Who will win the Lion’s Treasure Hunt?

Suzie Wilde catches up with Jo Huxley of Petersfield Lions.

Hear about the current treasure hunt campaign, plans for a stall in Petersfield town centre this Saturday and how you can get involved.

Warning: may contain pumpkin soup

Lions Club volunteers in Petersfield Town Centre earlier in the year

Morning Report – Thursday 28 October

Good morning from the team.

Suzie Wilde is here with today’s essential local information for Petersfield and its villages.

Today, with information from the Petersfield Lions.

All that plus today’s travel news and Lucy Davies with Wednesday’s forecast of local conditions.

You make it shine

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

Our Crowdfunder Appeal closed on Tuesday

The generosity of Shine Radio listeners means we’ve exceeded our appeal target. Thank you – you really do make it shine.

Information transcript

Local news

To follow later this morning

the P pod – live from TheStudio@TPS

Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey present a star-studded night of live entertainment direct from The Studio @ TPS to mark fifty editions of Petersfield’s podcast, the P pod.

Guests include actors Hugh Bonneville and Abigail McKern, Petersfield celebrity Michael Auger from Collabro and local country artists Ward Thomas play live.

Photos

Next week

We’re direct from The Dandy Cat.

Morning Report – Wednesday 28 October

Good morning from the team.

James Birdseye and Lucy Davies present essential information for Petersfield and its villages.

Today, appeals from the police, a new fine dining restaurant is planned for our town and we look ahead to plans for Remembrance Sunday.

All that plus today’s travel news and Kate Fairweather with Wednesday’s forecast of local conditions.

You make it shine

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

Our Crowdfunder Appeal closed yesterday

The generosity of Shine Radio listeners means we’ve exceeded our appeal target. Thank you – you really do make it shine.

Information transcript

Local news

Hampshire Constabulary has launched a new scheme for road users to report dangerous incidents.

The Hants SNAP scheme is aimed at using submitted footage of dangerous incidents to protect road users across the region. The scheme has been through a near year-long pilot from August last year to June this year, during which it focused on incidents which placed the most vulnerable road users, such as cyclists and pedestrians, at risk.

Now, they are opening up the scheme to cover all road users and offences for which people can submit footage.

Under the scheme, footage of dangerous incidents can be submitted via an online portal. This can be from a dash cam, head cam or other recording device that is being legally used.

The footage must meet these criteria:

It must be reported within seven days

Should not be edited

Should not have been deleted from your device

Should not be shared on social media

Needs to show between one to two minutes either side of the incident

If it is from a collision, or an offence not listed in the criteria set out on the submission portal, then it will need to be reported by calling 101, or online via the force website.

Along with the footage, people will submit a witness statement and will be required to answer some basic questions to support their statement. This will then be reviewed by trained decision makers to assess whether any offences have been committed. They will consider whether action is proportionate and if there is sufficient evidence to prosecute any person involved.

For those who are prosecuted, outcomes could include an educational course, fixed penalty notice, court prosecution or a warning letter.

Summary Justice Unit manager Conor Curtis said: “Those who drive carelessly or dangerously on our roads will have action taken against them.

During the pilot (August 5 to June 30), 261 submissions were received, with formal action being taken in 29 percent of these.
Footage can be submitted by going to https://hants-snap-police.egressforms.com or via the Force website.

Bohunt School has announced its decision to close Bohunt Gym Club permanently.

The Gym Club has been running for 20 years, and used by thousands of children and their parents who have thought of the club as their gymnastic home over the years.

Steve Cowley, Head Coach, was instrumental in setting up the club, and has worked tirelessly to keep it going ever since.
All enquiries or comments should now be directed to Bohunt School (either enquiries@bohunt.hants.sch.uk, or 01428 724324).

The bohuntgymclub@outlook.com email address and this Facebook page will be kept open for a while for any messages for Steve or the team.

Hampshire Constabulary is asking for help from the public to locate a vehicle.

