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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: 01730 233755


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

                                                                                                      Crime Prevention Bulletin November 2023

                                                                                                      Crime Prevention Bulletin September 2023 

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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:


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


With kind regards, 

the Get Safe Online team




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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.


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

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


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(Police, Corporate Communications Officer, Hampshire and Isle of Wight)


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

Walking in Hampshire 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 (  – 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


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.

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.