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Coronavirus update

National lockdown - Stay at home

Last night Prime Minister Boris Johnson called a third national lockdown for the whole of England. 

Coronavirus cases are rising rapidly throughout the country and the lockdown has been imposed to slow its spread.

You must stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.


Stay at home


What you can and cannot do

You must not leave, or be outside of your home except where necessary. You may leave your home to:

  • shop for basic necessities, for you or a vulnerable person
  • go to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, if you cannot reasonably do so from home
  • exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person, this should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area.
  • meet your support bubble or childcare bubble where necessary, but only if you are legally permitted to form one
  • seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm (including domestic abuse)
  • attend education or childcare - for those eligible

Find out what you can and cannot do


Call the helpline

If you are affected by coronavirus you can call the Hampshire Helpline and ask for assistance.

The helpline is open 9am to 5pm weekdays and 10am-3pm on weekends.

Hampshire helpline


Clinically Extremely Vulnerable people

For people who are considered Clinically Extremely Vulnerable there is additional advice.

If you are clinically extremely vulnerable you should not go to work and limit the time you spend outside the home. You should only go out for medical appointments, exercise or if it is essential.

Find out the latest advice for Clinically Extremely Vulnerable People


Support for businesses

Grants and support is available for businesses affected by the lockdown.

Find out what support your business is eligible for


 

  Check your paperwork or risk a fly-tip penalty charge 

Fly-tip Boyes Lane

East Hampshire District Council has issued a reminder that fly-tipping can be costly - even if someone else dumps your junk. 

The council issued a £400 Fixed Penalty Notice to a Havant resident that paid for their waste to be removed, only for it to end up fly-tipped in a rural lane in Horndean. 

Homeowners need to get the correct paperwork from anyone taking their rubbish away. If they do not, and their waste is tipped, they are liable to face a penalty charge. 

In February enforcement officers investigated a tip of builder’s rubble and construction materials which completely blocked Boyes Lane. 

They discovered the waste had been taken from a resident in Havant who paid £240 for it to be removed.  

The resident admitted that the waste was theirs but could not give any details on who they had employed to remove it.  

They were issued a £400 Fixed Penalty Notice for Failing to comply with their Duty of Care under Section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. 

Cllr Ingrid Thomas, Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhood Quality, said: “Fly-tipping is a blight on our environment and causes dangers to wildlife, motorists and visitors to our countryside. We all have a responsibility to protect our environment. 

“If the resident in this case had been able to tell us who they had given their waste to, we would have been able to investigate and prosecute the fly tipper. 

“When hiring someone take your waste away make sure you get the right paperwork, and then you can be more confident it is going to be disposed of responsibly.” 

Visit www.hants.gov.uk/fly-tipping and follow the guidance before allowing your waste to be taken. Failure to do so could lead to your waste being fly-tipped and an unlimited fine or Fixed Penalty Notice for you.  

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Pic caption: This fly-tip at Boyes Lane, Horndean, saw a resident given a £400 Fixed Penalty Notice

 

 

£400 penalty for Rowlands Castle fly-tip

An investigation into a fly-tip in Rowlands Castle has led to a £400 penalty charge being paid.

The tip containing garden waste and household rubbish was found in Woodhouse Lane, an unlit rural road, on 8 October.

East Hampshire District Council’s investigation led Environmental Enforcement Officers to a resident in Havant who had paid someone to take their waste away and dispose of it.

The resident claimed they had paid £80 to a man who knocked on their door and offered to take it away.

They did not get a receipt or a waste transfer or check that they had a waste carrier’s licence, and they could not identify the man in any way.

They were given a £400 Fixed Penalty Notice for Failing to comply with their Duty of Care under Section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

Cllr Ingrid Thomas, Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhood Quality, said: “Our enforcement officers work hard to examine fly-tips and follow the evidence trail to find the culprits.

“This is another result of their excellent work and is also a reminder that everyone needs to take waste seriously.

“If you don’t check your paperwork properly when employing someone to take your waste away it could cost you more later on if it ends up in a fly-tip.

“Fly-tipping is a blight on our environment and a danger to wildlife, motorists and visitors to our countryside. We all have our part to play protecting our environment.”

If you are disposing of any waste please visit www.hants.gov.uk/fly-tipping and follow the guidance before allowing your waste to be taken.

 

Press release

EHDC help for struggling families

Families struggling for essential supplies during the coronavirus pandemic can still look to East Hampshire District Council for support.

The council has been working with neighbouring authorities, community groups and foodbanks throughout the crisis to make sure everyone has the support they need.

Those experiencing difficulties buying food and collecting prescriptions can phone the Hampshire Coronavirus Support and Helpline on 0333 370 4000.

The helpline, set up in April, offers advice and guidance on how to get essential supplies during the pandemic.

