Partners Issue 84 â€˘ Summer 2014
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How many new homes? page 6-7
Changes to how we vote pages 8-9
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Clear and simple logo for EHDC You may already have noticed the new EHDC logo on the cover of this edition of Partners magazine. It replaces the old EHDC logo that was introduced in 1989. In an age of websites, worldwide social media and increasing partnership working, it was important to make the council’s identity more clear and simple. In order to avoid the unnecessary cost of replacing printed materials and signage, the new logo will be added when replacements are required or new items are produced. For a time, the new and the old logo will be in circulation around the district, but due to the established recognition of the old logo and the clarity of the new logo, it is expected that there will be continuity between the two.
Inside Shipwrights Way sculptures..... 4 Textile banks.............................. 5 Planning made easy...............6-7 Election information..............8-9 Cemeteries............................... 10 Rural crime............................... 11 Business news.......................... 12 Get a grant............................... 13 Council Tax worries Building regulations................ 14
Survey winner Hampshire Farmers’ Markets. 15 Alton Community Festival Butserfest................................. 16 Children’s play schemes.......... 17 Whitehill & Bordon............. 18-19 Dog wardens............................ 20 Parking...................................... 21 A-Z of Council Services........... 22 Councillor Contacts................. 23
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Ideas set in stone Sculptures capturing the identity of East Hampshire have been placed on the Shipwrights Way. The works of art were created by sculptor Richard Perry after consultation with local community groups. They tell the story of the landscape, representing the important geographic, historical and natural features of the area.
In total there will be 20 pieces along the Shipwrights Way, from Alice Holt Forest in the north to the Historic Dockyard in Portsmouth to the south. The sculptures have been placed in various locations along the route including Rowlands Castle, Buriton, Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Petersfield, Steep, Broxhead Common, Liss Railway Walk and Bordon Inclosure. They have been funded by East Hampshire District Council through developers’ contributions, South Downs National Park Authority’s Sustainable Communities Fund and Hampshire County Council Arts funding.
Top right: sculptor Richard Perry with the trout sculpture in Liss, installed on a wet day in February Top left: natterjack toad at Bordon Inclosure Middle left: Shepherd’s Crown shell at Rowlands Castle Bottom left: nightjar at Broxhead Common
Andrew Lee, Director of Strategy and Partnerships for the South Downs National Park, said: “It’s wonderful to see the first of Richard Perry’s sculptures in their new home, celebrating the thoughts and ideas of local communities along the Shipwrights Way. I am sure that they will add an exciting and inspiring new dimension for people exploring this part of the South Downs National Park.”
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Items in good condition are sorted for different markets to be worn again. Worn out items are used as basic raw materials for something fundamentally new, such as insulation material for new cars, cleaning wipers or blankets for the house removal trade.
Residents can recycle all kinds of textiles, including clothing, household linens, underwear, shoes and accessories. Even worn or old items can be recycled as long as they are clean. The distinctive blue banks will be managed by the European Recycling
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Planning in East Hampshire your questions answered 1. Why do we have to take so many houses?
3. Who decided the housing numbers for each area?
on the grounds of having planned the allocation for each area.
We have to build many more homes to house our growing population. We also have to build houses to enable first time buyers to get a foot on the ladder, to enable key workers to live close to their place of work, to house the elderly, and to sustain our communities.
Officers from EHDC and SDNPA, together with your district councillors, used government statistics and data from across the district to set the target and its geographical distribution. Numbers were evidence– based, and were scrutinised by the Government Inspector at the Joint Core Strategy Examination.
For example - The allocation for a town is 300 homes before 2028. If we had our plans in place and a five year housing land supply, once 300 new homes had been granted permission, we could then refuse further applications.
2. What is the Joint Core Strategy – JCS? The JCS is the strategy for development of East Hampshire, until 2028. It was made jointly with the South Downs National Park Authority [SDNPA] who are responsible for some of the land within the district. The JCS is Part 1 of the Local Plan. It contains the housing numbers required to be built for towns and villages within the district up to 2028. 10,060 new homes need to be built in East Hants. Part 2 of the Local Plan will specify which sites are best to meet this target.
4. Why do we have to have so many in our village/town? If your village or town is close or adjacent to a good transport network and/or has facilities such as shops, schools, doctors’ surgeries or has the space in which to provide them then that is considered a sustainable location for development.
