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Press release 

Fly-tip leads to £900 fine for livery yard owner

The owner of a horse livery yard in Surrey was saddled with a £900 fine after East Hampshire District Council investigated a fly-tip at Whitehill Cemetery.

Emma Wickerson (26), of Horsham Road, Surrey, pleaded guilty at Basingstoke Magistrates Court to failing to ensure her waste was removed by a licensed carrier.

The waste, one ton of bags stuffed with equestrian items and household refuse, was subsequently dumped at Whitehill Cemetery in January 2019.

East Hampshire District Council investigated the tip and officers were able to trace it back to the livery yard.

Wickerson was formally interviewed and accepted she paid a carrier £80 to remove the waste but had not checked to make sure the carrier was licensed. The carrier could not be traced by officers.

She was fined £900 and ordered to pay a £90 victim surcharge, £100 costs and £440 compensation to EHDC.

Sonja Reames, EHDC environmental officer, who conducted the investigation, said: "The law is quite clear on this subject - a person has a clear duty of care to ensure their waste is disposed of properly.

“The only way to ensure this duty is discharged is to use a licensed waste carrier and to demand a written waste transfer note from them before the waste is removed.”

Natalie Meagher, Head of Service for Neighbourhood Support at East Hampshire, said: “The illegal dumping of waste is unfortunately a story that we are all too familiar with. Fly-tipping on all levels is a blight on the landscape in which we live and work.

“In response to this, EHDC’s Neighbourhood Quality team has worked hard over the last couple of years to develop effective, responsive processes to ensure that, wherever possible, investigations into fly-tipping are undertaken and prosecutions brought to court.”

 

 

 

 

 

Candidates announced for the 2019 election 

The people nominated to stand in the General Election on Thursday 12 December have been announced.

See the candidates standing in the Hampshire East constituency

See the candidates standing in the Meon Valley constituency

To vote you must be on the electoral register. If you are not already registered to vote, please register by midnight on Tuesday 26 November. You must register if you’ve changed address, name or nationality since you last registered.

For more information on registration go to www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter

Postal vote applications must be returned by 5pm on Tuesday 26 November 2019 and applications for proxy votes must be returned by 5pm on Wednesday 4 December 2019. Please send to Elections Team, Penns Place, Petersfield, GU31 4EX.

Contact the elections team on 01730 234350 or email electoral.services@easthants.gov.uk

Are you already registered to vote?

This email is sent to people who have asked to receive news and election updates from East Hampshire District Council. It does not indicate whether you are on the electoral register.

If you have received a poll card at your address, then you are currently registered and can vote in the upcoming election stated on the poll card.

You need to register again if you’ve changed address, name or nationality since you last registered or if you haven’t renewed your overseas registration. You do not need to register separately for every election.

If you are not sure whether you are registered or if you wish to update your details or voting preferences, continue to register now

 


Council launches mental health webpages

for young people

 

Cllr Butler with one of the mental health support posters 

Young people looking for help and advice about their mental health can now find help quickly and easily on the East Hampshire District Council (EHDC) website.

The new webpages will link young people to local and national support, across a range of mental health issues.

East Hampshire's Youth Conference earlier in the year highlighted that young people find it hard to access local sources of information, support and advice around mental health. This guide brings all of this information together in one place with handy links to all of the services included.

Councillor Julie Butler, EHDC Portfolio Holder for Welfare and Community Integration said: “Mental health related problems for young people can affect their ability to learn and develop as well as affecting them into their adult lives.

“We also know that young people who are experiencing mental health related problems can face a long wait to talk to someone, but local charities and organisations are there to help straight away. I feel that anything we can do as a council to help improve access to support is worth doing.”

Flyers and posters are being distributed across schools, colleges, youth and community centres and GP surgeries in East Hampshire to help promote the pages. Those who do not wish to carry paper around can simply scan the printed materials to link straight to the website.

Find mental health support information online at www.easthants.gov.uk/mh

 

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Press release

Gill Kneller, EHDC Chief ExecutiveGet your vote in off the post

As East Hampshire District Council prepares for the December General Election, voters are being urged to beat the bad weather and sign up for a postal vote.

The council’s election team orchestrates the vote locally and is also responsible for encouraging a high turnout among voters.

With turnout figures often affected by bad weather on polling day voters are being advised to sign up for a postal vote this time.

Gill Kneller, EHDC Chief Executive and Returning Officer, said: “The General Election, the first December poll for almost 100 years, is being called one of the country’s most significant in living memory.

“Make sure you do not miss your chance to have your say.

“Voting by post means you can fill in your ballot paper at home and pop it in the post ahead of election day at a time that suits you.

“Alternatively, you can vote by proxy, which means you can empower someone else to vote on your behalf.

“Our team can help you have your say, so don’t miss out on the chance to vote in this historic election.”

More and more people are using postal votes as their preferred way of casting their ballot.

Postal votes can either be sent through the mail or dropped off at your polling station right up until the polls close at 10pm.

To vote by post, or by proxy, get in touch with East Hampshire District Council’s Election Team and ask for an application form.

Postal vote applications must be returned by 5pm on Tuesday 26 November 2019 and applications for proxy votes must be returned by 5pm on Wednesday 4 December 2019.

Those not currently registered to vote should make sure they are by Tuesday 26 November 2019.

For more information on registration go to 

https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter

Contact the Elections Team on 01730 234350 or email electoral.services@easthants.gov.uk

ENDS

Media Contact: Will Parsons, EHDC Communications Officer, 01730 234030

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Press release

Don’t lose your vote

Residents in East Hampshire risk losing their right to vote if they don’t keep their registration details up to date.

East Hampshire District Council is sending electoral forms to households around the district now.

The Household Enquiry Form (HEF) is delivered annually to more than 53,000 households around the district, with a large proportion hand-delivered by the council’s team of 39 canvassers.

It allows East Hampshire District Council to keep the electoral register up to date. It is not a registration form, but it is important to respond to it.

Once they have responded to the HEF, new residents needing to register can do so at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or they can request a registration form.

All households are legally required to respond to the HEF. And the council is required by law to send reminder letters and pay visits to households that don’t - which is time-consuming and expensive. Last year this cost the taxpayer £15,000.

Households that fail to respond to the HEF could also be removed from the electoral register, preventing them from voting in future elections.

It takes just a few minutes to respond online at www.householdresponse.com/easthampshire, following the three-step process below.


Vote

You can also complete the form by phone, text message or post. Go to www.easthants.gov.uk/household-enquiry-form for more information..


 


 


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