and this before the lambing season really begins. Last year a dog owner was convicted after her dog was seen worry sheep, the owner was fined and a court order issued regarding the dog. I reiterate to dog owners throughout this beat area to PLEASE keep your dogs on a lead and under proper control when anywhere near farm livestock. As a last resort Farmers do have the right to shoot dogs caught in the act of sheep worrying. I write this every year and I know that every year I will see the sheer devastation caused by uncontrolled dogs on lambs and ewes; it is fair to say that any sheep worrying complaints that are reported to the Police in this area will be investigated and I will be seeking to prosecute dog owners.

 

Similarly I am receiving reports of people walking off public footpaths into nearby woodlands, again I ask walkers to please remain on the footpaths, I am aware that lawful deer stalkers are active in our area and I have been informed where a person was almost shot having been off a footpath, the professionalism of the stalker made sure the shot was safe and a serious possible fatal incident was avoided.

 

Also as Spring approaches may I ask all walkers who visit our lovely area to make sure no valuables are left in their vehicles, there is a spate of theft from parked cars which are left while people walk in the countryside around our area. If you have handbags etc please take them with you likewise be aware that criminals are now using equipment to see if laptops etc are in the boot then breaking into the car.

 

Sadly on February 3rd between 2 and 3 pm, a car was broken into whilst parked at Weston Common, a saddle; horse rug and the owners handbag were all stolen. If anyone was in that area that day and may be able to assist, please do give me a call direct. Many thanks for your help and support. Andrew Reid, Local Constable, 01256:389050, 07768:776844 or email:andrew.reid@hampshire.pnn.police.uk

 

 


Herriard News

 

 

Herriard Win Makes History – and a New Challenge!

 

The Herriard Benefice Quiz Team won the annual Benefice Quiz for the first time on February 9th. The Herriard team who won the Table prize consisted of David Buckland, Mike and Tish Branigan, Neil and Alison Smith, Roger Davies and Ian Lansley-Neale who organised it. There were 21 tables. There was a second Herriard table organised by Deborah Collingbourne. Herriard also won the overall village prize. Previous winners were Odiham, Nately Scures and Upton Grey. The event was fully booked well in advance. The fun evening netted £1,118 for Benefice funds.  

 

The Quiz is like Eurovision - so the winning team has to host the event the following year! As there were 120+ participants this year, with food, that is a major challenge for the Herriard. All ideas and offers of help welcome to Mike Branigan and Ian Lansley-Neale (ian@chalkdell.com). Ideally the event would be hosted in Herriard probably on a Saturday evening in February or March 2014, if that isn’t possible it can be hosted elsewhere.

 

 

Herriard and Lasham with Bentworth Women’s Institute: Fun with Ferrets on 7th March

The first meeting of 2013 held at the Herriard RBL Hall on 7th February found very nearly all our members present.   The speaker, Dr Frances Hurd spoke to us about visits, mostly to work, in Abu Dhabi 20 years ago and more recently.   The contrast  from empty sandy Desert wastes to the most modern ‘high rise’ development Oil rich country in the World was unbelievable.   One must be born an Abu Dhabian to claim any fraction of the wealth of this tremendously rich land; consequently the indigenous population is extremely rich and all the shops are of the highest fashion, glamorous and of the most expensive variety.   Dr Hurd admitted to being very sad that the centuries old design and hand crafted trading Dhows of years ago, had largely disappeared from its small harbours.   It was a fascinating presentation and recommended for other institutes.

After the main event we celebrated the 80th birthday of Jean Cripps who has been a WI member for over 50 years, following her mother who was an ardent member: between them they have achieved almost 100 years membership …what a Record !

We meet next in the Herriard RBL Hall at 2.30pm on the 7th March, the ultimate meeting of the Winter programme.   Gordon Lewis will elaborate on his ‘Fun with Ferrets’ which has been a huge success with other Groups (hopefully the up your trouser leg experience, these furry beasts are accused of, will be deleted!).


Hampshire Science Group: Epidemics and Immunisation on 25th March        

The second meeting in 2013 will be entertained on 25th March at St Gregory’s Parish Centre (off Jacklyns Lane, Alresford) at 2.00pm by Alfred Harding.   

Mr Harding, is a retired HR Director for a company manufacturing microbiological culture media and other diagnostic products.   This gives an introduction to the defence mechanisms the human body uses to combat infection and how Science has given Nature a helping hand.

The cost (including refreshments) £3 for members  (non-members £5). The Annual membership fee is £3.00, which for those with a continuing interest in Scientific topics gives a tremendous saving.

 

Herriard, Lasham & District Royal British Legion / Herriard Ex-Services Club:  Easter Bingo March 23rd

 

Easter Bingo is on Saturday 23rd March, eyes down at 7pm. We would like to see some more members, so please if you are interested in joining, come along to a meeting.  You do not have to have served in the arms forces to be a member.