5. Why are so many developers offering sites in this area? Due to the need for extra housing, developers are acquiring a lot of land. Because our Joint Core Strategy has not yet been approved, and because we do not have our Allocation (Local Plan Part 2) in position, nor a five year housing land supply, developers are taking the opportunity to put in applications quickly, to seek permission before we can refuse them
6. Does this mean that no more houses would be built after the required number had been given permission? Not necessarily. If a developer could prove that a site was sustainable then permission might be given. If permission is refused, a developer can always appeal, and the original decision could be overturned, and permission given.
7. What is a five-year housing land supply? At any one time we must have granted enough permissions or formally allocated enough land to provide five years’ worth of housing out of the total 10,060 required. Sites on the SHLAA list (See Question 9) do not count towards this total.
8. Who decides the Planning Applications? Planning applications within the East Hampshire District are decided by the EHDC Planning Committee or by officers under delegated powers. EHDC also decides planning applications on behalf of the SDNPA, unless they are called in by the Park to be determined.
9. What is a SHLAA Site? The council has to produce a list of potential housing sites – this is the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA). A SHLAA site is a piece of land which has been put forward by the owner of that land, to be considered for future development.
10. Will it be developed? Not necessarily. Sites for the Local Plan Part 2 are chosen from the SHLAA. If a site is selected then planning permission should be granted. However, until that process is completed being a SHLAA site has little relevance to whether permission is granted.
11. I have heard about developers’ contributions. What are they? Developers’ contributions are payments made by the developer, to provide infrastructure required to make the development acceptable. Developers’ contributions must be directly related to the development; and fairly and reasonably related in scale and kind to the development. The main contributions that developers make are for affordable housing, transport improvements, open space, community facilities and nature conservation. The contributions are negotiated between the developer and the district council as part of the planning application process. Key settlement (100+ new houses) They are calculated on the number of Alton properties being Four Marks & built.
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The majority of contributions relate directly to infrastructure required by the development. Local input into what might be needed is essential for the determination of planning applications. You can make your wishes known either direct to the district council, through your community groups and your district councillor.
EHDC would like up to 40% affordable housing on each development, depending upon the size of the site. If it is not capable of being provided, then extra developers’ contributions are sought, in lieu. Lack of provision of affordable housing can be taken as one reason for refusal, when a planning permission is applied for.
13. What is affordable housing? Affordable housing is housing which is built to provide homes for those who cannot afford the full price of a property, or rental. It can sometimes be shared ownership, or is provided for rental through a housing association, such as Radian.
15. Why can’t EHDC just stop all these developments? EHDC cannot stop all the developments because at the moment, we do not have a Local Plan (Part 1 and 2) in place. Please see Question 5 above.
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Changes to how we vote Changes are being made to voting rules as the Government tries to encourage more and more people to take part in elections. The new rules will affect postal votes, proxy votes and the cut-off time on polling day to make it easier for people to vote. For the first time this year postal voters will be informed, after an election, if their postal vote was rejected and why. Common mistakes which lead to the rejection of postal votes include voters signing on behalf of their spouse or information being illegible or left out altogether. Postal ballot papers will also be issued much sooner to residents who have requested them. Currently they are sent just 11 days before polling day.
The emergency proxy provisions â€“ voting on behalf of someone who cannot attend the ballot themselves - will be extended to anyone whose job means they cannot go to a polling station in person. Currently, only people who have a medical emergency can have an emergency proxy. Another change will be to allow people to vote after the 10pm cut off point as long as they were queuing outside the polling station by that time. Find out more, contact the Elections team 01730 234093
Postal votes prove popular Postal votes are often the most convenient way of having a say in important elections and are becoming more and more popular among voters. In the last elections more than 13,500 voters from across the district requested a postal vote and those numbers are expected to go up in the future. You can apply for a postal vote in advance of any election â€“ the deadline to do so is normally a fortnight before polling day â€“ and then you can cast your vote at your own convenience. If you fail to post your vote in time you can bring it to the polling station and hand it in there.
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On a roll with IER Changes are being made to the way we register to vote.
At present, one person in every household is responsible for registering everyone else who lives at that address.
However, from this summer, each person will be required to register to vote individually, rather than by household. This new system will be called Individual Electoral Registration (IER). IER is intended to modernise the way people register to vote, help to tackle electoral fraud and improve confidence in the electoral register.
