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James Birdseye and Lucy Davies start the new week with Petersfield’s local news and information.

You’ll also learn how you can share your messages of comfort and joy this Christmas with loved ones you cannot be with.

And flashing or solid, tinsel or beads? Lucy finds she has many choices to make this time of year. 

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Information transcript

Petersfield’s local news

Hampshire Constabulary is thanking our communities for continuing to restrict the spread of Covid-19 

As Hampshire and the Isle of Wight entered the new national tiered system of restrictions from Wednesday 2 December, Hampshire Constabulary is thanking our communities for continuing to restrict the spread of Covid-19 by following the government regulations. Limiting the spread of the virus is primarily the responsibility of public health, but Hampshire Constabulary play an important role in ensuring compliance with the legislation and mitigating risks for the public and the NHS at this important time.

Hampshire Constabulary is also providing vital crime prevention advice.

Throughout the pandemic, use of technology has boomed, with individuals using online solutions to purchase, access, and make use of goods and services more than ever before. If you’re buying presents online please make sure you check whether the site you’re using is reputable. You can find more advice on the Action Fraud website – www.actionfraud.police.uk.

Views from Butser Hill star in a new car advert.

Advertising agency executives, cast and crew were on Butser on Friday to film a new ad for the Mini.

They brought lights, gazebos and cranes for cameras to get the shots they wanted.

Two mini cars feature in the ad, and the crew also filmed a panoramic shot looking south from Butser Hill towards the coast.

Assistant producer Danny was busy at the film shoot. Between shots, he told us it was the beauty of our area that made the location so good.

Help available to protect your home against flooding.

Surface water flooding can happen for several reasons, such as heavy rainfall, blocked drains or overflowing rivers or streams. If homes are affected by flooding the council may help in some circumstances.

If you require guidance or support relating to flooding, you can call East Hampshire District Council during office hours on 01730 266551.

The council holds a limited stock of sandbags. It reserves its effort for genuine emergencies where homes are at imminent risk of flooding and where the householder is unable to help themselves with the elderly or vulnerable taking priority.If your home is known to be at risk of flooding, you are expected to take your own precautions.

Sandbags may be distributed for emergencies to prevent water entering habitable premises. They will not be provided for the protection of garden boundaries, garages, outhouses, etc. Occupied property takes priority over unoccupied property.And there’s more information to help you on the East Hampshire District Council website.

Town Mayor, Lesley Farrow is working with the local Salvation Army to provide festive hampers this year.

Requests for this year’s Mayor’s Christmas Hampers are likely to exceed 250.  These are being put together by The Salvation Army and will be available to pick up on Friday 11 December. 

The hampers will be put together this week (w/c 7 December) 

Funds have been received from East Hampshire District Council, Lions Club and The Salvation Army to support the hampers effort.

The Salvation Army will also be distributing Christmas Gifts to children of families in need.  The Salvation Army Band will be providing Christmas Carols in the streets of Petersfield and surrounding areas where possible.

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

They are:

9, 7, 1, 5, 2 and 8

There are ten winners in this week’s draw including five 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, the Adhurst Estate Allotments Association and Petersfield Lions.

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.

The best of luck to you.

Travel news

Delays on Ramshill continue where SSEN is installing a new interconnector between Petersfield and Fernhurst.

The bus stop outside Churcher’s College is closed and buses are stopping instead by Madeline Road. 

And the puffin crossing by the Esso Garage is suspended while those roadworks continue.

In Broad Way in Froxfield, Openreach is putting a new telegraph pole in today. They’ll need to close the road for a time.

Later this week, South East Water plans road works in Liss on Farnham Road.

And there are minor repairs planned on Madeline Road in Petersfield, North Stroud Lane in Stroud, Rotherbank Farm Lane in Liss and in Buriton on Sumner Road.

…and finally… the Hindhead Tunnel was closed overnight at the weekend and it’s happening again this coming weekend, the twelfth and thirteenth of December. If you’re planning to use the A3 at that time diversions will be in place.

On the trains

Planned engineering works at London Waterloo this weekend mean platforms 1-10 will be closed.

There’ll be a revised timetable in operation both ways through Petersfield, so it’s important to check before you travel on the South Western Railway website.