July’s Newsletter

East Woodhay Society Newsletter for July 2013

 East Woodhay  Society Events

 Saturday 3rd August – Highclere Village Hall – Theatre

Following last year’s success with Little Red Riding Hood, the Society are putting on two plays in Highclere Village Hall; in the afternoon there will be a performance of an Aesop’s Fable adapted for the stage including live music, songs and audience participation, which should be great fun for the whole family and is suitable for ages 3 and upwards. The afternoon show, which will start at 2.30pm is called “The Lion and the Mouse” and tickets will cost £5 each for EWS members and £6 for non-members.

Over the last two year or so we have received a number of requests for theatre events, so we hope you will support us in the evening when we will be putting on a John Godber play called “Men of the World”. The tickets will cost £9 each for EWS members and £10 for non-members. There will also be a paying bar.

Both plays will be performed by FalconGrange Productions who will be returning to us fresh from The Henley Fringe where they will have been playing to sell out audiences.

For tickets call Jane Vince on 255478 or email janevince28@btinternet.com.

Monday 15th July – Harwood Paddock Open Meeting – Woolton Hill Village Hall  7.00pm

Curtin & Co have submitted an application for outline planning permission for 49 dwellings – and an alternative application for 67 dwellings on the piece of land known as Harwood Paddock.

The Society has agreed to work with the EWPC in supporting an open meeting/parish forum to enable interested parishioners to better understand the proposals and any actions that may be taken.

Following all appropriate discussions the Society will give its own independent response based on its member’s views.

Other Events

Saturday 6th July – St. Thomas’ Church Fete, Woolton Hill  2-4pm in the grounds of St. Thomas’ Church.

With fun and entertainment for the whole family accompanied by music from the East Woodhay Silver Band and dancing by the children.

Stalls this year include bottle tombola, teddy tombola, plants, books, craft, bric-a-brac, toys and children’s books, teas and cakes, ice-creams, splat-the-rat and lots of other fun things to have a go at.  There are some excellent raffle prizes with the top prize of two tickets to see the award winning West End musical ‘Matilda’.  Other prizes include a luxury golf prize, days out and restaurant vouchers, plant selections and more…

There will also be an opportunity to buy the First Woolton Hill Cookbook, which is hot off the press and being sold to aid the Living Stones Appeal, which is raising funds to renovate your local Woolton Hill Church Hall.

Saturday 6th July 2013 – Moroccan Night at the Red House 

The Red House are hosting a Moroccan themed night on Saturday 6th July 2013 from 7.30pm til late.  Tickets are now available from the pub and cost £10.  This includes a welcome drink and Moroccan supper.  There will be belly dancing and Shisha.  Please feel free to wear a kaftan or a djellaba and, of course, a fez!

Saturday 20th July 2013 – Flying Insect Identification at Danebury Hill

The North West District of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust is arranging a short guided walk from 10.00am to 12.30pm around the Danebury Hill site identifying butterflies, day-flying moths, bumblebees and hoverflies.  The meeting point is Danebury Hill, west of Stockbridge.  Please park in the upper car park.  For further information please contact Mervyn Grist on 01264 358737 or by email to mervyn@dmgrist.plus.com   There is a suggested donation of £1.50 and dogs on leads are welcome.  Please note that rain will force cancellation of this event.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust Annual Photo Competition

This year’s competition is now open for entries. All abilities and ages are welcome, so next time you are out and about, take your camera and get snapping!  The trust are looking for beautiful images and photos that give a fresh perspective in a range of categories including large mammals, small mammals, reptiles, birds, plants, insects, Hampshire landscapes to name but a few.  The closing date for entries is 31st July 2013.  Please see the Trust’s website for full details – www.hiwwt.org.uk

Police Reports

This is the crime summary for the month May of 2013 for the parishes of: Ashmansworth, East Woodhay, Highclere, Burghclere, Newtown, Litchfield, Ecchinswell & Sydmonton.

Total Crimes reported -  17

House Burglary – 2

Criminal Damage – 3

Thefts from sheds and outbuildings -   3

Theft from Vehicles – 0

Theft of a vehicle -  1 (Taking Without Consent)

Other Theft -  3

Other Crime – 5

A series of incidents occurred in the Adbury area, early on Sunday the 26th May. This series accounts for various criminal offences in the above statistics. A number of units attended and a male was been located, arrested and charged.

28/05/13 – An attempt was made to break into a property in Penwood via a conservatory roof.

19/05/13 – A vehicle was sprayed with paint in Bishops Green whilst parked outside the flats adjacent to the shop.

05/05/13 – Oil was taken from a tank in Woolton Hill, in the area of Greenacres/Greenways.

PLEASE continue to report suspicious people/vehicles to us. We do follow them up and you never know when it might be someone up to no good! Thanks for all the hard work so far!

