Morning Report – Wednesday 21 October

Good morning from the team.

Lucy Davies and Laura Sheppard are here with your essential local information for this wet Wednesday.

And, good news… James Birdseye is back on air after his hospitalisation with Covid-19. He drops in for a chat with Lucy about what he’s missed during his treatment.

Send information updates to team@petersfieldradio.uk or call us on 01730 555 500.

Meanwhile… please help us reach our Crowdfunder total – only a few days to go and we must receive pledges of £1,800 or we get nothing. That’s how Crowdfunder works and it’s giving us sleepless nights!…

You make it shine

Send your information updates, and questions to team@petersfieldradio.uk or phone 01730 555 500.

Information transcript

Local news

Petersfield’s Shine Radio’s Crowd funder appeal is reaching it’s final stages.

The campaign has been open since the start of the month and currently has a pledge total of £1,315

The campaign aims to raise £1,800 to support the purchase of equipment which will allow the volunteers at Shine radio to broadcast church services from St Peter’s Church to those who are isolated and vulnerable in our local community. The final date for pledges is 27th October and more information can be found at https://crowdfunder.co.uk/petersfields-shine-radio

A local church based co-operative group has had to cancel its annual Christmas lunch event due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Petersfield Area Churches Together (PACT) Christmas Day Lunch Committee, sadly announced earlier this week that the event will not take place this year, due to the limitations imposed by the Covid-19 regulations.

The lunch, which provides companionship on Christmas Day for people who live alone, is a popular and well attended event, but the committee said that the health and safety of the guests and volunteers is their first priority.

Police received a report of suspicious activity in Upper Heyshott in Petersfield.

Nothing was stolen or damaged on this occasion but an individual was reported to be walking alongside a vehicle at around 04.10 hrs.

Police have issued advice to help to prevent similar incidents. When you leave your vehicle make sure the doors of your vehicle are locked and the windows and sunroof are shut.

  • If you have a garage, use it.
  • Do not leave anything in your vehicle, including the boot. A jacket or coat left behind may be of very little value to you, but a thief may think it has been used to hide a laptop or handbag and will break into your vehicle to find out.
  • If you have a removable music system, take it with you.
  • Make sure you do not leave documents which have your name on in your vehicle.
  • Do not leave your sat-nav in your vehicle and don’t forget to remove the cradle and wipe the suction marks from your windscreen.
  • If you have a house / shed / garage alarm or security lighting use it.
  • Look out for your neighbours and any vulnerable people in your community.
  • Report suspicious activity to the police on 101 or anonymously via the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111

A Local Pick Your Own farm has opened it’s pumpkin patch for the Halloween season.

Durleighmarsh Spooky Green pumpkin patch is now ready for picking – but note earlier closing time on Sunday of 3pm, with the fields closing half an hour before that.

Although the Cut Flowers season is coming to an end, other produce also available from the farm shop includes Broccoli, Curly & Purple Kale, Cavello de Nero, Beetroot, Chard/Spinach & herbs.

Opening times for October:
Monday to Saturday – 9am to 5pm
Sundays – 10am to 3pm

The first guests for next week’s live P pod recording are announced today.

We can reveal that joining Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey on stage at the Studio @ TPS next Monday will be…

Local poet and actor Abigail McKern and Collabro singer Michael Auger. They’ll both be performing live.

It’s a rare chance for you to see the P pod being recorded live before a live audience as Petersfield’s weekly podcast of local stories, personalities and voices reaches its fiftieth edition.

The event takes place on Monday evening. Tickets are free but strictly limited so the venue can remain Covid-safe so book now to be sure to be in the audience.

And we plan to announce further special guests later in the week.

Travel news

Hampshire County Council is continuing work at the Station Road/Oaklands Road junction as well as the Causeway/Cranford Road junction and the pedestrian junction is still awaiting installation at the Winchester Road/Princes Road junction.

There’s work on the Avenue in Petersfield too so take care along there.

