January

                                        

 

East Woodhay Society Newsletter for January 2015

 

 

 

East Woodhay Society Events

 

27th December – The 30th Village Christmas Walk in Association with the East Woodhay and Highclere Societies

 

Many thanks to the 250+ people who took part in the 2014 Village Christmas Walk or contributed in other ways. Through your and others support  and generosity over £800 was raised for Anna’s Challenges, a charity dedicated to raising funds and awareness for children with cystic fibrosis in North Hampshire and surrounding areas.

 

 

Friday 6th & 20th February – Walking for Health starting at the Woolton Hill Church Hall & Friday 13th& 27th starting at the Rampant Cat

 

The walks last about an hour and are at a gentle pace. Please wear clothes and shoes suitable for walking in the weather. There is no need to book, just turn up on the day and register. All walks start at 10.30am, but if you are coming for the first time please arrive at 10.20am to register. These walks are free and available to both members and non-members.  For those who would like to join us, but are worried about keeping up, we now also cater for slower walkers by having a shorter walk at a slower pace. We try and arrange for all walkers to arrive at the end destination at the same time. Afterwards at the WHCH stay for a cup of tea or coffee and a chat. Unfortunately the Rampant Cat has decided not to open their premises on Fridays at lunchtime for the foreseeable future.

 

Saturday 21st March – Barn Dance at Woolton Hill Church Hall

 

This will be a new adventure for us and trust it will be a great success. The evening will start at 19.30 and the music will be by Also Known As – a fun ceilidh and barn dance band based in the south of England.  A cold buffet meal will be served as part of the ticket price and there will be a paying bar. As we will need to restrict the number of tickets please buy early to avoid disappointment. Tickets £15 each are available from either Avril on 254827 or John on 253889.

 

 

Other Events

 

 

Thursday 5th February – Highclere Film Club presents Marvellous (12A)

 

This film tells the real-life story of Neil Baldwin (Toby Jones), who overcame his learning difficulties to become a stalwart member of Stoke City F.C.’s backroom staff under manager Lou Macari, as well as undertaking a variety of other jobs such as greeting new freshmen and women at Keele University and running his own soccer team. The film will be shown in Highclere Village Hall at 8.00pm. Doors open at 7.30pm. Entrance is £6 for non-members and £4 for members.

 

 

Friday 6th February – Six Nations Rugby at the Red House, Highclere

 

This year’s Six Nations Rugby Championships kicks off at 20:05 on Friday 6th February 2015 with the Wales –v-England match. All the matches will be shown in the pub. Please call Simon at the pub on 255531 for details of the opening times for the match dates.

 

 

Saturday February 7th – The 25th Trivial Pursuits Championship

 

A Quiz Evening in the new W H Church Hall, starting at 7.30 prompt – as usual!  Teams of Six.  £13.50 per head to include a hot meal. Please bring your own liquid refreshmnets.  Tickets from Margaret Burgham – 253719, or from Lawling, Broadlayings.

 

 

Wednesday 18th February – Quiz Night at the Red House, Highclere

 

The usual format will apply – teams of 4, nibbles at half time….. For more information and to book your place/team please call 255531.

 

 

Thursday 19th February – Highclere Film Club presents Boyhood (15)

 

Winner of the Best Drama Motion Picture at this year’s Golden Globe Awards and nominated in several categories, including Best Picture, for the 2015 Oscars – so not to be missed!!! Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, this is an amazing story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason’s parents. The film will be shown in Highclere Village Hall at 8.00pm. Doors open at 7.30pm. Entrance is £6 for non-members and £4 for members.

 

Broadband Services

 

BT recently upgraded the network to facilitate high-speed broadband, but do not appear to have advertised it unless you pre-registered. Based on a conversation with BT, it would appear that the boxes by the Telephone Exchange, Trade Street and Ball Hill have been upgraded. To obtain the service you will need to contact your chosen broadband supplier and they should be able to offer you speeds of up to about 38 Mbps. If you do upgrade you may like to send us your feedback on the new service.

 

 

Local Bus Services

 

Major changes to bus services funded by Hampshire County Council have been introduced following a spending review. The changes came into effect on 4th January 2015 and are as follows:-

 

Bus Service 7 This is so that the one bus can also operate extra journeys to serve parts of Burghclere and Woolton Hill (as service 7A). The service will continue to be operated by Stagecoach.