It is hoped that the new system will make the register more accurate than ever before and ensure everyone who is entitled to vote, can vote. Under IER every voter will be responsible for making sure they are on the electoral roll. Residents will need to provide ‘identifying information’, such as their date of birth and national insurance number, when applying to register.
Euro elections make sure you cast your vote
The 2014 European Parliament election is scheduled to be held on Thursday 22 May and will coincide with local elections being held in many areas of the country, although not in East Hampshire. Hampshire is part of the South East region which is represented by ten Members of European Parliament (MEPS). Most of the results of the election will be announced on Sunday 25 May, after voting has closed
throughout the 28 member states of the European Union. The European Parliament makes laws that apply to all member states of the European Union and affect all aspects of our lives, including the quality of the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink. In total, 73 Members of the European Parliament are elected from the UK every five years.
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Keeping our cemeteries peaceful East Hampshire District Council cares for five cemeteries across the district and a lot of work goes in to keeping them tranquil and attractive places. Grass cutting takes place fortnightly during the summer, hedges and trees are trimmed neatly and headstones are tested to ensure they are stable. However, as the cemeteries are not staffed at all times officers need help from the public to keep cemeteries in an appropriate condition. Grounds maintenance staff and gravediggers working at the five sites in Catherington, Petersfield, West Liss, Whitehill and Alton - have built up a rapport with the cemetery visitors and are always willing to assist wherever possible.
Failing that, notice boards have been placed outside the main gates or within the cemeteries with contact details of the cemetery office. The office staff, based at EHDC’s offices at Penns Place, provide impartial advice and information regarding the cemetery and its operations. This will often include meeting the bereaved family at the cemetery where details concerning the burial process, funeral directors, type of grave, memorial choice and all associated fees and charges can be discussed. The maintenance of East Hampshire District Council’s cemeteries has been carried out by private contractors for a number of years and this includes grass cutting, hedge cutting twice a year, weeding, topping up and levelling of graves. The work has won the council a high reputation for the quality of workmanship within all the cemeteries.
If you would like a copy of EHDC’s information pack which includes the rules, regulations, fees and charges please call 01730 234285 or visit www.easthants.gov.uk/cemeteries
The grave of Sweet Fanny Adams One famous grave in EHDC’s Alton cemetery is that of ‘Sweet Fanny Adams’. In August 1867, eight-year-old Fanny, was taken while playing in the fields near Alton and brutally murdered. Her body was so badly butchered that the crime shocked the nation and her name passed into the public consciousness. Displaying their famously macabre sense of humour British Naval sailors took up the expression ‘Sweet Fanny Adams’ to describe the tins of unpalatable meat with which they were rationed and from then on the phrase has been used to mean ‘sweet nothing’.
Crime in the countryside Many people take a great deal of trouble securing their home while at the same time leaving valuable equipment in an unlocked shed or barn. Farm equipment, tools and fuel are highly prized by thieves and Hampshire Police is advising residents to protect these valuable items by following some basic guidelines.
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Secure your perimeter
As the price of crude oil rises heating and diesel oil becomes an increasingly attractive proposition for thieves who target fuel tanks at farms, transport depots and domestic properties.
Remote homes and farmhouses can be vulnerable to thieves. Your boundary is your first line of defence.
Farms and small-holdings are home to expensive vehicles and machinery which are very vulnerable to theft.
Advice: • Keep tanks in view of your home • Erect a fence or locked cage around it • Fit an alarm which triggers if it empties • Install security lighting
• If possible keep one, gated, entrance and exit • Invert and cap gate hinges so that gates cannot be lifted off • Ensure fixing bolts cannot be removed • Plant thorn hedges to use as natural boundaries
Shed, barn and garage break-ins
Immobilise your property
• Do not leave vehicles in a visible place • Keep the vehicle locked and the keys secured • Use hitch locks, wheel clamps or ground anchors • Consider fitting a tracking device or a data tagging chip • Record serial, chassis and model numbers
Items stored in outside buildings are often expensive to replace and can also be an open invitation for thieves to use accessible equipment to break into your home or car.
The website www.immobilise.com combats the sale of stolen property and helps re-unite it with the rightful owner.
Advice: • Lock sheds and garages and keep them well-maintained • Secure expensive items to an anchor point inside • Use curtains to hide a view of the contents • Fit an alarm
Register the details of your property for free on the website to help police track it down if it is stolen.
