Community Safety Alliance – Meeting 16 Jan 2017

I attended a meeting of the Community Safety Alliance at the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane.

The Commissioner introduced the Police & Crime Plan 2016-2021 and answered questions. During his public consultation he heard from us that:

  1. Public Safety matters to everyone – You want to be safe and feel safe.
  2. You value and want visible local policing – Protecting local and neighbourhood policing is one of my highest priorities.
  3. You want less crime and offending – Prevention and protection matters to you, as well as pursuing and prosecuting.
  4. You want those who serve and support you to work together – You want your Police and Crime Commissioner to be influential in ensuring your public services work together to deliver better overall outcomes for you, your family and community.
  5. Many of your concerns are not about policing – You want your Police Commissioner to help make a difference to these wider concerns.

All of these issues are acknowledged by the priorities within this strategic plan. In particular, these are examples of what will be included, in detail, in the supporting Delivery Plan.



Theft from Vehicles

This is a message sent via Hampshire Alert. This information has been sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary
Darryl Hook (Police, PCSO, East Hampshire District). Darryl Hook (Police, PCSO, East Hampshire District)

Over the last few nights between dates 01/08/2016 – 03/08/2016 there have been several vehicles broken into by unknown persons across Petersfield at the following locations: Herne Road, Marden Way and Horndean: Cypress Crescent, Roselands and Westfield Industrial Estate. Various items have been stolen from the vehicles including tools and loose change. Please ensure you are vigilant at all times, calling police to report any suspicious activity, not just around your own property but anything suspicious in your residential area and community. In an emergency use 999 or 101 for non-emergency. It is not too late to report any suspicious activity to police.

Crime Prevention Advice:

•When leaving your car, close all windows and lock your car.
•Upon locking your vehicle try your car door to ensure it is actually locked.
•Park your car in an attended car park.
•Look for public car parks approved by the Park Mark scheme.
•When parking at home, use your garage. If you don’t have a garage, park in a well-lit area.
•Don’t leave anything on display in your vehicle.
•Take all your personal possessions with you.
•Remove sat nav holders and visible sat nav ring marks from windscreens.
•Leave the glove box open to show there’s nothing inside.
•Fit an alarm or immobiliser to your car.
•Do not store your car’s documents in the car.

Please check your belongings to see if you can identify any unique etched code if so please sign up to immobilise at a national property register, this is free to sign up.

Theft of theatrical costumes in Grayshott

We are appealing for information after theatrical costumes were stolen in a burglary at Grayshott Village Hall last weekend.

A costume store at the rear of the hall on Headley Road was broken into sometime between midnight and 2pm on Saturday, January 7.

Production costumes and props worth around £1,000, which are used by an amateur dramatics group, were taken. These included original Bakelite telephones and military uniforms.

We are especially keen to hear from any other amateur dramatics groups or military stores that are offered any items which they believe may have been stolen.

Anyone who saw anything suspicious should call PC Kirsty Westropp at Alton Police Station on 101, quoting 44170007671, or contact us via the website

You can also call the charity Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.

Minicom users should call 01962 875000

Petersfield Railway Station

2nd Hand Bookcase at Petersfield Railway Station
2nd Hand Bookcase at Petersfield Railway Station

This new facility for passengers and visitors is now available in the Booking Hall and completes the provision of second hand books at the 4 stations in the Partnership’s area.

If you have any books or DVDs you would like to donate to us to help maintain the bookcases please contact 07900 103296.

1) Let everyone know it’s here
2) If you have a more modern bookcase available to replace this rather old one, please contact me
3) If you have books and DVDs available to donate let me know
4) If anyone locally would like to look after the maintenance of the bookcase at Petersfield or Rowlands Castle please step forward (Liss and Liphook are managed by two local charity shops)

EHDC to join five Councils

Over the last couple of weeks the Leaders of Havant Borough Council and East Hampshire District Council have discussed the existing cost sharing arrangements we have and the way these could develop in the future.
They have also talked about how sharing might be affected by Havant’s planned entry into the “Five Councils” procurement.
As a result, in a formal meeting this week, East Hampshire’s Cabinet agreed to bring the currently shared back office services under the umbrella of the Five Councils procurement. This proposal was presented to the Five Councils’ Board meeting where it was agreed by all the partners.
This means that IT, finance, payroll, procurement and HR for East Hampshire District Council will be added into the Five Councils procurement.
Staff who are directly affected by this have had face-to-face briefings with their managers.
Cllr Cowper (The Leader of EHDC) said: “As well as our innovative income generation strategy, we have always stated that we are also interested in significant cost reductions that do not harm the delivery of front line services. This initiative is therefore on strategy. I’m also very pleased that it reinforces our partnership with Havant Borough Council.”

Petersfield Ups and Downs (PUAD)


Lets hope that I haven’t bit off more than I can chew! Hurrah for the downhill bits 🙂

The Petersfield Ups and Downs (PUAD) – is a charity cycle ride up, over and through the South Downs National Park around Petersfield. You can choose from a 30 mile route, a 20 mile route, a 20 mile off-road route or a family friendly 5 mile route.

