Local Burglaries On Monday 14 September there was a series of local burglaries and the police are asking for information. Two houses in Manor Way, Lee were entered between 11.25am and 12.20pm and one in Stubbington Lane at around 1.00pm. A further burglary occurred in Rayley Road Locks Heath between 11.00 and 3.00. The police are treating them as linked and have asked that if anyone saw anything suspicious would they contact the investigating team via 101 quoting 44200356741 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via their anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org . Meanwhile, a reminder to lock doors and windows when you are out and keep car keys away from doors.
Garden Waste Collection At a meeting on September 24, councillors will decide whether to stop the current free waste sacks. Residents who join the new service could have to pay an extra £1.48 per week, in the first year. This includes a one-off cost to buy a new bin and would cost £1.15 per week in the years after. If you wish to feed in your views, please write to the councillors.
Road closure Posbrook Lane will be closed on Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 September from 08.00 to 16.00
Giving Birds a Chance We are grateful to one of our members for this note; those who were present at the AGM in February will remember the same message from Bird Aware Solent. The foreshore at low tide is like a big dinner table for many species of birds both local and visiting Hill Head. All summer it has provided protein in the form of small invertebrates and bivalves - worms and shellfish to you and me. To see the large flocks of young Terns catching sand eels in the shallows is especially pleasing as they get ready for their long journey south. They don't have much time in between the tidal flows and if they are disturbed they get even less. So next time you take your dog for some exercise across the sands and shingle do give a thought to leaving the birds in peace and keep your pets on a lead, or try and steer clear of any flocks by staying near the high water line. We will have many visiting birds to the Haven in the next few months - to survive the winter they need their fuel and, just as important, they need our help to thrive.
Planning application A revised application for houses as Meon Farm has been submitted: P/20/0092/FP. HHRA will consider it and put in comments, which are likely to be very similar to our earlier ones. Members may also wish to do so.
Scams As we reported in an earlier Update, a telephone call allegedly from "NHS Test and Trace" - "Our system has alerted us that you have been in contact with someone who has Covid symptoms, so you will need to self isolate and obtain a self-test kit from us at a cost of £50........etc...." Other Latest Scams - 1. From "Royal Mail" - "Your parcel could not be delivered; please open the link to the tracking details." 2. "An 85-year old has produced a new app - make money".... etc. 3. "Iceland" gift card. 4. "Meds that cause......problems " (in the same large red lettering as many others). 5. "Ducky Luck" (same lettering)." 6. "Controversial Wait Loss ....." (Note spelling! Same red lettering). 7. Various other gambling or quick-earning opportunities. 8. "TalkTalk Notification - click here to avoid being disconnected." 9. "Amazon - can you confirm your log-in details...etc." Usually one can tell that the sender is not legitimate because the message is coming from a strange distortion of the legitimate address.
Anti-Social or Suspicious Behaviour Just a reminder that, although we do of course like to know of any concerns, rather than just telling us the following day or after the weekend when the trail has gone cold, the chances of achieving appropriate action are far greater if the police are contacted immediately on 101 or via www.hampshire.police.uk .