For more on crime prevention go to www.hampshire.police.co.uk
Apprenticeship grants prove a popular choice for business The Enterprise Apprenticeship Grants Scheme, launched in July 2013, has proved a great success and is now fully subscribed. The scheme has helped hook up talented and committed young people with local businesses by providing funding to pay towards apprentices’ wages, travel and training. Around 25 jobs will be created in various sectors including engineering, IT, legal services, manufacturing and retail. The council has committed to running the scheme again.
For more information on the apprenticeship scheme, please email: email@example.com Above: Kathryn Whitehead (21) is an apprentice at Morgan Innovation & Technology, Petersfield
The council has also led by example and taken three apprentices of its own. Adam Haynes, Olia Mitskevich and Bill Robinson have been given a range of opportunities and a grounding in employment skills.
New sign responds to traders’ concerns Businesses in the Petersfield’s Folly Market have been given greater visibility thanks to a new sign installed with the help of EHDC. The new sign was requested by Folly Market traders after ‘no fly poster’ regulations in the town limited advertising opportunities. Funded by EHDC and designed by the traders the sign has been placed in the Central Car Park and points the way to a treasure trove of thriving independent retailers.
Best brains in business Some of the best business brains in the district have gathered to advise East Hampshire District Council on its future strategy. The council has formed a new board of business experts to help create a better future for the district. The Non-Executive Board is comprised of successful business people and entrepreneurs who have signed up to lend their experience and expertise to improve the prosperity of the district. Board members will be asked to advise the council on strategy and policy matters to provide a brighter economic future for residents, businesses and visitors.
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EHDC Community Funding If you’re looking for a leg-up to get your community project off the ground EHDC offers a range of grants to give your plan a lift. Whether you want to run an annual event, improve a community facility, or reach a wider audience, there is a scheme that could help you. EHDC’s team of Community Officers can help guide and advise you through the application process and help you choose the right scheme. This page gives you a summary of the different types of grant on offer:
Community Project Fund: One-Off Project Costs This offers grants up to £1,000, or 50 per cent of your project’s total costs, whichever is the least. It is awarded by your area’s Community Forum and is ‘match-funded’, which means the applicant must raise the same money as they are asking for in the grant.
Community Project Fund: Annual On-Going Costs
Cabinet-Approved Community Grant Scheme These grants go up to £5,000 and are decided by EHDC’s Cabinet, which meets every two months.
Councillors’ Community Grant Scheme Each of EHDC’s 44 councillors is allocated with their own small budget from which they can award grants of up to £1,000 to projects benefiting their own ward.
Approved By You This scheme offers grants of up to £500 and is allocated through a public voting system during events held in March and April. In total, £17,500 is available across the district.
EHYC Money Pot The money pot offers grants up to £250 for schemes that benefit young people. Applications must be in by 31 July and will be decided by the members of the East Hampshire Youth Council (EHYC).
This is similar to the One-Off Project Grant in that it is match-funded and is run by the Community Forums. However, this grant is to pay for your project’s everyday running costs and pays n please For more informatio out over a three year t Team on period. contact our Suppor
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Get in touch, not into debt If you are worried about paying Council Tax bills get in touch before you get in debt. That’s the message from East Hampshire District Council’s Council Tax collection team who say they may be able to help people who struggle to pay their bill. People who find it difficult to pay their Council Tax are often reluctant to call the council - but there is often lots that can be done to help. That’s why EHDC has launched a poster campaign with the message: ‘Get in touch, Don’t get in debt.’ After contacting the council some residents find they are entitled to Council Tax support, while others change their instalments to fit in with the dates they are paid.
If residents miss Council Tax payments they can quickly find themselves facing recovery action. We want people to contact us before they have a problem - that is why our message is ‘Get in touch, not into debt’.
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Thinking of extending or altering your home? You probably know that some types of work require planning permission, but are you aware that many building projects also need Building Regulation approval? Building Regulations cover the technical standards to which buildings must be designed and built. They ensure that when your work is finished it will be safe, warm, dry and healthy.
Getting Building Regulation approval can be a daunting process but the council’s team of Building Control Surveyors is always ready to offer residents and businesses a guiding hand with the options you have in obtaining approval. They can tell you if your project requires approval and, if it does, they can advise and support you.
