Community

Charity Walk for Peace

Time is running out for charities and community groups to take part in a fund-raising walk in Whitehill & Bordon. If you are aware of local community groups or charities that could benefit from funds, please do forward this information to them.


Local organisations around East Hampshire, are invited to sign up for the Charity Walk for Peace, an annual event that raises money for local good causes. The deadline to register is Friday 8 April. Community groups can sign up through this website - https://charitywalkforpeace.org/affiliate-programme/ or you can fill in the application form below and return via email to Lisa Clements by Friday 8th April. Please email Lisa on lisa.clements@easthants.gov.uk 


This year’s walk is due to start and finish at Hogmoor Inclosure on Saturday 21st May. It is run in partnership between East Hampshire District Council and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association with a view to supporting local good causes and fostering strong communities. We would love to see as many community groups take part and become beneficiaries of this year's fundraising event.

 

Grant Funds Application Form 

 

Hampshire County Council

OPERATION RESILIENCE  - Frogmore Lane, Horndean - Carriageway Surface Repairs

Please click here for details 

 

HAMPSHIRE HIGHWAYS  - ROAD MAINTENANCE

Making the most of our resources is key to ensuring we deliver the most effective and efficient highways service we can across Hampshire’s 5,500 miles of road.   We continue to make the most of digital technology to ensure residents can keep up to date about highways works in their area, report issues to us, and plan their journeys. 

These include:

 

HAMPSHIRE CONSTABULARY

Please click on the link for the most recent Crime Prevention Bulletin information.

April 2022 

 March 2022 

February 2022

ENVIRONMENT AGENCY - Winter is coming. Is your heating oil system up to the job?

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With winter near, the Environment Agency, Portsmouth Water and OFTEC are again encouraging people in parts of Hampshire and West Sussex to check and replace failing domestic heating oil tanks by offering a FREE inspection and 50% grant towards a replacement oil tank.

Simon Deacon, Portsmouth Water Catchment and Environment Manager, is part of the scheme:

“If your domestic heating oil tank is more than 20 years old, in poor condition, single skinned, or with deteriorating pipework, then it’s more likely to leak into the ground or local rivers and streams.

“That leak can cost you more than £20k to clean up, and if it contaminates local drinking water, that can quickly escalate to six figures.

“We want to help protect drinking water supplies, so that’s why we offer eligible homes a FREE tank inspection and 50% off replacement works. So far, 42 local homes have taken advantage of the free inspections, 30 of whom have gone on to receive the replacement works”.

Dawn O’Neill, Environment Agency Groundwater Technical Specialist, adds:

“Oil pollution is one of the most common incidents I deal with. The EA records an average of over 130 pollution incidents in England every year caused by heating oil from people’s homes. These can have a major impact on our groundwater, rivers, streams and wildlife.

“By working with Portsmouth Water on this scheme we are reducing the risk to these precious habitats, and helping protect people from costly clean ups later down the line”.

It’s easy to apply:

ü Contact Portsmouth Water to find out if you are eligible – call 07872 108992 or email catchment.management@portsmouthwater.co.ukü Find out more at www.portsmouthwater.co.uk/about-us/water-quality/heating-oil/.

Always report an oil spill or leak to the Environment Agency’s 24-hour emergency hotline on 0800 80 70 60 

 

 

                                                                   Old oil tank at risk of leaking                              Replacement oil tank – safe and reliable

                                                                  (source: Portsmouth Water)                                             (source: Portsmouth Water)

3 easy steps 

 

 

 

PARISH COUNCIL INFORMATION

 

 

HAMPSHIRE COUNTRYSIDE SERVICE


The Hampshire Countryside Service produces a Monthly Newsletter.  This month there is a special edition with the focus on 'The Countryside Code'.  Please see the links below for Newsletter as well as a video relating to dogs in the Countryside.

Newsletter

Dog video

 

 

Hampshire Solar Together Scheme

Hampshire County Council declared a Climate Emergency in June 2019 and Cabinet approved the Hampshire County Council Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan in 2020.

The full briefing note available here: Briefing Note, February 2021

 

WALKING IN HAMPSHIRE


Are you fed-up with doing the same old walks?

Walking in Hampshire www.walkinginengland.co.uk/hants is the website for you!  

With hundreds of walks to download and print, free, it also has books of walks, contact details for all the walking groups in the county and much more. Whether you want to walk on your own or with a group all the information is there in one place.

John said ‘There is so much walking information on the web but it is difficult to find. Walking in Hampshire (part of the Walking in England suite of websites (www.walkinginengland.co.uk)  – one for each county in England) has brought it together in one place so whether you are walking from home, or away on holiday, you will be able to find a walk suitable for you’.

With walks from half a mile to twelve miles plus long, and a note of suitability for pushchairs and wheelchairs, everyone can find a walk to enjoy.

So home or away, check out the websites and get walking!

John Harris

www.walkinginengland.co.uk

email: john@walkinginengland.co.uk

Footpath Closures

Potential closure of footpaths: Information for residents can be found via the following link below. If any footpaths, including urban paths are not shown, an application needs to be made to Hampshire County Council to hopefully ensure its continuance. The application process can be found by following the link. 

https://www.hants.gov.uk/landplanningandenvironment/rightsofway/definitivemap

What is a Definitive Map?

Each highway authority keeps a Definitive Map and Statement of all public rights of way - the formal legal record of the existence of footpaths, bridleways, restricted byways and byways open to all traffic. In total it offers more than 137,000 miles of public footpath, bridleway and byway providing a level of access admired throughout the world.