Following an incident last Thursday, the public are asked to be on the lookout for an old style dark coloured 5 series BMW with left hand drive and Polish plates possibly starting FZE or PZE. The vehicle is potentially linked to a robbery where a 68 year old man had a Rolex watch stolen from his wrist following a struggle.

The victim was approached by a woman between 17 and 25 who was described was being white, slim and around 5’6’’ with brown hair tied back into a ponytail. She was wearing a light coloured face mask, grey fleece and faded blue jeans with white trainers.

If you have any information about this incident please get in touch by calling 101 and quoting reference 44200262386 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

The Petersfield Society is organising its annual Clean-Up for Remembrance in a modified form this year.

Rather than a big group event, the society is offering to lend litterpicking equipment to volunteers for use when it is least busy in the areas they have offered to tidy up.

There won’t be a litter-sorting and analysis event this year either. However volunteers will be able to take two bags when they go litterpicking, enabling them to sort as they go along – plastic and glass bottles and aluminium cans will then be sent for recycling.

The process is based on Covid-secure guidelines from Keep Britain Tidy. Whilst it is disappointing not to have social contact during the event, the Petersfield Society, says it is keen to enable people to make a contribution to the dignity of the town for Remembrance Sunday.

Even though there won’t be a big parade, there will still be a small-group ‘final push’ starting early on the morning of Remembrance Sunday (8th November) to catch any debris from Saturday night that might be blighting the memorial and town centre.

To get involved email litter@petersfieldsociety.org.uk

A new restaurant is coming to central Petersfield

The team behind recruitment company Commodity has received planning approval to build a fine-dining restaurant next to the level crossing on the site of the Old Dairy.

The building will be set behind ornamental trees and is designed to accommodate up to 40 diners.

Owner Jacob Bloch says he wants to work with local farmers to showcase the diverse and sustainable products of the South Downs.

It’s the first time a fine-dining restaurant has been planned for the town since JSW closed its Dragon Street premises when its proprietor and chef, Jake Watkins, retired.

That restaurant was so well regarded it earned a Michelin Star.

Travel news

There’s not a great deal going on that’s expected to cause delays today. There are minor works being carried out by SGN on Grange Road, by Hampshire County Council on Queens Road and by National Rail at Kingsfernsden Lane.

The pedestrian junction is also still awaiting installation at the Winchester Road/Princes Road junction. Temporary traffic lights 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. SSEN continues to work on London Road on the hill out of Sheet.

There are also diversion routes in place around Rake on Hatch Lane, along the A272 by the West Meon Hut and between Hill Brow and Milland as well as between Harting, North Marden and Elstead.

And an early warning that from tomorrow night, the Hindhead Tunnel will be closed northbound overnight from 9pm until 9 the following morning for seven nights. It’s for overnight maintenance – and diversions will be in place via the A325, B3004 and A31.

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. Then at 4 o’clock it’s Harrison RB and the 50th edition of the P pod is here tonight at 7pm and 10pm with special guests and a live audience.

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.

Have a brighter day with Petersfield’s Shine Radio. You make it shine.

Morning Report – Tuesday 27 October

Good morning from the team.

Claire Vennis and Dave Bowers bring you today’s essential information for Petersfield and its villages.

Plus, Claire and Dave reflect on a rare live show that took place last night in Petersfield before a sell-out audience.

You make it shine

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

Our Crowdfunder Appeal closes today at 3.45pm

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

Information transcript

Local news

A teenager is in hospital with serious head injuries after an accident on Harting Hill.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the 15-year-old boy was travelling in a sports car which collided with a tree on Sunday morning.

The teenager was airlifted to hospital following the collision.

Police say the orange Caterham 7 in which he was a passenger left the road around 9.30am, collided with a tree and went down an embankment just south of the junction with the B2146.

Did you see the collision – on the road between Chichester and Petersfield – and in particular, were you walking in the area and assisted the occupants before the arrival of the emergency services?

If so the Police want to hear from you. They also would also like to see any dash cam footage of the car, which was travelling southbound followed by a green Lamborghini that also stopped at the scene.

If you can help please call 101 and quote Operation Milltown.

