Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Fred Bone

The memorial service for Fred Bone will take place in All Saints, Kingsley at 3pm on Tuesday 25th November and afterwards in the Cricketers.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Cracking down on counterfeiting

You may have seen in the media a while ago that the Police and Officers from FACT (Federation of Copyright Theft) raided a house in Hampshire where counterfeit DVDs and CDs were allegedly being produced. A man was arrested following information from the community, and thousands of pounds worth of equipment and counterfeit items were seized.

The supply of fake goods is a multimillion pound industry. Sometimes, it is done by individuals trying to make a fast buck at our expense. However, organised criminal gangs also see counterfeiting as a good way to make quick money and a chance to launder money from other crimes. In this case, the cheap market stall bargain, for example, takes money from innocent shoppers to create a new profit stream to fund drugs, human trafficking and prostitution. The gangs who produce fake goods are large, well organised and international.

Trading standards in Hampshire and Isle of Wight seized some two thousand fake items last year.  Much of it has been clothing and shoes along with wallets, belts and jewellery. The range of the fakes in markets and on line is huge and includes counterfeit medicines or alcohol which can be very harmful, and fake online virus protection designed to tap into bank details.  One of the largest recent local cases involved fake golf clubs which saw the counterfeiter in Crown Court with a confiscation order of over £100,000.

Counterfeiting is a crime that we assume doesn’t affect us here in Hampshire. However that sadly isn’t true. If you are buying something at a car boot sale, or a market, or online, which really does seem too good to be true, it probably is! Please be cautious as the bargain may not prove to be the bargain you thought.

As usual, the cost of Christmas will bear heavily on many this year, and youngsters particularly often only want the top names in clothing, shoes and accessories. If you buy the cheaper counterfeit versions, in addition to buying inferior goods which won’t last, they are often made without the same safety standards we expect from the genuine article, so could prove dangerous. People trying to get a ‘good’ deal, don’t realise they are sometimes actually giving a big Christmas bonus to criminals.

Crimestoppers works with the support of the Home Office, the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT), the Bank of England, the Film Distributors Association (FDA) and clothing manufacturer Pentland to crack down on counterfeiting.

If you have information about any crime, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or log on to www.crimestoppers-uk.org . Your call is free, no one will know you called and you may earn a cash reward. If you are a Tweeter, please follow me @HantsCrimestopp for regular updates.

PC Simon Wright



Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Temporary Road Closures

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Hampshire County Council is making an order to allow highway maintenance works to be executed.

ROADS TO BE CLOSED: those parts of the following roads:
1.    Wellsworth Lane, Rowlands Castle between its junction with Bowes Hill and its termination.
2.    Wellswood Gardens, Rowlands Castle between its junction with Wellsworth Lane and its termination.
3.    Meadowlands, Rowlands Castle between its junction with Wellsworth Lane and its termination.
4.    Chapel Gardens, Lindford between its junction with Chase Road and its termination (including spur roads).
5.    Grayshott Laurels, Lindford between its junction with Lynwood Close and its junction with Headley Road.
6.    Hamilton Close, Bordon between its junction with Mill Chase Road and its termination.
7.    Glen Road, Grayshott between its junction with Avenue Road and its termination.
8.    Avenue Road, Grayshott between its junction with Glen Road and its junction with Headley Road.
9.    Wheatley Lane, Kingsley between its junction with Sickles Lane and its junction with The Street.
10.    Sickles Lane, Kingsley between its junction with Wheatley Lane and its junction with Gold Hill.
11.    Stubbs Farm Lane, Kingsley between its junction with Isington Lane and its termination.
12.    Colemore Lane, Colemore between its junction with Monkey Lane and its junction with Petersfield Road.
13.    Shell Lane, Colemore between its junction with A32 and its junction with Colemore Lane.
14.    Becksteddle Farm Road, Colemore between its junction with Petersfield Road and its termination.
15.    Newmans Lane, Froxfield between its junction with Upper Bramdean Lane and Broadway.
16.    Broadhanger Lane, Froxfield between its junction with Broadway and its junction with King Lane.
17.    Drayton Lane, East Meon between its junction with West Meon Rd and its junction with Bereleigh House Ln.
18.    Old Down Lane, East Meon between its junction with Riplington Ln and its junction with Bereleigh House Ln.
19.    Pulens Lane, Petersfield between its junction with London Road and its junction with Heath Road East.
20.    Heath Road East, Petersfield between its junction with Pulens Lane and its junction with Sussex Road.
21.    Brook Lane, Selborne between its junction with Nore Hill Common Road and its junction with Empshott Road.
22.    Standford Lane, Headley between its junction with A325 Farnham Road and its junction with Hollywater Road.
23.    Sandy Lane, Liphook between its junction with A3 and its junction with Linchmere Road.
24.    Longmoor Road, Liphook between its junction with B3004 Headley Road and its termination.

ALTERNATIVE ROUTES:
1-7, 11, 14 & 24 – None Available.
8.    Glen Road, Headley Road.
9.    The Straits, Isington Road, Church Street,The Street.
10.    Main Road, Isington Road, The Straits.
12.    Monkey Lane, Colemore Lane.
13.    Colemore Lane, Petersfield Road, A32 Gosport Road.
15.    Highcross Lane, King Lane, Broadway.
16.    King Lane, Broadway.
17.    West Meon Road, Bereleigh House Lane.
18.    Bereleigh House Road, Riplington Lane.
19.    Heath Road, B2070 Dragon Street, College Street, B2070 Rameshill, London Road.
20.    Moggs Mead, Dragon Street, College Street, Rameshill, London Road.
21.    Mill Lane, Noar Hill, Common Road.
22.    Hollywater Road, Liphook Road, A325 Petersfield Road/High Street.
23.    Woolmer Hill Road, Critchmere Hill, Hindhead Road, Shotter Mill Road, B2131.

DURATION OF ORDER: From 27th October 2014 for a period of 18  months or until completion of the works whichever is sooner.  (Notwithstanding, it is expected that each closure will be required for no longer than 3 days between 9.30 am and 4.30 pm.)  Reasonable facilities will be provided to allow access to adjacent premises while the work is being carried out.
Further information at: www.hants.gov.uk/publicnotices. Telephone inquires to: Hampshire County Council, Roads and Transport 0845 603 5633

STUART JARVIS Director, Economy, Transport & Environment The Castle, Winchester, SO23 8UD