 

 

Fur and Feathers in March

 

March 10th is Mothering Sunday so book early for the Mother’s Day menu.  Easter weekend, the last weekend of March, is likely to be busy, so book early on 01256 384170

Chalkdell 


Christmas Drinks

Christmas Drinks this year in the Royal British Legion Hall will be on Sunday 23rd Dec. at 5.30 pm after the Carol Service in the Church at 4.30pm. As well as eats and free mulled wine the bar will be open. Come along and join us and do encourage your neighbours.

St. Marys Herriard- December Services.

Sunday 23rd of December is our much loved Carol Service.

On Xmas day we have our family service at 10.00am. Everyone is welcome- very informal and children can definitely bring toys.

On Sunday 3oth Dec. we have the only service our end of the benefice-Family Communion at 10.00 am. 


CARS VANDALIZED IN HERRIARD

 

From: "andrew.reid@hampshire.pnn.police.uk" <andrew.reid@hampshire.pnn.police.uk>
Sent: Sunday, 16 December 2012, 21:09
Subject: Damage to cars in Herriard
Dear All,
 
        I am seeking any witnesses or information concerning four cars which had their windows broken overnight of Saturday December 15th and Sunday December 16th 2012.
 
        The cars were damaged in Park Corner, The Barracks and in Back Lane at Herriard, where it appears that a projectile was fired at the windows of the stationary cars. I understand that a vehicle with a noisy exhaust was heard at a similar crime in the Odiham area.
 
        Any information that you can provide would be greatly appreciated and as always all calls treated in the strictest confidence. Nothing was stolen from any of the vehicles despite a Sat Nav being left in full view in one car, I ask that all such items be removed from display and ideally taken indoors to help prevent theft from cars.
 
        Sadly this was just wanton criminal damage for damage sake. All these crimes were discovered by the night's Area Car who was patrolling our area and found them at 4.30 am on Sunday morning. 
 
        Many thanks as always
 

        Andy 


 

Hampshire County Council-Broadband update 

26 November 2012                    Newsletter and programme update

Our main news is that faster broadband speeds for Hampshire residents and businesses have come a step closer now that State aid approval has been announced and Hampshire County Council has started the formal tender process to appoint a commercial partner.


 

Tender process underway for commercial partner The successful company will implement Hampshire’s programme to bring faster broadband to areas of the county that will not be upgraded by the commercial market. An appointment is likely to be made in February/March 2013 and work will start on delivering faster broadband services in the summer of 2013

State aid approval from EU  State aid approval has been announced and Hampshire is one of eight projects currently out to tender using the Broadband Delivery UK Framework. DCMS press release 20.11.2012 UK’s rural broadband project gets EU approval

£10 million of public funds to target 115,000 premises 
The Invitation To Tender is based on £5 million of government funding, matched by a further £5 million from Hampshire County Council and district council partners, which will be used in the programme intervention areas. The money will stimulate investment and finance the shortfall where there are too few potential customers to cover the costs of the upgrade to the network infrastructure. It is estimated that 115,000 residential and business premises in Hampshire will benefit from this public sector funding.


 Broadband sign up campaign remains vital We want as many people as possible to sign up to our campaign so that we can demonstrate to the commercial partner that wins our tender that there are plenty of potential customers who want to make use of this service. Evidence of high demand will help the programme funding go further, increasing the number of locations we are able to reach with the limited funding available. 
* Please note, registering support does not commit anyone to sign up to a new service.


Roll out schedule  
Once a commercial partner is appointed next year, we will work with them to draw up detailed plans with us for those areas that fall into the programme intervention area. We will provide a further update once the contract is awarded. Find out more about the Hampshire broadband programme 


Contacts

Daniel Fearnley 
Broadband Programme Manager
Tel: 01962 847750
Email: daniel.fearnley@hants.gov.uk

Glenn Peacey 
Broadband Project Team 
Tel: 07775 727131 
Email: glenn.peacey@hants.gov.uk

Related Links

Broadband web pages

Sign up to our campaign


 Fiona Pritchard 
Communications team 
Tel: 01962 847115 
Email: fiona.pritchard@hants.gov.uk

 


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Subject: Harvest Supper & Auction

 

A note from Fionna Ives

 

I am very pleased to say that £1715 has been deposited into The Friends of St Mary’s Bank Account – please would you be kind enough to e-mail the result to the PCC along with our thanks to everyone who helped make the evening so enjoyable and such a success.

 

Fionna

 


 

 Subject: Recent illegal RAVES Update from our local Beat Officer Andy.

Dear all
 
        Just a quick note to inform you that on Tuesday last, (16th) colleagues and I arrested two men in the Alton area on suspicion of causing a 'Public Nuisance', as part of the on going enquiry into illegal RAVES that have seen a considerable increase in our area this year, on the 18th a third man was also arrested in relation to the same enquiry and further arrests are likely.
 
        All those arrested have been bailed for several weeks whilst we continue to make further enquiries into their and indeed other peoples behaviour connected to illegal RAVES. I will keep you updated as the enquiry progresses. You may have been aware that on the night of the last illegal RAVE held near Tunworth we seized both a vehicle and sound equipment, another reveller was also given a fixed penalty notice for driving off a road.
 