Stores across Petersfield are pulling together to help provide free lunches for vulnerable children.

A number of outlets have put plans in place to offer free food throughout this half-term week when Petersfield’s schools are closed.

It follows the campaign led by footballer Marcus Rashford for the government to stretch its free lunches plan until next easter.

MPs decided not to extend that provision in Parliament last week. Now Petersfield stores are stepping-up to show our town can do this itself.

Among those making contributions are The Townhouse, the Charles Street Tap, The George on the Square, Cloisters and Waitrose – whose grab bags are available between 11.30 and 1pm every day this week.

Another popular local event has been brought down by the Coronavirus.

The Liss Village Christmas Fair will not take place this year, but organisers at the Triangle Centre still want you to support their efforts.

The Triangle Centre will host a Virtual Christmas Market and the organisers say it is more important than ever to support local retailers this year.

The Triangle would like all local businesses to get involved.

If you would like to join the plan you can contact the Triangle Centre for an application form and more information.

We’ll put the email address at petersfieldradio.uk

The virtual market goes live on Monday of next week and will run right through until the end of January.

The Triangle Centre will also hold an online raffle and is asking for raffle prizes. 

tracey@liss-triangle-centre.org.uk

Listeners to Shine Radio have raised more than 1,800 pounds for the service.

The news comes as the community radio project closes its Crowdfunder Appeal today, having exceeded its fundraising target.

Organisers say they’ll use the money to bring live church services to radio listeners, including people in our community who are isolated or lonely.

They also want to invest in other aspects of the service so more people can find and enjoy the volunteer-run radio service.

Two listeners each pledged thirty pounds so they could be weather reporters for a day on Shine Radio. You’ll be able to hear how well they do over Christmas.

An audience of around 50 people enjoyed a live show in Petersfield last night.

The 50th edition of the popular local podcast the P pod was recorded before a live audience with special guests.

Actors Hugh Bonneville and Abigail McKern contributed to the show which was hosted by Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey.

The audience also enjoyed live music from Collabro’s Michael Auger and local country pop band Ward Thomas.

And you can hear the P pod here on Shine Radio this Wednesday evening at 7pm and 10pm.

Travel news

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.

And an early warning that from Thursday night, the Hindhead Tunnel will be closed northbound overnight from 9pm until 9 the following morning for seven nights. It’s for overnight maintenance – and diversions will be in place via the A325, B3004 and A31.

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.

Morning Report – Monday 26 October

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.

Wilde Walk – West Meon Trail

Suzie walks with Shine Radio presenters, Claire and Laura on the West Meon Trail, the un-used railway line between West Meon and Wickham.

Suzie would welcome supporters for the third book of her trilogy – Landfall. Find out the what the story is at:

https://unbound.com/books/landfall/

A new Wilde Walk airs on Petersfield’s Shine Radio every Friday and is repeated through the week. Or listen to the podcast at https://shineradio.uk.

Local schoolchildren strike gold with a treasure map

A class of Petersfield school children has raised more than one hundred pounds for the Shine Radio crowdfunder appeal.

Class 1G at Churchers College organised a fundraising treasure map after being inspired to raise the money by teachers at the school.

They collected a total of one hundred and fifteen pounds by selling spaces on the map for prizes. Students Isabelle and Barney said almost everyone in year 1 got involved.

They are talking to Churcher’s College academic registrar and Shine Radio volunteer Ian Crossman.

Crowdfunder Appeal

Crowdfunder logo

The Crowdfunder Appeal continues until Tuesday. 

If the appeal hits its target, Shine Radio will invest in equipment to bring live church services to radio listeners, including lonely and isolated people in our community.

You can find out how to support the appeal at https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/petersfields-shine-radio

Morning Report – Friday 23 October

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.

Year 8 student Lucy Heaton ran twenty five 2.5km runs in forty eight days
Year 8 student Lucy Heaton ran twenty five 2.5km runs in forty eight days

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.

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

Our Crowdfunder Appeal ends Tuesday

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

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.

Travel news

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. 

