Thursday, 18 December 2008
1. Queen Elizabeth Park: New low lite cycle path to be installed in February 09. At the same time we aim to get CCTV in place too. (a bid has been put into the community fund). Neighbourhood Watch planned for this area in January also.
2. Rectory Road: Double yellow lines to be advertised Feb and implemented in March to stop parking on grass verges. Also plan at same time some improvements to the small car park.
3. Empress Estate: Yellow lines going in unsafe road areas February.
4. Orchard Road: Parking meters to be hooded and not used at our request. This was agreed and will be actioned immediately, and trialed for 6 months.
5. Clockhouse roundabout: We complained about the new junction layout - were told the contractor building concept 2000 had done this without authority so work was to be 'undone', and put back to how it was.
6. Union Street: Any obstruction to drives to be reported to beat officeres who have power to ticket vehicles that are causing an obstruction.
7. Cove Green: Will get increased priority as a regeneration area.
8. Pinehust Avenue, Elles Close: 'Residents only' parking signs going up January
9. Cycle Plan for Farnborough is now getting some proper funding from the County Council, and a comprehensive plan will be complete by May 2009.
10. We now have a hit team to attack any badly maintained areas in the Borough. If you know of one - let us know too!!
You report it - we will sort it.
Wednesday, 17 December 2008
Tuesday, 16 December 2008
Wednesday, 10 December 2008
A room with a view
Monday, 8 December 2008
The research was commissioned by the Department for Health and looked at 40 separate alcohol policy options, including setting minimum prices per unit. It showed that reducing the quantity of cut-price alcohol on sale can reduce consumption and have significant effects on reducing related crime and ill-health.
The researchers estimated that a 40p per unit minimum price could reduce hospital admissions by 41,000 a year and save the NHS £116m a year in treatment costs. This minimum price level would also reduce crime by 16,000 offences a year.
The report also looked at the impact of a ban on cut-price alcohol promotions in supermarkets and off-licences, and suggested that wine drinkers would be hit hardest by such proposals. It said that a ban on discounts of more than 30%, while effecting wine consumption most, would have little effect on cheaper alcohol, such as lager and beers, selling for less than 30p a unit.
Targeting price increases at cheaper types of alcohol, particularly in bars and pubs where at-risk groups such as younger people do most of their drinking, would have an impact without unduly penalising moderate drinkers.
Read the full feature from The Guardian here
Addaction said proposals which will be announced by the Governmennt later this week may not include measures to stop cheap booze from being sold in supermarkets and off-licenses.
The charity analysed the price of drink from supermarkets including Tesco, Sainsbury’s and ASDA. Although the range of cheap alcohol on offer has shrunk over the past year, shops continue to offer low-cost “value booze”.
Tesco Value lager cost just 23p per can, or 26.1p per unit of alcohol. This was less than the equivalent volume of bottled water. Cider by the three supermarkets cost just 59p per litre, or less than a bottle of coke. The researchers also found that Sainsbury’s and ASDA had two-for-one deals on a well-known brand of 5.2% lager, and that value vodka was being sold for as little as £6.55 per bottle.
Read the full article from TimesOnline here
Friday, 5 December 2008
- The largest cell in the human body is the female egg and the smallest is the male sperm.
- It takes your food seven seconds to get from your mouth to your
- One human hair can support 3 kg (6 lb).
- The average man's penis is three times the length of his thumb.
- Human thighbones are stronger than concrete.
- A woman's heart beats faster than a man's.
- There are about one trillion bacteria on each of your feet.
- Women blink twice as often as men.
- The average person's skin weighs twice as much as the brain.
- Your body uses 300 muscles to balance itself when you are
- If saliva cannot dissolve something, you cannot taste it.
- Men who read this are probably still busy checking their thumbs.
Thursday, 4 December 2008
He had numerous convictions for Burglary, theft etc..
He said that other 'Nottingham Knoockers' would be coming to Hampshire before Christmas.