        Our robust actions will continue to both prevent, disrupt and find evidence against offenders.
 
        Andy   
 
Andrew REID
Police Constable 3746
Rural Beat Officer
Police Office, Preston Candover
DD:   01256:389050
HQ:   101
Mob: 07768:776844
andrew.reid@hampshire.pnn.police.uk

 

 

 

 

Local post box stolen.........Be vigilant.

Our post box has been stolen from the x-roads. Gareth Davis queried  the sudden "removal" of the post box on the A339 at the corner of Herriard Green with our postman yesterday. He called back later to say that it had apparently been stolen last weekend.


Not sure how and when Royal Mail will disseminate this information locally so we pass it on for everyone's information and in case anyone saw anything suspicious. Naturally any information should be passed on to Andy Reid, our local bobby.

 

  Herriard and Winslade Harvest Celebration

Our Harvest Festival service is on the 14th October at 11.am at St.Mary's Herriard.

Everyone is welcome and the Church always looks stunning with all of the seasonal

produce and flowers.

 

The Harvest Supper and Auction 

This takes place on the 17th of October at the Royal British Legion Hall. You need to book tickets with Gemma on 01256 381354. There are only a few tickets left. Auction prizes galore and offers of help are very welcome. 

 

 Mystery vehicle- help required .  Thursday 11th of October

    Today, Wednesday October 10th 2012 at about 1.40 pm a blue Vauxhall Monterey registration N840 UDP (a 4 x 4 type of vehicle) was seen in the Preston Candover area  this vehicle contained a man and two women and believed children.
 
        The vehicle drove onto a private driveway and the occupants were seen looking at the kennels located at the house, when they realised they were being watched they quickly left the area.
 
        This vehicle has links with people of whom we have had previous dealings and of who visit all area's across West Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey.
 
        Any sightings please call as soon a possible.
.
 
        Thanks Andy  
 
 
Andrew REID
Police Constable 3746
Rural Beat Officer
Police Office, Preston Candover
DD:   01256:389050
HQ:   101
Mob: 07768:776844

  

 

The Parish Magazine -latest village news

You can view,print  or save the latest copy of the Parish Magazine by visiting  www.uptongreychurch.info/parish-magazine.html 

 

Obituary for Past President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Michael Neale OBE BSc (Eng) DIC FCGI WhSch FREng FIMechE FIDGTE, FRSA

Michael Lansley-Neale OBE, 1926-2012

Goodbye to a local Engineering Colossus. 
An appreciation by Mike Branigan.

I have lived in the Herriard Village for more than 35 years and throughout that time I have known, or in another way not known, Mike. I, like many people who have met him in the village at numerous events and shared a few beers with him at our local pub,  had found him to be amongst the most charming of men, well-spoken, articulate, kind, considerate, affable, humorous ,modest, thoughtful and most intelligent. I had absolutely no idea that I was in the company of an engineering powerhouse. When I learned and read of his achievements over the last 50 years I was truly amazed and I know many others who now feel the same.

Mike lived in Herriard for more than 50 years, at Chalkdell, a most beautiful house. In 1959, he discovered the derelict thatch cottage in Herriard, Hampshire and completely rebuilt it with friends, re-named it Chalkdell after a local feature and copse; and that became his home for the rest of his life. Mike passed away at the cottage, as he wanted to, with his long-term partner Ian by his side.

Apart from restoring the cottage and jointly demolishing and re-building the outbuildings in 2000, he also rebuilt a derelict Fowler Steam Roller in 1965 (one nick-name was The Rolling Stones - an accurate application and the right era!) and became a legend taking the steam roller to fêtes, shows, weddings and local pubs!

There were many sides to Mike and only one was his engineering education, background and career. Like many of you I have been watching the Paralympics with disbelief and complete astonishment. It has certainly changed my perceptions of disabilities. Our Paralympians, largely unsung, have demonstrated dedication, abilities, strengths, and achievements of staggering proportions and yet until now I had no real appreciation of just how important these people are and what a contribution they are making to our society.

I could say the same about Mike Lansley-Neale. I had no idea of his engineering achievements and the pre-eminent position he held in the academic side of the engineering fabric of this country. Apart from his engineering prowess he was a member of the British team that won the world Gliding Championships in Madrid in 1952. He was also a founder member of the Lasham Gliding society, now the largest in the world and helped to re-locate the club to Lasham from Redhill in 1951. His contribution to the world of engineering has been immense and only now is his contribution being recognized by those who lived alongside of him. It seems extraordinary that we can live so near to greatness and yet be totally unaware of it.

If you would like to learn more about Mike’s  engineering background visit the following links on the web ………..

Instititue of Mechanical Engineers

BBC News

 Thisishampshire.net

Mike will be sorely missed by Ian, his friends, Herriard and the worldwide engineering fraternity. A top guy, a great bloke and a true gentleman.