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Good morning from the team.

Dave Williams and Alan Cosh present today’s essential Petersfield information.

Kate Fairweather looks ahead to the weather conditions for Monday, and James Robbins rounds-up the weekend’s Petersfield sports results and news.

And we’re all excited about tonight’s live show at The Studio @ TPS, and the latest progress with our Crowdfunder appeal.

Thank you if you’ve contributed – you make it shine.

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

Our Crowdfunder Appeal ends tomorrow

Thanks to the generosity of Shine Radio listeners we’ve reached our initial target but you can still contribute towards our stretch target of £5,000

You make it shine

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

Information transcript

Local news

The Petersfield Foodbank is short of supplies.

Shine Radio’s Mandy Parent reports;

Foodbank organisers say they still needs your help. This is despite receiving a large quantity of stock from local school children who celebrated the Harvest Festival.

Petersfield Lions have also donated food after promoting International Food Day last weekend.

Terry Doubleday runs the foodbank. He says he’d like Shine Radio listeners to help with donations of longlife milk, packets and tins of soup, Christmas treats and baby food.

You can drop them off at the Methodist Church today or Wednesday between 10 and midday.

Meanwhile, people and businesses in Petersfield are offering free meals for children this half term. 

The government introduced free meals for vulnerable children during school holidays during lockdown but MPs voted against extending the provision.

Now, The Townhouse, The George and The White Hart in South Harting and the Charles Street Tap are among outlets who say they’ll provide free meals or packed lunches to children who need them.

And Petersfield business owner Rebecca Hallam has launched a GoFundMe appeal. She says she wants to raise £2,000.

A local road safety group has identified multiple speeding hotspots.

Liss Speedwatch has only been running since September but says it has already found several places where vehicles are travelling up to 50 miles per hour in a 30 mile per hour zone.

The group highlights the area around the school on Hillbrow, Farnham Road, Station Road and the road from Liss Forest into Greatham as being of greatest concern. 

Campaigners in the group say these sort of speeds are frightening for pedestrians and other road users, and they want change before a tragedy occurs.

The group cannot prosecute drivers who speed, but it records the evidence with a mobile camera and passes details to the Police.

If you want to join the group we’ll put their email address at petersfieldradio.uk 

liss-speedwatch@hotmail.com

Petersfield could get a new fast food outlet.

Yum, the owners of the KFC brand, are hinting they could be close to agreeing a site in Petersfield for a restaurant.

The company has been looking for an appropriate place to open a drive-through KFC facility for months.

Several possible sites have been suggested, including on Bedford Road, Frenchmans Road or on the Buckmore Farm development.

Shine Radio asked KFC to comment but they’re staying tight-lipped for now. A spokesperson said “Nothing confirmed yet, but we hope to be winging our way to Petersfield soon – watch this space.”

Meanwhile, McDonald’s has applied for planning permission to erect new illuminated signs at its drive through by the A3 Winchester Road junction.

The plans include a large double-width digital menu board beside the drive-through car lane.

Tonight’s the night of the fiftieth P pod.

The popular podcast covers stories about Petersfield and meets some of our local personalities.

The P pod has been running for just over one year, clocking-up listening figures of more than five and a half thousand in that time.

Tonight the team records its fiftieth edition before a live audience at the Studio @ TPS.

Special guests Abigail McKern and Hugh Bonneville are scheduled to make an appearance and there’s live music from Collabro’s Michael Auger and local country band Ward Thomas.

Tickets have been strictly limited because the venue is running restrictions to stay Covid-safe.

You’ll be able to hear the show this Wednesday night at 7pm here at Shine Radio.

There were seven winners in this weekend’s East Hampshire Community Lottery, including people in Petersfield, Liss and Langrish.

Local good causes including Petersfield Town Juniors football club, the Rural Refugee Network and Petersfield Cricket Club are among those supported by this week’s winners.

Good causes receive fifty pence for every ticket bought in the community lottery scheme, and you can choose which good cause receives your donation.

And the winning numbers this week are:

Seven, one, zero, four, nine and six.

Congratulations if you’re among the lucky winners.

Travel news

The trains should be back to normal this morning after the railway was closed between Petersfield and Portsmouth yesterday… but do check before you travel.

On our local roads, expect delays through Sheet this week as the electrical interconnector work continues on the old A3.

The stretch between the Stodham Lane turn and the Ramshill Roundabout will all face trench work in the road or on verges over the coming days.

Temporary lights will control traffic.

In East Harting, the Street is partially closed for council patching work – that’s opposite the Turkey Island junction.

BT is working on Warren Lane in Froxfield.

And the traffic lights are still there in Liss on Andlers Ash Road.

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.

Dave Bowers is here from 9. Laura Sheppard at 11, Meg Allin from 2 and then at 4 o’clock it’s Harrison RB.. all right here on the brighter side.

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.

And tonight of course, many of us will be at the Studio @ TPS with Claire and Joff as they record the fiftieth edition of the P pod. Lots of special guests and fun to cheer us all up.

If you managed to get a ticket do come and say hello.Meanwhile… have a brighter day with Petersfield’s Shine Radio… where YOU make it shine.