Service 7 will still come into Newbury via A343 Andover Road, serving Wash Common (shelter beside The Gun pub) at 08:14, 11:17, 14:17 and 17:32.

Departures from Newbury Bus Station Bay J towards Andover, via A343 Andover Road through Wash Common, will be at 09:40, 12:40, 15:40 and 17:40. Timetable will operate on Mondays-Saturdays except Public Holidays.

 

Bus Service 7A This service will provide a link between Burghclere, Penwood, Broadlaying, Woolton Hill, East End, Ball Hill, Wash Water, Greenham Tesco superstore and Newbury. Service 7A will partly replace services 21, 22, 23 and 24. It will be operated by Stagecoach. Departures from Newbury Bus Station will be at 08:48, 11:43 and 14:43, calling at Greenham Tesco at 09:32, 12:32 and 15:32.

 

Bus Services 21, 22, 23 and 24 no longer operate and are partly replaced by service 7A (see above) and the proposed Taxishare. Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council are working with Hampshire County Council with a view to introducing a shared taxi service in the Ecchinswell, Sydmonton and Bishops Green areas during January 2015. For further details please contact the Transport team at Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council on 01256 844 844. Customers in Bishops Green village will still be able to use the Mondays – Fridays service 103, which is operated by Newbury & District bus company for Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council and Greenham Common Trust.

 

For further information about these changes, you can contact: Hampshire County Council Passenger Transport Group: 01962 846 922 Stagecoach bus company: 0845 121 0190 www.stagecoachbus.com/south Taxishare proposed for the Ecchinswell, Sydmonton and Bishops Green areas – contact Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council: 01256 844 844 traveline – UK public transport journey planner: 0871 200 22 33 www.traveline.info/se

 

 

East Woodhay Society

 

If you are not a member, but 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.

 

Police & Crime

 

The crime summary for the parishes of Ashmansworth, East Woodhay, Highclere, Burghclere, Newtown, Litchfield, Ecchinswell & Sydmonton for the years 2010-2014 is shown below.

It is interesting to note that while there is a favourable annual downward trend between 2010 and 2014 there is a very marked increase in criminal damage.

 

2010-2014

                 
Year

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

House Burglary

6

12

9

6

5

Criminal Damage

0

0

0

13

24

Sheds & Outbuildings

60

47

26

34

39

Theft from Vehicles

53

27

23

31

47

Theft of Vehicle

0

0

0

2

2

Other Theft

51

49

46

41

26

Other Crime

85

80

90

72

44

Total Crimes Recorded

255

215

194

199

187

 

 

 

2014

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Total

House Burglary

2

0

0

1

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

5

Criminal Damage

2

0

2

0

0

2

5

3

4

1

3

2

24

Sheds & Outbuildings

1

5

3

2

11

5

1

3

2

1

4

1

39

Theft from Vehicles

4

6

1

0

7

3

2

13

1

1

4

5

47

Theft of Vehicle

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

2

Other Theft

1

2

5

2

1

2

6

2

1

1

2

1

26

Other Crime

1

2

1

4

1

3

6

1

4

3

13

5

44

Total Crimes Recorded

11

15

12

9

21

15

21

22

12

8

26

15

187

 

 

 

2013                          
Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Total

House Burglary

0

2

1

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

6

Criminal Damage

0

0

0

0

3

0

3

0

0

0

6

1

13

Sheds & Outbuildings

2

3

2

0

3

7

1

3

1

5

4

3

34

Theft from Vehicles

2

7

2

2

0

2

2

3

2

5

1

3

31

Theft of Vehicle

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

Other Theft

6

2

2

2

3

6

5

4

1

5

3

2

41

Other Crime

7

8

5

4

5

3

12

5

7

4

9

3

72

Total Crimes Recorded

17

22

13

9

17

18

23

15

11

19

23

12

199

 

 

 

 

2012                          
Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Total

House Burglary

1

0

1

0

1

0

1

1

2

0

0

2

9

Criminal Damage

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sheds & Outbuildings

2

1

1

6

3

2

2

0

4

1

2

2

26

Theft from Vehicles

1

1

1

2

2

2

8

2

0

0

3

1

23

Theft of Vehicle

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Other Theft

4

0

2

4

4

7

6

1

4

1

9

4

46

Other Crime

8

6

11

6

9

8

3

4

8

7

10

10

90

Total Crimes Recorded

16

8

16

18

19

19

20

8

18

9

24

19

194

 

