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The Winchfield Neighbourhood Plan Regulation 14 public consultation ended on 12 December.

Information on the draft Plan can be found here:

Neighbourhood Plan Revision 2022  

 

News and Events

South Western Railway customers advised of severely restricted service between Basingstoke and Woking due to major landslip

South Western Railway (SWR) have managed to restore some services between the South Coast and the West of England to London Waterloo, following temporary repairs in Hook after the recent landslip. The landslip left a 44-metre stretch of track suspended in mid-air, with only one track of the usual four available for services.

Whilst a permanent repair of the embankment is likely to take a number of weeks, over this weekend end Network Rail emergency works temporarily changed the layout of tracks through the landslip area to provide two tracks for services to run on. This short-term solution that will increase the capacity of the line between Basingstoke and Woking, allowing some, but not all, direct services to be reinstated.

Trains will also be able to call at Hook, Winchfield, and Fleet stations again, however trains from London will not call at Hook, due to the position of the landslip. A minibus service will operate between Winchfield and Hook for those needing to disembark at Hook.

Whilst these changes will deliver some increase in capacity, the short-term solution at Hook will not deliver the previous full capacity of the four-track railway, meaning customers should expect a reduced frequency of services and some alterations to service patterns until further notice.

Customers should check Landslip near Hook | South Western Railway for the latest information.

 

Post Box Theft 

There have been three reported thefts of Royal Mail pillar boxes over the weekend, Winchfield, South Warnborough and Elvetham. If anyone saw any persons tampering with the boxes please report this to the police. 

 

Police appeal after two cars burned out on Pale Lane

Two cars were set alight out on Pale Lane, Winchfield, after being stolen from a garage in Hartley Wintney.

‚ÄčAfter breaking into Hartford Automotive in Thackhams Lane, thieves stole three cars and damaged CCTV equipment and 17 parked vehicles.

The raid happened some time after 6pm on Thursday, January 12, and when the two of the vehicles, a Ford Fiesta and a BMW, were reported on fire on Pale Lane at 6.10am the following morning. Fire crews from Hartley Wintney and Fleet attended.

Police are now appealing for information.

Anyone who was in the area of Thackhams Lane, the A30 or Pale Lane overnight on Thursday, January 13, and who saw anything suspicious should contact the police on 101 quoting 44230016224.

The third car stolen was a VW Golf with the registration number MJ64 USB.

 

Emergency Alerts

Emergency Alerts is a new service from the UK government. It’s expected to launch in 2023.

Emergency alerts will warn you if there’s a danger to life nearby.

In an emergency, your mobile phone or tablet will receive an alert with advice about how to stay safe.

 

Voter ID

The UK Government has introduced a requirement for voters to show photo ID when voting at a polling station at some elections. This new requirement will apply for the first time in England at the local elections on Thursday 4 May 2023. Have a look at The Electoral Commission website for the full details: Voter ID | Electoral Commission

 

Details on the latest road closures and road works

Footpath 9 Closure - 18 January to 23 June 2023

 

Flood Risk Management Guidance for Landowners - guidance from Hampshire County Council for landowners on their rights and responsibilities for maintaining watercourses on or adjacent to their land, to help reduce flood risk to their own and surrounding land. 

SID

To see the statistics gathered by our Speed Indicator Device, check our dedicated page.

Litter Pick

Litter Picks are normally held twice a year and the last one was held on Sunday, 27 November 2022.  Twenty seven people volunteered and around 35 bags of litter plus sundry other larger items were collected.  Afterwards everyone enjoyed bacon baps and a catch-up in the village hall! The next litter pick will be held on Sunday 2 April 2023.  For further information, please email winchfieldlitterpick@gmail.com

Defibrillators

Defibrillators are installed at the Barley Mow pub and at the Village Hall.    

In an emergency always dial 999 first. The ambulance service will be aware that the village has defibrillators and they can provide support over the telephone before an ambulance arrives. Both the defibrillators are in locked cabinets and the ambulance service will be able to advise on how to gain access.

So you know how to use a defibrillator in an emergency? Watch this short video to find out how: https://vimeo.com/642636017#t=2s

Would you like to know more about giving CPR? Watch this short video: Learn CPR in 15 minutes | RevivR | BHF - BHF

Reporting Non Emergency crimes, issues and incidents

If you have a non emergency crime, issue or incident to report to the police please use the online reporting system. 

Please see the Police Reporting Guide for help with who to contact: 

Contact Us

Please get in touch: winchfieldparishclerk@outlook.com 

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