Officers have been told to arrest anyone selling door to door without a Pedlars Certificate.
If they knock your door - tell us immediately
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Visiting our troops in Helmand
Conservative MEPs must leave the EPP
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The best and worst of Shakespeare
How to bring down the BBC
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The Speaker must go
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Wednesday, 3 December 2008
Today was the day Labour lost its last shred of credibility. First we had a Queen's speech that was all about the short-term political prospects of the Prime Minister, and not the long-term future of this country.
Then Gordon Brown failed to support the Speaker's regrets about the search of Damian Green's office. His silence on the episode was deafening and damning. It's time for this Government to go.
Click on the video below to get the rest of my take on today's events.
Well - where else for Harlequins? Above is the shrine to Dodi and Diana which greets everyone that comes in the back door. I reached for my wallet when I saw that jeans were 40% off - but then realised they started at £300, so thought I would wait for the New Year sales.
I seem to have been following Jason Leonard MBE around the last few years http://www.rugbynetwork.net/main/s245/st50222.htm - I was at his testimonial dinner and last night discovered I was at his induction to the Harlequin Hall of Fame. I had a great night with a table full of extremely interesting people, some of which I met that night and some I have known for a good many years.
Jason Leonard getting the well earned induction into the Harlequin Hall of Fame
On our table was the Harlequin Director of Rugby (Head Coach) Dean Richards who is doing a fantastic job at Harlequins and has the fear and respect of the players. He has a stunning rugby career http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dean_Richards_(rugby_player)
Dean Richards and friends on our table - identities hidden to protect the innocent .. well guilty actually...
Tuesday, 2 December 2008
A resident in Winchester received call from a female from a company called
First Direct/First Response Alarm Co
Said salesman was in area and that they only sold to elderly. Man arrived gave name Paul Hardcastle and mobile number 0XXXX 31558
Pointed out how easy it would be to break into house and that there was a real risk of fire
Their system would alert police and fire service… a snip at £3300
When they did not agree price gradually fell to £1500 + £40 per month for police attendance
This is the 2nd complaint in a week
An elderly lady in Twyford gave them bank details set up direct debit, handed over a cheque for £3000 And a cheque for £45 made out to Hampshire Constabulary
Trading Standards waited for them ….an engineer from Bournemouth turned up. He had no connection with company and been hired to install system
Cheque & direct debit were cancelled
Monday, 1 December 2008
Please pass this on to neighbours.
1. Sunday afternoon around 1300 hours there were two suspicious males in the Westheath Road area.
They knocked on a door asking if the household owned a dog that looked like a fox that was lose in the area.
The female visitor and ex police officer stated that it was not theirs but was visiting so she would ask the occupant of the house if they knew if the neighbours had one.
She could not update the males as they had already walked away down Westheath Road.
The males were soaking wet and looked like they were seeing who was home or not.
The males were both around 17 years of age and white.
The first male had short dark hair was skinny and 5ft 8.
The second male was 5ft 9, skinny build, gaunt face, with hood up. They were not seen again.
2. The second incident involves a white transit van seen on Sunday 30th around 1300 hours again on Westheath Road.
The male driving this van stopped to speak to a lone female.
The male initially asked for directions to Farnborough Main Train Station and then offered the female a lift.
This was declined but shook the female. It is believed that this is the same male who was seen some 7-8 months previously under the same circumstances.
The number plate of the vehicle was not seen.
The driver is described as being white, 5ft 8-9, stocky, late 40s early 50s, short stubbly beard, uncombed medium length hair which was dark grey/white.
Can you all please be on the lookout and be careful.
The cover had been secured with rope and difficult to remove when wet.
There was no sign of the rope so it is suspected that it had been cut off and taken.
Fortunately nothing has been stolen
PLEASE MAKE ALL YOUR NEIGHBOURS AWARE AND TO BE VIGILANT.
IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFORMATION WHICH CAN ASSIST THE ENQUIRIY PLEASE LET US KNOW.