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Some of the types of work that may need Building Regulation approval include: Extensions Loft and garage conversions Electrical works Structural alterations The installation of new drainage or new windows Electrical works
Partners survey winner Thank you to everyone who took part in the Partners survey, both online and through the last edition of the magazine. The tempting prize of a hamper packed with delicious goodies from Hampshire Farmers’ Market was won by Cleo Coates of Four Marks. Cleo picked up her hamper from Hampshire Farmer’s Market manager Alex Handford (pictured left) and chairman Dwayne Bartram (right)
Fresh, local and traceable The spring season sees an abundance of delicious, colourful and fresh produce available at the popular Hampshire Farmers’ Markets in Petersfield and Alton. Hampshire Farmers’ Market Business Manager Alex Handford said customers are increasingly looking for traceability in their food – something the farmers’ markets provide. “We are seeing a growing interest from consumers in the traceability of the food they buy,” she said. “They want to know where their food is coming from and how it was produced. We have very high criteria for our producers so we can provide the very best quality food at affordable prices, with great offers on the day and also on our
website. Because it is all local produce the middle man savings are also passed onto our customers and the savings in ‘food miles’ help to protect the environment. “Our Petersfield and Alton market are really popular and both in such lovely market town settings. There is always a vibrant, friendly atmosphere at our markets and our customers get the chance to talk directly to our producers and sample many of the products on offer.” The Petersfield market is held on the first Sunday of the month and Alton’s is on the second Saturday of each month. The Hampshire Farmers’ Market is a community interest not-for-profit organisation and has 11 regular markets across the county with three new ones starting this year at Basingstoke, Ringwood and with Summer and Christmas Festivals at Southampton.
For more information visit: www.hampshirefarmersmarkets.co.uk
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A barbecue will keep everyone going, with various Brazilian-inspired relishes to spice things up, and visitors will be able to check out how healthy they really are at health and fitness stalls in the College Sports Hall. And afterwards you can soak up the atmosphere of watching a World Cup quarter final match in the Martin Read Hall. If all this has inspired you enough to lace up your own boots, a 5-a-side football tournament will be held on the college pitches with a chance for teams to get their hands on the inaugural Community Cup.
Brazil may be hosting the World Cup but there’ll be plenty of samba and soccer in Alton during this summer’s community festival.
During the day, hosted by Alton College, lots of local clubs will offer taster sessions of sport, arts and other community activities and there will be a Samba music performance from the area’s school kids to get everyone in the festival mood.
Held on 5 July the family event will have a Brazilian theme to tie in with football’s biggest showpiece – and there will even be a chance to watch a
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Activities kick off at 2pm and it’s all free – what better way to spend a Saturday afternoon with the family?
Saturday 13 September Alcohol drug free festival
Young people from all over East Hampshire and beyond will flock to Butser Hill again this year for Butserfest 2014 on Saturday 13 September.
The alcohol/drug-free festival has two stages of music, free activities and is a safe, friendly environment for parents to leave their teenagers for the day. Early bird tickets for the festival are on sale until 8pm on Saturday 31 May for just £15 plus £1.48 booking fee. Full price tickets are £20 and will be available online and from local outlets.
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T-shirt design competition Budding designers could see their t-shirt design all over the festival by entering the Butserfest t-shirt design competition, which closes on Friday 30 May.
For more information on the competition, go to www.butserfest.co.uk
Summer of fun! There’ll be loads for kids to do this summer as the Rural Areas Play Project (RAPP) and Get Activ8d get out and about across the district.
The Rural Areas Play Project (RAPP) provides a mobile service aimed at 5-11-year-olds in the school holidays to rural areas that do not have access to play schemes. Some highlights of the summer programme include National Play Day on Wednesday 6 August, drumming, arts, crafts and games, all provided by the RAPP team.
This year Children’s Links will work with RAPP to offer toys and activities for kids under five. Activities provided by the RAPP team are priced at £3 per child per session. Sessions are 10am-12noon and 1pm3pm unless stated other wise on the programme. Get Activ8d provides free activities for young people from 8-to-16 years old, with this summer’s packed schedule including fun favourites like climbing, fishing, tennis, Bollywood dance, cricket and more. Prices per child vary pending on the session, but start at £4 per child per session. The bulk of the summer programme for both schemes will run between Monday 28 July to Friday 22 August.