Remember… You can call crimes-toppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

The community Policing priorities for this area are:-

Prevent thefts from garages, sheds and outbuildings (including theft of metal)

Metal cables have been reported stolen from an electricity pylon in Woolton Hill

A container was broken into at Treasure Hill, Penwood. High value garden furniture was taken from a summer house in Newtown. 6 Teak chairs and 6 teak sun-loungers are missing. Ensure good quality locks are used on out buildings. Padlocks with alarms are available from the beat team at around £10. Contact Abbey if you are interested in purchasing these. Items in outbuildings can be marked and registered, contact Abbey for advice.

Reduce anti-social behaviour

There have been reports of antisocial behaviour in Bishops Green. Young people in the area near the woods have been obstructing traffic whilst riding scooters and skateboards, bad language and shouting have also been reported. Those responsible for antisocial behaviour will be dealt with and housing associations notified if relevant.

Reduce speeding across the beat

New 30mph limit in Penwood! It’s there for everyone’s safety; please keep your speed down! Speed enforcement has been carried out across the beat with some people being reported for speeding. Enforcement will continue where possible.

Patrol vehicles have been parked up in key spots to slow down drivers at busy times and speeding traffic monitored.

Other incidents of note

It’s that time of year again! Thieves target beauty spot car parks, if you park in any car park follow the advice below. Please ensure that all valuables are removed from vehicles when parked even for only a few minutes (including not leaving handbags under seats!) Glove boxes are not safe, ensure no valuables are left and leave them open to show thieves, there is nothing to take! We have “NO VALUABLES IN THIS VEHICLE” cards to be left on the dash of your vehicle.  Please let us know if you would like one or they can be printed from the below attachment

This is the crime summary for the month June of 2013 for the parishes of: Ashmansworth, East Woodhay, Highclere, Burghclere, Newtown, Litchfield, Ecchinswell & Sydmonton.

Total Crimes reported -  18

House Burglary – 0

Criminal Damage – 0

Thefts from sheds and outbuildings – 7

Theft from Vehicles – 2

Theft of a vehicle -  0

Other Theft -  6

Other Crime – 3

This month we have suffered a series of burglaries from Sheds and Outbuildings. The offenders are mainly targeting garden tools and machinery. Areas affected include, Highclere, Adbury, North End, Dunley and Woolton Hill. There have been several suspicious vehicles in the area, please continue to report these to us via 101, or 999 if you feel it is urgent. There have been similar incidents just across the border and are happening during daylight hours. A report of a suspicious vehicle resulted in a quick job for two of our rural officers. A driver was seen to change the number plates on his vehicle, he was unaware of the NHW member who spotted this and quickly reported it. Minutes later the vehicle was involved in a crime. Without the quick thinking of the NHW member who registered both number plates, we may not have been able to locate the offender.  Many thanks! Between 22/06/13 – 23/06/13 a caravan was taken from an address in Washwater. PLEASE continue to report suspicious people/vehicles to us. We do follow them up and you never know when it might be someone up to no good! Thanks for all the hard work so far!

Remember… You can call crime-stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

The community Policing priorities for this area are :

Prevent thefts from garages, sheds and outbuildings (including theft of metal)

Ensure good quality locks are used on out buildings. padlocks with alarms are available from the beat team at around £10. Contact Abbey if you are interested in purchasing these. Items in outbuildings can be marked and registered, contact Abbey for advice.

Reduce anti-social behaviour

As above.

Reduce speeding across the beat

As above.

Hampshire constabulary appeals

Please click on the links for more details and how to contact police regarding the following occurrences.

There are current appeals throughout the force area that may be of interest to you. They are updated regularly. Please take a look via the following link.

http://www.hampshire.police.uk/internet/news-and-appeals/

Matt & Abbey

PCSO 15097 Abbey CARPENTER

Hampshire Constabulary,

Whitchurch Police Station, Dances Lane,

Whitchurch, Hampshire, RG28 7EG

External: 101  Internal: 624-472

Mobile: 07775541874

Twitter: @HighclerePolice

Email: abbey.carpenter@hampshire.pnn.police.uk

Website: www.hampshire.police.uk

Follow us on Twitter: @HighclerePolice

Footpath Closure

Hampshire County Council has served notice of a temporary closure of the footpath running from Pantings Lane through the Thorngrove School playing field and across the fields towards Hollington Farm.  The closure has been caused by a collapsed bridge.  The Council has advised that the closure is likely to stay in force until August.  Details can be viewed on the Council’s website by following the link – http://www3.hants.gov.uk/pnadetail?noticeUID=1460

East Woodhay Society

If you are interested in joining the society please print off a copy of the form on our website www.wooltonhill.com/ews_news and send an email to eastwoodhaysociety@wooltonhill.com. If you would like to respond to any of the items above please use the above email address.

 

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