New Forest Residents Urged To Follow Home Security Tips

As the nights draw in, New Forest residents are reminded to follow some simple tips to increase their home security.

This comes after four burglaries at insecure properties in New Milton over the weekend.

For the tips and further information: http://news.hampshire.police.uk/pressreleases/new-forest-residents-urged-to-follow-home-security-tips-2712103

Message Sent By
Phil Rogers (Police, Corporate Communications Officer, Hampshire Corporate Communications)

Suspicious Behaviour

In Hyde, a neighbour has reported one or two men behaving suspiciously on his property in Pentons Hill on 19 July.  He was in his house when he heard voices close by.  On looking out of the window he saw a man described as of middle European appearance wearing a dark jacket (in these hot temperatures) and a baseball cap.  When he was spotted he pointed to the front door of the house.  When the householder went to the front door, the man had disappeared rapidly and was nowhere to be seen.

Please be aware of people behaving suspiciously, particularly in this hot weather when you may have doors and windows open.

Local PCSO attending at Hockey’s Farm Shop

PCSO Amy WADDINGTON  will be at Hockey’s Farm Shop on the following dates, please feel free to have a chat with her about any local policing matters:

  • Monday 17th July 10:00-10:30
  • Saturday 12th August 11:00 – 11:30
  • Wednesday 20th September 14:00-14:30
  • Saturday October 7th October 11:00-11:30
  • Saturday 11th November 14:00-14:30
  • Wednesday 20th December 11:00-11:30

Avian flu: latest news for poultry keepers

There have been changes in the way Avian flu is being dealt with. In some areas measures have been eased somewhat, however there is a large part of our Parish in which the stronger measures will still apply.

All the latest details are here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/avian-influenza-bird-flu-in-winter-2016-to-2017

and there is an excellent guide for backyard poultry keepers: ai-birdflu-factsheet-170225

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Cycling event Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th April 2017

UK CYCLING EVENTS
Event Plan – New Forest Spring Sportive
Introduction
UK Cycling Events organise amateur non-competitive cycling events in the UK. These events support amateur cyclists by selecting low traffic, interesting and scenic routes which can be cycled at various lengths to suit all abilities.
UK Cycling Events provides a support infrastructure for these events including:
 Organisation
 Food and Water stations
 Breakdown assistance
 Route marking and monitoring
 General First Aid at food and drink stations as well as support vehicles
The aim of the event is to provide an environment for cyclists of all ages to have a safe and enjoyable cycle.
Event Details
Date: Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th April 2017
Name: Wiggle New Forest Spring Sportive
Start / Finish Venue: Somerley House
Routes: 3 routes 83 miles / 66 miles / 29 miles
Estimated Riding Numbers
 Epic Route: 350
 Standard: 300
 Short: 200
Event Management
Contact: 01425 653372
The Event Manager will be responsible on behalf of UK Cycling Events for all aspects of the organisation and smooth running of the event, including the administration of the Health & Safety policy and Emergency procedure.
One event co-ordinator will be positioned at all times at the event base and will have adequate means of bespoke communication with all of the event staff, food and water stations as well as the mobile support vehicles.

Avian Flu – latest from DEFRA

Precautions against ‘Bird Flu’ are not just for commercial enterprises.

The latest from DEFRA can be viewed online here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/avian-influenza-bird-flu-in-winter-2016-to-2017

If you find one or more dead gulls, waders, ducks, geese and swans (webbed feet, long legs or long neck) or five or more of any species the DAERA Helpline should be contacted at 0300 200 7840.