For up-to-date information on both RAPP and Get Activ8d, find us on Faceb ook and Twitter /Rural.Play and /GetActiv8d @RuralPlay @GetActiv8d For more contact Lisa Clements on 01730 234384 firstname.lastname@example.org v.uk
It’s a big year for Whitehill & Bordon The regeneration of Whitehill & Bordon is really starting to gather momentum and this year there will be a number of major planning applications submitted.
Expected submission date
Outline of proposals
Quebec Park 100 homes 100 jobs Retention of some Army buildings New café on site For more info visit: www.quebecpark-people.co.uk
500 homes Employment land for about 500 jobs First phase of relief road (to provide access to Louisburg)
Four kilometre road that provides access to the new development and reduces congestion on the A325.
Up to 3,000 homes Land and buildings to create the bulk of jobs Town centre with shops and other facilities Improved education facilities More publicly-accessible green space
• about 5,500 new jobs
• a relief road which will ease congestion on the A325 and provide access to the whole development • 200 hectares of green space made more accessible for residents
Main development application Applicant: The landowners (the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (part of the Ministry of Defence), Hampshire County Council and East Hampshire District Council)
• up to 4,000 homes • a new town centre with shops, leisure activities and new education facilities
Relief road Applicant: Hampshire County Council
Please see www.whitehillbordon.com for more details
The overall regeneration of the town will include:
Louisburg Barracks Applicant: Homes and Communities Agency
Details of the planning applications are to the right. Major consultation has already taken place on these applications but there will be other opportunities to have your say.
Other development Other homes delivered elsewhere in the town will make up the total number of 4,000 homes
Total number of new homes for all the development sites = up to 4,000 PARTNERS
How things have changed since the Joint Core Strategy The Joint Core Strategy sets the planning policy for development in East Hampshire for the next 15 years. It has been developed by East Hampshire District Council and the South Downs National Park Authority. It is proposed that the town centre is smaller than previously indicated but we believe it’s now the right size to support about 25,000 people (the estimated population after the town has been regenerated). It will include the same broad range of facilities.
Because the proposed town centre has reduced in size it creates more land for the new homes (up to 4,000). This enables us to reduce some of the housing densities (the number of homes per hectare) which we believe is more in line with buyers’ aspirations. This will help to give a better balance of housing in the town with a wider mix of sizes. We remain committed to providing about 5,500 new jobs – but now we are better equipped to create these
opportunities. This is because the policies in the Joint Core Strategy now have flexibility built into them so that they can respond to changing circumstances over the next 15 years – rather than being overly prescriptive about how these jobs are delivered. We are aiming to create one new job for each new home built – as well as replacing those lost as a result of the Army leaving.
What we’re trying to achieve The main priority for Whitehill & Bordon is job creation and that’s what the council and its partners are focussing on. The way the project is being overseen has been changed to make it better suited to the delivery phase. The new delivery structure comprises a Strategy Board, a Delivery and Implementation Board and a consultative tier. These will work together with the landowners to provide strategic overview, efficient and speedy delivery and effective consultation. The partners remain committed to achieving the broad principles set out
in the vision of the 2012 masterplan with a particular emphasis on economic development. Since the masterplan was produced two years ago some aspects have changed – but the broad picture remains the same. We are in a difficult, albeit improving, economic climate and so there will be challenges to deliver a scheme that is financially viable while achieving the broader environmental aspirations. East Hampshire District Council will take the lead in delivering the high environmental standards and will try to secure additional resources to make this happen.
To keep up-to-date with the progress of the project, please visit
A service in 7 steps: Dog Wardens EHDC’s Animal Welfare team is working to help the district’s dogs and their owners. Here is a seven step guide to the service they provide. 1. Microchip dogs A Dog Warden can come to your home and microchip your dog for a £21.60 fee. Any dog found straying by the Dog Warden will be scanned for a chip and, if possible, reunited with the owner.
2. Reunite lost dogs with their owners On average our wardens collect about four stray dogs a week, over 200 strays a year. If your dog is chipped and wears an ID tag on his collar, you have a much better chance of getting him back if lost.
3. Investigate complaints of nuisance Wardens will follow up allegations of a dog creating a nuisance, for instance excessive barking or bad smells, and take action as appropriate.
4. Licence various animal establishments
Dog Wardens Neil Burton (left), with Bruno, and Dave Griffiths, with Shea
Wardens inspect 37 animal boarding premises within the district, such as kennels, catteries, riding establishments and even a zoo!