This year, we’re supporting three great causes:
Naomi House & Jacksplace, The King’s Arms, and The Rosemary Foundation.


Hampshire Combined Authority



Councillors support concept of Hampshire combined authority

Councillors have agreed to support the concept of a combined authority across Hampshire which would see 15 councils across the area joining forces to take local control over some services that would be devolved from central government like transport, skills and infrastructure.

But East Hampshire councillors are adamant that they will only pursue this if there are clear benefits for East Hampshire residents and businesses. They agreed to support the concept of devolution in principle so that they could seek further information and clarity before committing the council.

Following almost two hours of debate at last night’s full council meeting at East Hampshire District Council members agreed to support the motion: “This council supports in principle the concept of a Hampshire combined authority. Clear benefits must be demonstrated to East Hampshire residents and business entities and it must build on the direction set by the council’s corporate strategy prior to any future commitment.”

All of the 15 local authorities in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight have to support the proposal if central government is to devolve its powers and enable a combined authority to be created.

If the Hampshire combined authority goes ahead then it could take on some new areas including:
– Local control over funding for skills, post-16 education, apprenticeships and lifelong learning
– More local control over national infrastructure spending on transport and housing
– Integration of health and social care
– Freedom to borrow against the forecast proceeds of local growth to support enabling infrastructure (this would include big ticket items like roads and schools)
– A comprehensive public sector ‘land bank’ making surplus NHS and Ministry of Defence land available for housing
– Ability to use public procurement and national business support budgets to support local business growth
– Greater retention of growth in business rates

Cllr Ferris Cowper, Leader of East Hampshire District Council, said: “I think we need to say that we are in this until we understand the effect it has on our community and we will not commit beyond that.

“This is an exploratory first step to see whether a combined authority would benefit East Hampshire. Combined authorities have good and bad points and the only way we can make an informed judgement is to stay in the scheme long enough to get the information we need.”

There are currently five ‘combined authorities’ in the country – these are in Manchester, Sheffield, West Yorkshire (Leeds), Liverpool and the North East. Of these, Manchester is the most-developed and includes 10 local authorities.

A combined authority is a corporate body which enables local authorities to work jointly to deliver improvements in things like economic development, regeneration and transport across a functional economic area. It does not replace, merge or take over the individual councils that together form it.

“I found myself the only EHDC Councillor who felt unable to support this at this stage. The good news is that the EHDC decision was very carefully worded. I believe that HCC will debate this on Thursday 9th July.” Cllr Bob Ayer.

Prevent – Challenging extremist ideology

I attended an introduction to the important work of the Hampshire Constabulary Prevent Team  yesterday at EHDC. Prevent aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. It is part of the Government’s Counter Terrorism Strategy.

Although extremely rare in the UK, terrorism is a danger to us all. The communities of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight can be threatened by a minority of people who encourage or glorify violence in the name of a political ideology or a religion. The most severe threat to the UK is currently from people returning from international war zones such as Syria and Iraq. Other threats include people who espouse racist or anti-religious views thereby stirring up hatred which can lead to violence.

Our aim We want to help people, to prevent them from being drawn into terrorism or extremist violence. We do this by supporting those people who are vulnerable to becoming extremists; by working with sectors and institutions and also by challenging extremist ideologies. Safeguarding options are used to ensure that the individual is protected and that our communities remain safe.

If you have any concerns about an individual, please call us on the Hampshire Constabulary non-emergency number, 101, or email us at Alternatively, call the Anti-Terrorism Hotline on 0800 789 321.

EHDC Planning

Election Day May 7th may be looming but the work of the Council, not least its Planning Committee, continues. Tomorrow the Planning Committee faces what is probably the biggest and most important planning application in the history of EHDC.

The application is a hybrid application in 2 parts: a. Outline consent for the demolition of MOD buildings and the redevelopment of Bordon Garrison and adjoining land and b. Full Permission for the creation of SANGs at Hogmoor Inclosure and also the Southern section of the new relief road.

The Planning Committee is meeting at the Forest Community Centre in Bordon starting at 6pm.  I envisage a challenging evening.



Neighbourhood & Prevention Team

East Hants Neighbourhood & Prevention Team Structure from April 2015

District Commander                     

Chief Inspector Beth Pirie

Neighbourhood & Prevention Team Inspector

Inspector Karen McManus

Butser Sector – Petersfield Police Station (until Autumn 2016?)              

Sgt Phil Shore

3 PCs – 7 PCSOs

Petersfield Town – East Meon/Buriton/Languish

Clanfield – Rowlands Castle – Horndean

Longmoor Sector – Eco Station, Bordon

Sgt Stu Tripp

4 PCs (2 part time) – 5 PCSOs

Whitehill Town – Liphook & Greatham – Headley & Grayshot

Liss & Hawkley – Whitehill North & Lindford – Whitehill South

Alton Sector – Alton Police Station

PS Claire Winter

3 PCs – 6 PCSOS

Alton Town – LashamMedstead/Bentworth/Ropley

Four Marks – Selbourne – Shaldon/Froyle/Bentley/Binsted/Kingsley