Andlers Ash Road in Liss continues to be restricted because of the new development going up there.

And as we are very used to now – traffic restrictions and closed parking bays remain a fixture in The Square and along the High Street. There are also diversion routes in place around Langrish, East Tisted, Selbourne and East Meon.

SSEN continues to work on London road on the hill out of Sheet and there’s digging between Rogate Road and Elmers Marsh Lane and on Fernhurst Road in Milland.

There are also works taking place in Exton and East Meon whilst Hampshire County Council carry out repairs. 

And if we’re not saying what you’re seeing around town, let us know: call us on Petersfield 5 55 500 or email team@petersfieldradio.uk

Have a brighter day

Do stay with us through the day at Petersfield’s Shine Radio.

You can join us on the brighter side by listening on any connected device at petersfieldradio.uk. You can also ask Alexa to enable Petersfield’s Shine Radio on an Amazon Echo smart speaker, or you can search “Petersfield” on the Tunein App.

Don’t forget you can catch the latest episodes of the P pod, with Claire and Joff, later today and throughout the week or by visiting petersfieldradio.uk, where they are available on demand.Have a brighter day with Petersfield’s Shine Radio… where YOU make it shine.

Morning Report – Tuesday 20 October

A debate about noisy and sometimes speeding motorbikes on our local roads, and television’s Nick Knowles has been in Petersfield to film a new BBC series.

Laura Sheppard and Noni Needs have all today’s essential local information, with weather from Lucy Davies.

Send information updates to team@petersfieldradio.uk or call us on 01730 555 500.

You make it shine

Send your information updates, and questions to team@petersfieldradio.uk or phone 01730 555 500.

Information transcript

Local news

Councillors have taken complaints about fast and noisy motorbikes to a local MP.

A wave of complaints about noisy and sometimes speeding bikes has been received by local councillors from people who find it too much.

They held a meeting with East Hampshire MP Damian Hinds to raise the issue.

Councillor Nick Drew says the complaints are about both noise pollution and safety.

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And you can hear more from Councillor Drew later this week at petersfieldradio.uk

Television’s Nick Knowles was filming in Petersfield yesterday for a new series.

The presenter was recording for a show called Close Calls: On Camera in which members of the public have lucky escapes from everyday events that became near-disasters.

The production company that makes the show is based in Southampton and its team in Petersfield yesterday told us they chose our town for its range of attractive backdrops, so expect to see some familiar places when the programme is broadcast.

Nick Knowles and his team filmed in the town centre and also atop Butser Hill.

Close Calls: One Camera will be broadcast on BBC One starting next Monday.

The army’s Longmoor Training Area is closed to the public until Friday.

The Army is conducting increased military activity on its defence training estate between those dates and has enacted Military Lands Bylaws to close the land.

If you like to walk your dog at Longmoor it’s best to stay well away during these dates because of the sudden noise of firing.

There will be range firing throughout the closure period including late night firing on Thursday and Friday.

The Army says that if you ever see red flags or red lights hoisted on any military land there will be a risk to life and you must not enter at any time

The South Downs National Park Authority is asking the Government to change how Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and National Parks are paid for.

Currently the South Downs National Park is awarded funding each year, giving those in charge little certainty over the fate of long-term nature restoration projects.

And CEO Trevor Beattie has been quoted in the i newspaper as saying that Landscape and biodiversity changes don’t happen overnight. He says it’s a long-term process that needs long-term security of funding.

His comments came as conservation groups warned that the UK Government must back up the PM’s pledge to increase the amount of land protected for nature, with more funding and support to drive nature restoration.

At a virtual UN summit on biodiversity, Boris Johnson announced the UK would protect at least 30 per cent of UK land for nature by 2030.

Thieves are stealing catalytic converters from cars in our area.

East Hampshire Police has issued advice to help you prevent these thefts. They say you’re particularly at risk if your vehicle has a high chassis. Hybrid vehicles are also targeted.