7. Investigate complaints of dog fouling on public land
5. Give talks at schools, clubs and events
Allowing a dog to foul on public land is against the law and can be dealt with by £50 Fixed Penalty Notices that, if not paid within 14 days, will result in court action with maximum fines of up to £1,000.
If requested wardens will give lectures to anyone keen to learn about responsible dog ownership, safety around dogs and more.
6. Find new homes for unclaimed stray dogs Dogs that are not claimed within seven days of being found become the property of the council. After that, we try to find new homes for them. See our Facebook page “Help Home East Hampshire Hounds” for dogs looking for new owners
Get in touch with the Dog Wa rden team on 01730 234319 /HelpHomeEastHampshireH
This little puppy was left abandoned on Petersfield Heath but was given a loving new home thanks to EHDC’s Dog Wardens
Parking permits Residents and workers in East Hampshire who find it difficult to get a regular parking place should take a look at the range of parking permits on offer from EHDC. Permits can be purchased for a six month or 12 month period for various locations. Payment can be arranged by monthly direct debit. Residents in Petersfield, Alton or Liphook can buy discounted season tickets for certain car parks, as well as overnight permits or weekend-only permits.
Parking issues in the picture Parking misdemeanours will be put in focus as East Hampshire District Councilâ€™s parking wardens have been equipped with video cameras attached to their jackets. The new mobile-phone-sized cameras will be worn by wardens, called Civil Enforcement Officers (CEO), on specially-designed holders placed on their chests. The cameras will help the CEOs collect evidence to settle challenges and disputes as well as offering them some protection. The devices will not record continuously but will be switched on when required by the CEO who will alert anyone likely to be filmed. The shared parking service is run as a partnership between EHDC and Havant Borough Council, providing savings, efficiencies and flexibility of service.
Worker permits can be bought to allow parking during the working week at a subsidised rate. Petersfield residents can also buy permits for some residential roads in the town for just ÂŁ25 a year. These permits would be beneficial to car owners who frequently use EHDC Pay and Display car parks or live on residential roads with parking restrictions.
For more information or to apply please contact 0300 555 0705 or visit www.parksafe.org.uk
A to Z of council services All numbers 01730 unless otherwise stated
Flooding.............................234295 Food and food premises complaints..........................234360 Fly-tipping...............0300 300 0013
..............................0300 300 0013 Accidents in the workplace ..........................................234360 Active lifestyles...................234067
Graffiti....................0300 300 0013 Grants for community projects ..........................................234391 Grass cutting and grounds maintenance...........0300 300 0013
Business advice................... 234165
Health and safety at work ..........................................234360 Historic buildings................ 234216 Home energy conservation.234070 Home Improvement Agency ..........................................234320 Homecheck....................... 234404 Housing.............................. 234415 Housing (affordable)...........234346 Housing (empty homes)..... 234404 Housing (grants)................ 234404 Housing (private sector)..... 234404
C Car parks .............023 9244 6408 or 234274 Cemeteries and burials ..........................................234285 Community planning.......... 234015 Community Forums............234073 Community safety.............. 234167 Contaminated land.............234332 Countryside and biodiversity..234386
Land and property (EHDC owned)...................234043 Land charges......................234262 Licensing (alcohol and entertainment)....................234389 Litter and dog waste bins ..............................0300 300 0013
Radian Housing Association
Partners magazine..............234030 Pest control.........................234360 Planning development........234246 Planning policy................... 234219 Play equipment.......0300 300 0013 Pollution (noise, water, air, land)........234360 Population statistics............ 234219
Council Tax........................ 234400
D Disabled toilet access..........234307 Dogs and animals...............234360
Elections.............................234350 Canâ€™t find what youâ€™re looking for? Go to www.easthants.gov.uk or call 01730 266551
R Refuse and recycling collections ..............................0300 300 0013 Road sweeping.......0300 300 0013 Roadkill removal.....0300 300 0013
S Scrap metal and motor salvage ..........................................234095 Sewers................................234279 Sports and leisure centres ..........................................234399 (Alton Sports Centre .......................... 01420 540040) (Mill Chase Leisure Centre ...........................01420 472549) (Taro Leisure Centre...... 263996) (Bohunt Centre, Community School................ 01428 724324) (Horndean Technology College ..........................023 9259 4325) Sports development............234396 Street name plates..............234279 Street names and numbers...234275
T Taxi licences........................234095 Toilets.....................0300 300 0013 Tourist Information.............268829 Tourism marketing.............. 234164 Transport............................ 234013 Travel concessions (HCC) ..............................0845 045 8355 Trees (not woodlands)........ 234214
V Vacancies............................234047 Valuation and listing officer (HM Revenue and Customs) ..............................03000 501 501 Voluntary/community services (Community First HEH)....... 710017
W Waste reduction initiatives................0300 300 0013
Y Young people (recreation and entertainment).................... 234107 Youth Council..................... 234186
Your District Councillors Below is a list of all East Hampshire District Councillors by the ward areas they represent.