East Hampshire District Council has also been working with the local foodbanks to make sure they are well-stocked in case of need.

Cllr Julie Butler, East Hampshire District Council Portfolio Holder for Welfare and Community Integration, said: “If any resident feels they are struggling or cannot cope by themselves during the coronavirus pandemic I would urge them to contact the Helpline and ask for assistance.

“Throughout the crisis this service has been a lifeline for hundreds of people who have been finding it difficult to manage on their own and it will continue to do so while there is a need.”

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County Council adds £1million to rural broadband scheme  

Hampshire County Council is investing £1 million to step up its drive to get high-speed broadband out to the most rural parts of the county. The funding will ‘top-up’ the Government’s existing Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme, to help people in hard-to-reach locations get a fast, reliable broadband service.  

The County Council’s Executive Member for Commercial Strategy, Human Resources and Performance, Councillor Stephen Reid, said: “96% of Hampshire can now access superfast broadband with speeds of 24Mbps (Megabits per second) or more. This is a fantastic achievement, but we want to extend access further.”

Digital Infrastructure Minister, Matt Warman, said: ''Better broadband enhances lives, and it's great to see Hampshire investing alongside government to make that a rapid reality. As part of our plans to level up communities across the UK, we’re prioritising bringing the economic and social benefits of gigabit-capable broadband to rural areas. Even more help is now at hand for rural parts of Hampshire currently suffering with slow speeds. I encourage people and businesses in these areas to check if they’re eligible for a voucher to boost their broadband with these next-generation speeds.”

The Hampshire Top-Up to the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme will enable eligible residents to get vouchers worth up to £3,000 per property - double that of the standard government voucher. Gigabit-capable broadband (also known as ultrafast broadband) has speeds of up to 1000Mbps or 1Gbps. It means residents will be getting the latest technology, delivered straight to their homes – with final speeds being determined by the package chosen by the resident.  

To qualify for the scheme, residents must live in a rural area, be unable to get broadband speeds of 100Mbps or more and apply as a group of two or more premises. Not everyone within a community has to apply – the aim is for there to be enough interest to cover the installation costs (or as near as possible), so that the infrastructure can be built, and gigabit-capable broadband can be made available. 

To find out if you are eligible, follow the below steps: 

1. Find out more about the scheme and check whether you live in an eligible area by going to www.hampshiresuperfastbroadband.com/top-up and entering your postcode

2. If you can already access superfast broadband, a pop-up message will tell you this, and direct you to suppliers. Upgrading to superfast broadband is not something that happens automatically

3. If superfast broadband isn’t available yet, but you live in an area which means you qualify for the Hampshire Top-Up to the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme, a pop up message will direct you to the government website to find a registered supplier

4/ The supplier will provide you with a quote and make the application for the vouchers on your behalf and guide you through the process

The Hampshire Top-Up Voucher will be allocated on a 'first-come, first served' basis. To find out more, go to www.hampshiresuperfastbroadband.com/top-up


 

  


  

  

Other News

  • County Cllr Marge Harvey runs a surgery on the third Thursday of each month at the Blendworth Church Centre from 10.00am.
  • District Cllrs David Evans and Christopher Hatter runs a surgery on the first Monday of each Month at the Ship & Bell between 7.00pm and 8.00pm

Home Library Service available from Hampshire Libraries

Home Library Service Flyer

Dementia Resources Flyer 

Ditch Maintenance Poster 


 


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TRAFFIC ORDER PROPOSALS

TRAFFIC ORDER PROPOSALS - NO WAITING AT ANY TIME IN HEATH CLOSE HORNDEAN

Traffic Order Proposal 

  TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF WHITE DIRT LANE

 EAST HAMPSHIRE DISTRICT COUNCIL

(WATERLOOVILLE: WHITE DIRT LANE) (TEMPORARY CLOSURE) ORDER 2020

 

NOTICE is hereby given that on 9 September 2020, East Hampshire District Council, pursuant to an arrangement entered into under Section 19 of the Local Government Act 2000, with the Council of the County of Hampshire, made an Order under Section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the effect of which will be to prohibit any vehicle from proceeding along a length of White Dirt Lane, Waterlooville, outside White Dirt Farm.

Pedestrian access and vehicular access to affected properties will be maintained.

The Order is necessary to facilitate essential gas works.

The alternative route for vehicles will be via White Dirt Lane, Southdown Road, Drift Road, Downhouse Road, Catherington Lane and vice versa.

It is expected that the works will last for approximately 6 months or until the works are completed, whichever is the sooner starting on or after the 14 September 2020.

Not withstanding the above, it is expected that the closure will be required for 5 days.

For any queries about the works taking place please call SGN on 08009121700.

Dated this eleventh day of September 2020.

East Hampshire District Council

Penns Place

Petersfield GU31 4EX