Good morning from the team.
Harrison RB and James Birdseye bring you today’s local informaton for Petersfield and its villages.
Kate Fairweather has the forecast for the Petersphere and James Robbins looks ahead to the weekend’s local sporting fixtures and the story of TPS student Lucy Heaton.
Also, we discuss the effects of Covid-19 after James Birdseye was hospitalised with symptoms of the condition. We’re so thrilled to have him back.
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Police Witness Appeal
Hampshire Constabulary is appealing for information related to a robbery that took place on Station Road in Liphook on Tuesday.
The public are asked to be on the lookout for an old style, dark coloured BMW 5 Series with left hand drive and a Polish index number possibly starting FZE or PZE.
The suspect is described as being white, slim and around 5’6″ tall. She had light brown hair tied back in a ponytail and a light coloured face mask. She was also wearing a white or grey fleece, faded blue jeans and white trainers.
The woman and the vehicle are potentially connected to a robbery in Liphook where a 68 year old man had a valuable watch stolen. After a struggle the man realised his Rolex Submariner watch was missing from his wrist. The watch is described as being steel and gold, with a royal blue face and white and gold hands.
The robbery is similar to two other crimes committed earlier this year. If you have any information in relation to these crimes please call 101 and quote the reference 44200262386.
Hinds backs plan to tackle noise offences
East Hampshire MP Damian Hinds is supporting a proposal to bring forward a bill in the House of Commons to help the police better enforce both speeding and noise offences.
The proposal, that is being championed by Andrew Griffith MP, would make missing or false number plates on cars or motorbikes subject to licence penalty points rather than just the current fixed fine.
This could make it easier for the police to prevent the noise offenses that blight the lives of residents in and around Petersfield.
In other news from Westminster, this week Hinds voted against extending the government’s funding of free school meals until Easter 2021, despite the campaign led by footballer Marcus Rashford to secure funding for school meals.
Hampshire Highways launches new sustainability plan
Hampshire Highways has announced its four-year Carbon Strategy to reduce emissions in all highway operations. It outlines the organisation’s commitment to mitigating against the impact of climate change, and explains the measures being taken.
The strategy is to reduce energy use in all areas, including maintenance, buildings and depots, and a reduction in the use of vehicles and fuel. Climate change will continue to bring challenges to Hampshire’s highways as we see more intense periods of heavy rainfall and hot weather.
The Carbon Strategy has been recognised in the 2020 shortlist for Highways Magazine’s Environmental Sustainability Award.
Petersfield Museum adds historic sign to collection
The Petersfield Museum has added a historic local sign to its collection.
There are a number of mileposts that ran through Petersfield along the London to Portsmouth road, but the cast iron signs became redundant when the A3 bypass was built. The sign reads “51 Miles from London, One to Petersfield, 18 to Portsmouth”. Others remain in places around the town.
The team hopes to launch its new museum early next year, having secured funding from the government’s Cultural Recovery Fund.
No one injured in A3 crash
Police Officers have said it was “amazing” that no one was injured in a collision that took place on Wednesday morning on the A3 just north of Petersfield.
The incident involved two cars as one drove the wrong way on the road and was attempting to turn around.
It took place at 7AM and caused heavy rush-hour delays.
Work continues on London Road, with temporary traffic lights operating in a three way system so short delays can be expected there.
Due to planned engineering work there will be a bus replacement service between Petersfield and Portsmouth all day this Sunday. The work will also affect the Great Western and Southern services. Trains should be operating as usual heading north to London Waterloo.
Traffic restrictions and closed parking bays remain a fixture in The Square and along the High Street.
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