New opportunities at Shine Radio

After two thrilling weeks Petersfield’s Shine Radio is sounding great and gaining listeners. More than 1,000 people listened in our launch week, and our diverse family of presenters is sounding more and more confident on the air.

Please keep spreading the word – anyone can listen at

New opportunities

Right now there are some new volunteering opportunities with the project that may appeal to you or someone you know:

Features Organiser

If you’re well-organised and confident with computers you could help us file, catalogue and schedule audio features into our programmes. It would take about two to three hours of volunteering time each week, once we’ve settled into a good routine. You can do this from home on your own computer or laptop.


This is another satisfying opportunity for you if you have good computer skills and would like to help schedule the music and speech programmes into our output. We’ll train you on the software we use. Again, you can do this from home, connecting remotely to our systems.

Just send an email to us at, expressing your interest or to connect us with someone who you know would enjoy one of these opportunities.

News training

At 9am next Saturday, 5 September, TV’s Richard Gaisford will lead an online workshop on news gathering, bulletin writing and reading. He’ll demonstrate how simple, quick and fun it can be to produce valuable local news.

To be part of the online session and join the team that makes our daily bulletins, again, email and we can organise the link for you.

Morning Report – Friday 28 August

Suzie Wilde and Laura Sheppard are here with your essential information for Petersfield and its villages.

Today, TPS reopens to local groups and it’s the nominations deadline for the Petersfield Awards.

The programme now includes a summary of national and world news (recorded at 6am) plus, every Monday and Friday a Petersfield sports update with James Robbins and today Lucy Davies brings you the local weather forecast.

You make it shine

Send your information updates, and questions to or phone 01730 555 500.

Information transcript

I’m Laura Sheppard at Petersfield’s Shine Radio.

The Petersfield School is reopening its facilities to local groups from Tuesday.

The school has a range of indoor and external facilities that are used by sports and arts groups.

They’ve been closed since lockdown but finally reopen on Tuesday with protective measures in place.

Manager Sean Ridley says local organisations can’t wait for the school to reopen:

IN: “as we’re a school…”
DUR: 28”
OUT: “…see you on Tuesday”

And you can hear a full interview with Sean about the reopening at

The East Hampshire District Council Small Business grant scheme closes to new applications today.

The government has set up funding to provide ten thousand pound grants to small businesses that pay little or no business rates, because of small business rate relief, rural rate relief and tapered relief.

The council has already contacted eligible businesses, but encourages anyone who thinks they might be eligible for a grant and hasn’t heard to contact them.

As we say, the deadline is today.

Be careful not to put your bin out on the wrong day in the coming week.

Collection days are changing for one week only because Monday is a bank holiday.

It means collection days will be one day later than your usual scheduled day, so if you normally put your bin out on a Wednesday for example, please don’t move it to the roadside until Thursday.

East Hampshire District Council days its crews will be collecting on the following Saturday too.

They also ask us to put out our bins ready for collection by seven in the morning to assist the crew.

Collections will return to their usual days from Monday the seventh of September and there’s an online guide to recycling at the East Hampshire District Council website.

Nominations for the Petersfield Awards close today.

The annual celebration of the best of our town is organised by Steve Jacob and Ben Errey and this year there are seventeen awards in the scheme.

Against the backdrop of Coronavirus, there’s a prize for the best new business in Petersfield and the best estate agent.

The awards also seek to find Petersfield’s young achiever of the year, best restaurant and the year’s Petersfield Personality.

Petersfield’s school teachers get an award too with the Teacher of the Year category open to a public vote once the nominations are announced.

Voting takes place from September and an online awards ceremony is scheduled for the thirtieth of October.

Organiser Ben Errey says it’s a digital year for the awards:

IN: “We’re going completely online…”
DUR: 22”
OUT: “…our lovely town”

Last year, the organisers say more than one thousand nominations were received.

Here’s the link to the nominations form… you’ll understand why we didn’t read it out on the radio…

…onto the roads now…


SSEN work continues in Station Road, at the junction with Windsor Road, and Chapel Street is still blocked.

The new pedestrian crossing for Swan Street is still being finished off and traffic control continues there …

And, in Liss, temporary lights are scheduled to be in place on Hill Brow Road from today until Monday.

In Buriton, work continues to replace the boundary wall in the High Street, by the Old Rectory.

… and if we’re not saying what you’re seeing, please let us know – you can reach us on Petersfield 5 55 500 or via email,

That’s just about it from us today. Stephen Martin is here with the news tomorrow, so until then, have a great day.

TPS welcomes back local groups

The Petersfield School is reopening its facilities to local groups from Tuesday.

The school has a range of indoor and outside facilities that are used by sports and arts groups.

They’ve been closed since lockdown but finally reopen on Tuesday with protective measures in place as manager Sean Ridley explains to Stephen Martin.