 

 

2011                          
Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Total

House Burglary

1

1

1

0

1

0

2

0

1

0

4

1

12

Criminal Damage

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sheds & Outbuildings

1

2

1

2

12

9

3

6

3

3

3

2

47

Theft from Vehicles

3

2

8

5

1

2

1

1

1

2

0

1

27

Theft of Vehicle

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Other Theft

3

6

6

2

5

3

2

4

6

4

4

4

49

Other Crime

7

3

4

10

8

8

5

6

8

7

6

8

80

Total Crimes Recorded

15

14

20

19

27

22

13

17

19

16

17

16

215

 

 

 

2010                          
Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Total

House Burglary

1

0

0

0

2

0

0

1

1

0

0

1

6

Criminal Damage

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sheds & Outbuildings

4

2

2

0

3

6

9

8

0

4

13

9

60

Theft from Vehicles

3

2

2

3

4

5

2

4

2

8

5

13

53

Theft of Vehicle

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Other Theft

2

6

6

10

3

5

3

1

6

4

1

4

51

Other Crime

7

8

8

4

16

5

6

6

6

6

8

5

85

Total Crimes Recorded

17

18

18

17

28

21

20

20

15

22

27

32

255

 

 

 

This is the crime summary for the month of DECEMBER 2014 for the parishes of:Ashmansworth, East Woodhay, Highclere, Burghclere, Newtown, Litchfield, Ecchinswell & Sydmonton.

 

Total Crimes reported – 15

House Burglary – 0

Criminal Damage – 2

Burglary other than a Dwelling – 1

Theft from Vehicles – 5

Theft of a Vehicle -1 (Attempted)

Other Theft – 1

Other Crime – 4

 

 

 

 

The community Policing priorities for this area are:-

 

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

We received no reports of thefts from sheds and garages this month. This is particularly good for December where we normally see a few at the start of the month. Offenders suspected of committing similar offences elsewhere in the rural area are currently being investigated.

We urge residents to continue doing their best to prevent these sorts of crimes by using suitable locks and alarms on their outbuildings. Ensure that all items of value are put away securely and are marked for easy identification.

Take note of serial numbers on garden machinery, these can be used to identify property if necessary and can help to secure convictions of offenders found to be in possession of them.

 

Reduce anti-social behaviour across the beat area

We have appealed to anyone in the area of Heathlands in Penwood who believes that they are experiencing anti-social behaviour to report it to police, also if neighbours have witnessed any incidents affecting other neighbours. This is in reference to an ongoing complaint which is largely about noise. At this time we have had no response from other parties other than the original informants.

 

Reduce speeding across the beat

Woolton Hill Community Speedwatch have now received their Speedwatch kit, we will begin training volunteers very soon and then the team can begin checking for speeders across the area.

 

Other incidents of note

01/12/14 – Offenders entered the grounds of a property in Featherbed Lane, Sydmonton. It appears the offenders were attempting to steal a Quad bike, but were unsuccessful.

02/12/14 – A vehicle parked outside of a property in Ecchinswell had its rear window smashed by unknown offenders.

07/12/14 – At 22:20, offenders forced entry to a business premises at Tothill Service area. The offenders attempted to remove a safe before being disturbed by an alarm. They then made off from the scene. It is likely that the offenders were using a vehicle and this may have been parked on disused land behind the service area, this would mean that the vehicle left the area on the Penwood Road, Treasure Hill. If anyone has any information relating to this offence please contact us via 101 quoting 44140437542.

7/12/14-8/12/14 – 5 vehicles were targeted overnight between East End and Highclere. Offenders stole a number of items including wellington boots and gift vouchers.

11/12/14 – 14/12/14 – Andover Road, Highclere – Offenders have entered a driveway and removed copper piping and lead.

31/12/14 – 01:10 – Vehicle window smashed by unknown offenders whilst parked on a private driveway, Broadlayings, Woolton Hill.

 

 

 

 

 

NotWorthTheRisk

Throughout the month of December and into the 1st January the force held it’s annual anti drink driving campaign. Several officers from across the rural area took part in operations to target potential drink drivers throughout the month alongside Roads Policing officers working across the northern area.

At least 4 drivers have been stopped, arrested and charged since December the 1st in the Basingstoke Rural District. Many of the drivers stopped were reported by other members of the public due to the manner of their driving.

 

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