It’s the valuable metals inside a catalytic converter that make them so attractive to criminals.

To keep yours safe, ask your car dealer for advice on locks, cages or guards that are approved by the vehicle manufacturer.

The Police also say:

  • Park your car in a locked garage where possible, and if this isn’t an option for you, then leave it in a well-lit area.
  • Park alongside other cars in car parks and face your bonnet towards a wall if you can.
  • Avoid parking half on the pavement, which makes the underside of your vehicle more accessible.
  • And if your catalytic converter is ‘bolted on’ you can have the bolts welded shut.
  • Again, your vehicle dealer will have specialist advice for your choice of car.
  • And… if you see someone acting suspiciously under a vehicle, report it to the police.

Travel news

Hampshire County Council is continuing work at the Station Road/Oaklands Road junction as well as the Causeway/Cranford Road junction. 

And as we are very used to now – traffic restrictions and closed parking bays remain a fixture in The Square and along the High Street.

There are traffic control measures in place where a pedestrian crossing will be installed by Hampshire County Council on the WInchester Road/Princes Road junction. The junction’s complete now, but the crossing is yet to be installed.

SSEN is making progress on the old A3 with its new cable ducting work. The digging is moving along London Road in Sheet, between Rogate Road and Elmers MArsh Lane and on Fernhurst Road in Milland.There are also works taking place in Exton and East Meon whilst Hampshire County Council carry out repairs.

… 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, team@petersfieldradio.uk

Have a brighter day

Dave Bowers is here on Shine Radio at 9 this morning, Laura Sheppard  from 11, Meg Allin takes you through the afternoon from 2 and Harrison RB brings it all together at 4 with news, information and the brighter mic of great music.

You can listen live online at https://petersfieldradio.uk, via smart speakers; on the Tune-In app; or on any connected device.

Please help us spread the word and have a brighter day with Petersfield’s Shine Radio… where YOU make it shine.

Talking Books – October 2020

It’s Halloween. Tim hates ghost stories and Suzie loves them. That’s not their only difference of opinion.  Tim meets Bob Stone, owner of Write Blend books in Liverpool, and I talk rainbow shelfies and Giles Coren’s end of books with author and bookstagrammer Mel Rogerson. 

The books discussed in the October edition are:

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman, Summer Water by Sarah Moss, This Mournable Body by Tsitsi Dangarembga, Never Greener by Ruth Jones, Because of You by Dawn French, 100 Great Black Britons by Patrick Vernon OBE and Dr Angelina Osborne, Redhead by the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler and finally Normandy 44 by James Holland.

Links to Mel Rogerson’s sites are:

http://www.thebookfamilyrogerson.com/

http://www.instagram.com/thebookfamilyrogerson

Talking Books is broadcast on the third Monday evening of the month at 8pm on Petersfield’s Shine Radio and than repeated at other times during the month.

Money Moment with Martin Bamford

Informed Choice independent financial planners is a specialist investment company in Petersfield, which can help you make decisions about money.

Every week, Martin Bamford compiles a selection of money stories that will help you keep in touch with our changing world as you consider how best to spend and invest.

This week

More help with energy bills if you’re struggling, more evidence of booming housing prices, a big fine for BA after a data breach at the airline, possible fraud in the Furlough scheme and how would you like cashback without having to make a purchase?

All with Martin Bamford and presented with Informed Choice, independent financial planners of Petersfield.

Martin Bamford

Be informed and plan for your future with the Money Moment from Petersfield Community Radio. Sponsored by Informed Choice.

Morning Report – Monday 19 October

Harrison RB and Lucy Davies present your essential local information for Petersfield and its villages.

James Robbins reports on the weekend’s local sports results.

Send information updates to team@petersfieldradio.uk or call us on 01730 555 500.

You make it shine

Send your information updates, and questions to team@petersfieldradio.uk or phone 01730 555 500.

Information transcript

All this to come later this morning…

Local news

Travel news

Have a brighter day