Robert Saunders • Con 01420 82669 • email@example.com
Andrew Joy • Con 01420 85251 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Dean Phillips • Con 07981 395857 • email@example.com
Nicholas Branch • Con 01420 562698 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Melissa Maynard • Con 01420 85791 • email@example.com
David Orme • Con 07958 531147 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Binsted and Bentley
Ferris Cowper • Con 01428 609858 • email@example.com Richard Millard • Con 01428 489888 • firstname.lastname@example.org Anthony Williams • Con 01428 712809 • email@example.com
Holybourne and Froyle
Glynis Watts • Con 01420 257240 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Horndean, Catherington and Lovedean
Sara Schillemore • Con 023 9278 7464 • email@example.com
Guy Shepherd • Con 023 9257 0856 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Horndean, Hazleton and Blendworth
Dorothy Denston • Con 023 9259 4127 • email@example.com
Ken Carter • Con 01420 22576 • firstname.lastname@example.org
David Evans • Con 023 9259 1411 • email@example.com
Bramshott and Liphook
Lynn Ashton • Con 01428 604547 • firstname.lastname@example.org Angela Glass • Con 01428 722375 • email@example.com Bill Mouland • Con 01428 727260 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Lynn Evans • Con 023 9259 1411 • email@example.com
Clanfield and Finchdean
Ken Moon • Con 023 9259 9602 • firstname.lastname@example.org David Newberry • Con 023 9259 6013 • email@example.com
Patrick Burridge • Con 01420 564080 • firstname.lastname@example.org
East Meon Vacant
Four Marks and Medstead
Maurice Johnson MBE • Con 01420 563329 • email@example.com Ingrid Thomas • Con 01420 561552 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Froxfield and Steep
Nick Drew • Con 07884 113636 • email@example.com
Yvonne Parker Smith • Con 01420 489974 firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie Butler • Con 01730 300751 • email@example.com Bob Ayer • Independent 01730 266571 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Petersfield St Mary’s
Guy Stacpoole • Con 01420 474440 • email@example.com
Petersfield St Peters
Hilary Ayer • Independent 01730 266571 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Ropley and Tisted
Chris Graham • Con 01962 772685 email@example.com
Marge Harvey • Con 023 9241 3858 • firstname.lastname@example.org
David Ashcroft • Con 01420 511011 • email@example.com
The Hangers and Forest
Judy Onslow • Con 01420 538159 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Zoya Faddy • Lib Dem 01962 841127 • email@example.com
Tony Muldoon • Lib Dem 01420 472064 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Gray • Con 01730 821904 • email@example.com Richard Harris • Con 01730 891287 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Petersfield Bell Hill
Peter Marshall • Con 01730 263127 • email@example.com
Chris Wherrell • Lib Dem 01420 478077 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Philip Aiston • Con 01730 267277 • email@example.com
Philip Drury • Lib Dem 01428 714350 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Adam Carew • Con 01420 769098 • email@example.com
Your Community Forum There are four Community Forums that discuss issues and approve grants affecting different areas of the district. They are: Alton and surrounding villages; Clanfield, Horndean and Rowlands Castle; Petersfield, Liss and surrounding villages; and Whitehill/Bordon, Liphook, Headley, Grayshott, Lindford and Greatham. Go to www.easthants.gov.uk/communityforums or call 01730 234073 for more details.
Please do not put electrical items in your bin. Many have components that can be recycled but they need to be taken to your nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre.
Alton - Omega Business Park, GU34 2QE Bordon - Station Road, GU35 0LG Petersfield - Bedford Road, GU32 3LJ Waterlooville - Old Park Farm, PO7 7FZ
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