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Harrison RB and James Birdseye bring you today’s essential local news and information for Petersfield and its villages.

As we get used to being sandwiched between tier 4 areas, we confirm where we should not travel to for non-essential purposes.

James Robbins updates Petersfield’s local sporting action.

And we look ahead to some of the treats in store this Christmas on Petersfield’s Shine Radio.

Doorstep Carols

Just a reminder that we’re running Doorstep Carols again on Christmas Eve because of popular demand and the fact that you can never have too many carols at Christmas.

Doorstep Carols return on Christmas Eve

You make it shine

You can help to update the information we share via email to team@petersfieldradio.uk or by calling Petersfield 01730 555 500.

Information transcript

Petersfield is now sandwiched between areas that are moving into the new more stringent tier 4 zone.

Ian Crossman reports.

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Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, is urging residents to ensure they have their say on the level of contribution they are willing to make towards the cost of local policing.

Laura Sheppard has more…

This year, the Government has given Police and Crime Commissioners the flexibility to set the policing precept of the council tax for 2021/22 from £0 up to a £15 increase (7.1%) (based on Band D properties).

In an early survey this year, Police and Crime Commissioner asked local residents from the Hampshire Constabulary policing area if they would support an increase. To date, 58% are in support of an increase.

The Chief Constable and her team have advised that a 2.5% increase (10p per week) would enable the Chief Constable to maintain what was achieved last year. An increase above this, up to 7.10% (29p week based on a Band D property) would enable the force to build on what has been achieved, take the fight to criminals and to start to reduce crime.

Michael Lane, the Police and Crime Commissioner, would like your views on this year and ask whether investing more to help reduce crime to make communities even safer is something that you would support by completing the survey.

https://survey.alchemer.eu/s3/90301695/policingbudgetsurvey

Further grant information is available for local businesses.

The local restrictions support grant is a mandatory grant to help businesses that have been required by law to close since the introduction of tier two restrictions in the district.

A grant will be paid to cover each two-week period of tier two restrictions to eligible businesses.

Businesses with more than one qualifying property will receive a grant for each property.

You do not need to apply to receive this grant again unless the district moves into a different tier of restrictions.

The rate of payment will be:
for properties with a rateable value of £15,000 or under, grants to be £667 per two weeks
for properties with a rateable value of over £15,000 and below £51,000, grants to be £1,000 per two weeks
for properties with a rateable value of £51,000 or over, grants to be £1,500 per two weeks

The applicant must be the ratepayer. The business is eligible if it has been open as usual and providing in-person services to customers from their premises, and then required to close from 5 November 2020 due to the national lockdown.
businesses that are required to close are listed on the GOV.UK website

The Hampshire coronavirus helpline will continue to provide support through the festive period.

It’ll be running for people struggling to cope with the effects of the pandemic, and can be reached on (O TRIPPLE 3) 0333 370 4000.

Christmas dates for the helpline/LRC: 21-23 Dec – 9-4.30 (Helpline & LRC)
24 Dec – 9-4.30 (Helpline)/10-3 emergencies only (LRC)
25th Dec – CLOSED (Helpline & LRC)
26-28 Dec – 10-3 Helpline – no LRC
29-31 Dec – 9-5 (Helpline)/10-3 emergencies only (LRC)
1 Jan – CLOSED (Helpline & LRC)
2-3 Jan – 10-3 Helpline – no LRC
4 Jan onwards – 9-4.30 (Helpline & LRC)

The winning numbers in this week’s East Hampshire Community Lottery are out.

They are:

6 9 9 3 3 and 0

There are sixteen winners in this week’s draw including six from Petersfield.

Every ticket bought in the lottery earns money for local good causes.

Among the local organisations supported by this week’s winners are the Rosemary Foundation, Petersfield Town Juniors and the Liss Men’s Shed.

Petersfield’s Shine Radio is another good cause you can choose when you buy tickets in the East Hampshire Community Lottery.

Good causes receive fifty pence for every ticket you buy.