Community

Merchistoun Hall Events

Halloween ‘MONSTER’S BALL’ on Friday October 25th – interactive rooms / disco / arts & crafts / Take a selfie and Franks’ Lab! Storytelling in the haunted library / supper £10 per child …. BOOK NOW!

 

Christmas Quiz Night November 29th – MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW

 

Festive Family Party Monday December 23rd – A great early Christmas present £10 per child – Hot chocolate on arrival / arts & crafts/ Festive cookie decorating / A visit from Santa / Disco and games with prizes – each child take an early Christmas gift home -BOOK NOW

 

Community Christmas lunches will be served on: Tuesday December 3rd / Tuesday December 10th & Friday December 13th …MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW

 

Family New Year’s Eve Party 6pm – 8.30pm BOOK NOW! Children £10 and Adults £5 – a great night for parents of little ones where we do our own special ‘Happy New Year’

 

Watch this space for details on up and coming: Book Sale … Record Sale … more Quiz evenings & more Table Top Sales!

 

Skittles Evenings also available at £8.50 per person (Fish & Chip supper optional extra) – the evening comes complete with a scorer / pin persons / a bottle of wine prize for the overall highest individual score of the evening
 

For up-to-date details on these and more at Merchistoun Hall visit our website and social media pages on Facebook / Twitter & Nextdoor. We are also on Instagram.

 

Email bcharles106hca@gmail.com or telephone 023 9400 1394
 

Horndean Community Association Reg Charity No 301854

 


Home-Start Butser


Home Start Butser - Volunteer Leaflet 

 

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Being a parent has never been easy. It can be lonely, frustrating, heartbreaking and overwhelming. Life changing events can happen to anyone. All parents struggle at one time or another. That is why Home-Start is ready to support families through their toughest times.

Volunteers are trained to provide practical and emotional support to families with young children through one-to-one home visiting and in Home-Start Butser’s Family Groups.

All our services are based around the principal that volunteers offer no judgement, just compassionate, confidential help and support.

If you would like to find out how to get help or if you are interested in becoming a volunteer visit:

www.homestart-butser.org.uk 01730 233755


Report cyber-offences, scam/phishing emails, texts & websites

Advice on reporting cyber-offences – https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/guide-to-reporting

Received a phishing email? – Report it now to report@phishing.gov.uk

Received a suspicious text message? – Forward it now to 7726

Report a scam website? – https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/section/about-this-website/report-scam-website 




HAMPSHIRE CONSTABULARY

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

 

 Crime Prevention Bulletin March 2024

Crime Prevention Bulletin February 2024 

                                                                                                         

 

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Neighbourhood Watch

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The March 2024 edition of OUR NEWS is here


Dear Karin,

 

We are pleased to bring you the latest edition of our newsletter for Neighbourhood Watch supporters across England and Wales.

 

Here are some highlights in March's edition:

  • ERA offers expert tips on home security when renovating - don't miss out on their Easter competition!
  • You could be eligible to join the SP Energy Network's Priority Services register
  • The Rt Hon Chris Philp MP reflects on the Government's recent ASB Action Plan

 

READ THE MARCH NEWSLETTER HERE.

 

Don't forget...

  • You can now register for our March series of crime prevention webinars - click HERE.
  • NEW Crime prevention booklets are available to buy in the Neighbourhood Watch shop - click HERE.

 

We hope you enjoy this edition - please share it far and wide with your communities!

 

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Neighbourhood Watch

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The March 2024 edition of OUR NEWS is here


Dear Karin,

 

We are pleased to bring you the latest edition of our newsletter for Neighbourhood Watch supporters across England and Wales.

 

Here are some highlights in March's edition:

  • ERA offers expert tips on home security when renovating - don't miss out on their Easter competition!
  • You could be eligible to join the SP Energy Network's Priority Services register
  • The Rt Hon Chris Philp MP reflects on the Government's recent ASB Action Plan

 

READ THE MARCH NEWSLETTER HERE.

 

Don't forget...

  • You can now register for our March series of crime prevention webinars - click HERE.
  • NEW Crime prevention booklets are available to buy in the Neighbourhood Watch shop - click HERE.

 

We hope you enjoy this edition - please share it far and wide with your communities!

 

   

                                                                                            

       

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Get Safe Online

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Protecting Your Digital Footprint

Dear Resident, 

 

Every time you use visit a website, send or receive a message or email, buy or book anything online, comment on a post, upload a photo or find directions on your phone, you’re adding to your digital footprint.  

 

The internet provides many positive experiences, but we could probably all benefit from thinking more about the trail we leave online. 

Your digital footprint is part of your online history and can potentially be seen by other people, or tracked and held in multiple databases, however careful you are with your privacy settings.

 

This month the Get Safe Online campaign considers what might happen as a result of your digital footprint, and provides tips and advice on what you can do to protect your digital trail. Please visit the following link for further information: 

https://www.getsafeonline.org/digitalfootprint/?utm_source=nwemail&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nwmay23

 

And attached is a leaflet for use and to share as helpful.

 

With kind regards, 

the Get Safe Online team


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May23_Digital_Leaflet.pdf

 

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The Police

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The Blue Lamp Trust offers crime prevention advisory service to Hampshire's most vulnerable residents


Dear Karin,

Hampshire Constabulary wanted to share an update with you from our partners, The Blue Lamp Trust, of which our Chief Constable Olivia Pinkney is a Trustee. 

The Blue Lamp Trust helps protect vulnerable residents in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight from becoming victims of crime - as part of their crime prevention advisory service. 

The scheme from the Blue Lamp Trust offers FREE home visits providing both general and specific crime and fire prevention advice to improve home safety.

They visit residents of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight who are:

  • Vulnerable due to age (over 65)
  • Disabled
  • A victim of crime
  • A victim of burglary
  • A victim of domestic abuse

Their trained, police vetted, Bobby Scheme Fitters will visit and carry out a full survey and, as appropriate fit items free of charge, such as:

  • Locks
  • Spy Holes
  • Door Chains
  • Smoke Alarms
  • Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Installing Key Safes
They can also supply and fit Supra C500 Key Safes. These are ACPO Police Accredited and have a 5-year guarantee. Cost £75.

All of the Blue Lamp Trust advisors are police vetted and carry ID cards to reassure local residents that they are genuine – and please remember, they will not be offended if you ask to see their ID to validate their identity.

Referrals 

If you, or anybody you know, is eligible (based on the criteria above) and would benefit from a Bobby Scheme referral, please enquire via the Blue Lamp Trust website at https://www.bluelamptrust.org.uk/bobby-scheme-choice/.

Alternatively, you can make an enquiry by calling the Blue Lamp Trust directly on 0300 777 0157.

 

Message Sent By
Wes Hutchins
(Police, Corporate Communications Officer, Hampshire and Isle of Wight)


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.