Morning Report – Monday 3 August

Harrison and Lucy bring you today’s update of essential local information.

We talk to Petersfield salon owner Karen Dodds about the surprise instruction from government to cancel the planned re-introduction of facial treatments.

Share your information updates with us via team@petersfieldradio.uk or call 01730 555 500.

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Information transcript

Good Morning. Ringing in a new week – it’s Monday August 3rd.

And bringing you today’s fix of fact-check information for the Peterphere today it’s Harrison and Lucy.

How a local beauty business is feeling and coping with the recent announcement that there will not be a further relaxing of lockdown guidance until at least August 15th.

The winning number for this week’s East Hampshire Community Lottery as well as an update from the Town Council about the ongoing consideration of ways to make the Durford Road Crossroads safer following the fatal accident there last Thursday.

But first, Lucy has today’s top stories.

Many aspects of the coronavirus lockdown have now eased across the UK, but some restrictions have been reintroduced in parts of England, following a rise in the number of coronavirus cases.

What are the latest changes?

Some measures to ease restrictions in England, which were supposed to come into force on 1 August, have now been put back until 15 August at the earliest:

Indoor venues such as casinos, ice rinks and bowling alleys, which were due to reopen, will remain closed and live indoor theatre and concerts, which were due to resume with socially distanced audiences, will not take place. Similarly, pilot sporting events allowing limited numbers of spectators at Goodwood, the Crucible and The Oval, will not go ahead.
Two households are now able to meet indoors or outside, including overnight stays, but they should maintain social distancing throughout, unless they are part of the same support bubble. Indoor meetings of more than two households are not recommended, because of the higher risk of infection.

But households can meet with multiple others as long as each meeting is separate.
Outdoors, people from multiple households can meet in groups of up to six.

People who are clinically vulnerable and have been “shielding” have now been told by the government that they do not need to shield for the moment.

Following our Morning Report last week about the new town signs pointing in the wrong directions, you’ll be pleased to hear that the finger posts are all pointing in the right direction again! The Town Council says the signs were correct when they were put up, and asks if you see anyone adjusting the signs to let them know quickly so they can investigate.

What do you think of the new signs? And have you spotted any more that are wrong? Petersfield 5 55 500 is our number.

The Town Council has released a statement from the Mayor, Lesley Farrow, following the tragic accident on the Durford Road Cross Roads last week. Local representatives of the Heath Ward as well as representatives from the District and County Councils met at the first opportunity to discuss how, after yet another accident, improvements to the safety of the junction can happen as quickly as possible.

Plans are being developed and we promise this is a huge priority for all of us – we will keep you up to date.

This week’s winning numbers are: 966454

There were 2 winners on East Hampshire Community Lottery this week. You can see the full results via the latest draw section on the homepage. 50 pence of every ticket you buy goes to your chosen local good cause which, if you like, could be the voluntary project here at Petersfield Community Radio

The Government is running an ‘Eat out to help out’ scheme in August, giving 50% discounts up to £10 per person on sit-down meals out from Monday to Wednesday. Outlets that take part must apply the discount automatically on the entire bill except alcohol and service charges. The Government has launched a new postcode checker to help you find eligible outlets near you, which has attracted plenty of attention. There are 29 in our area, including The Half Moon, THe Spice Lounge and Gallery no 30.

And you’re up to date.

Thanks Lucy

Chat: Changes to lock down guidance and the effects they may/may not have. Thoughts on eating out/going to pubs.

Following the recent announcement that the expected lifting of further lockdown measures has now been postponed, we are joined again by local business owner Karen Dodds, owner of Time to Be Me in Pages Court.

INTERVIEW – listen to the programme to hear it

TRAVEL

Travel now – and hark the ongoing refrain, SSEN continue their works to install new cabling across Petersfield and are still working on the Swan Steet/Charles Street cross roads. There are traffic control measures in place there which may cause delays.

The County Council is carrying out a number of works on the Square and along the High Street to widen walkways but these are not expected to cause delays.

The County Council also start works on Pitcroft Lane near Buriton today which are expected to cause some delays although the County Council works on Buriton High Street are not expected to do so.

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, team@petersfieldradio.uk.

WEATHER

A dry start and largely sunny throughout the day with cloud developing at times and the chance of a few showers. Feeling warm with light winds, highs of 24.

Dry tomorrow and Wednesday with warm sunshine and some cloud around.

And we love to hear from you – this is community radio where you make it shine.

Call Petersfield 5 55 500 or drop us an email, team@petersfieldradio.uk, if you want to suggest a story – or find us on social media and join in the conversation.

Tomorrow’s morning report will be brought to you by Joff & Claire so until then have a marvellous Monday.

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