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.

the P pod – 21 October 2020

Direct from Refill & Replensh in the Folly Market, Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey bring you Petersfield’s weekly show of local stories and personalities.

Laura Hayward explains how Refill & Replenish came about and how the business is operating during the Coronavirus pandemic.

We hear the story of the cancelled town firework event from Dave Bishop of Petersfield Round Table

Jon Walker looks through the pages of this week’s Petersfield Post.

And there’s music from local artist Sydney Dejorney.

All that plus Petersfield’s events guide and an update on how you can get tickets for our next P pod recording which will be our fiftieth edition of the show.

Photos

Next week

Come along and see the P pod recorded live on stage. Tickets are free from https://thestudiotps.com/events/petersfields-shine-radio-presents-ppod-50/

Morning Report – Thursday 22 October

Good morning from the team.

Suzie Wilde and Dave Bowers present essential local information from Petersfield and its villages.

Today, the PACT Christmas Lunch is called off, a local pub changes hands and we update the latest on our Crowdfunder appeal to help isolated and lonely people hear live church services.

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

The Petersfield Post reports that East Hampshire District Council says the rental property it has invested in, with £114m of borrowed money, is performing as well as can be expected – even though rental income is falling.

Council property investment portfolio holder Councillor Tony Costigan believes the investment portfolio is performing well against other similar portfolios, particularly when set against the negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

He reported that rent collection for the first two quarters of the year were at 93.5 per cent and 90.4 per cent, and he expects to see a similar result in the third quarter as the economic slow-down caused by the pandemic continues to have an effect.

And there’s more on that story in this week’s Petersfield Post.

The annual Petersfield Area Churches Together Christmas Day lunch is the latest victim of coronavirus.

Lunch co-ordinator Brian Edwards, from the Salvation Army, cited the limitations imposed by the Covid regulations as the cause of the event’s cancellation.

The lunch traditionally provides companionship on Christmas Day for people who live alone, and is a popular and well-attended event, but Edwards insisted the health and safety of guests and volunteers was the organisers’ first priority.
Last year more than 50 people enjoyed the volunteer-cooked lunch in Petersfield Community Centre.

South Downs National Park has made good progress in the last year – but “much more” still needs to be done.

That is the message from Trevor Beattie, chief executive of the park’s authority.

He has reflected on the work that has been done since the Glover Review was published by central Government last year and he believes it was on the right track in most of its key areas – including engaging with young people and under-represented communities, improving accessibility and tackling the biodiversity emergency.

However, he feels much more remains to be done to address the long-term challenges facing protected landscapes.

He says the authority is working hard to turn the tide on biodiversity loss and is spearheading a number of innovative schemes, including Bee Lines, to create a new network of wildflower corridors, and Trees for the Downs, which plans to plant more than 8,500 trees this season.

A 19th century Petersfield pub has been acquired by new owners.

The Trooper Inn is located at the highest point in Hampshire, with views of the South Downs National Park.

The original building has a modern extension comprising eight rooms, as well as a restaurant and staff accommodation.

The name of the new owner has still to be released.

If you’re looking forward to seeing Petersfield’s Christmas lights, you’re going to need to be patient, after the installation date was put back.

They are now scheduled to be installed on 12th November.

Travel news

Hampshire County Council continues to work at the Causeway/Cranford Road junction and the pedestrian junction is still awaiting installation at the Winchester Road and Princes Road junction.

And the work on the Avenue is likely to take a few more days to complete, so do take care along there.

Meanwhile, in Liss, Andlers Ash Road continues to be restricted because of the new development going up there. And South East Water is working in Mill Road, so you can expect delays there.

SSEN continues to work on London road on the hill out of Sheet and Hampshire County Council is carrying out repairs in Garston Close, East Meon.

And, you won’t be surprised to hear, traffic restrictions and closed parking bays remain a fixture in The Square and along the High Street, in Petersfield. 

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 – 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.

IN: “Yes, it was..”
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OUT: “…was surprising to me”

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
  • 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

Rice Inspiration

Bored of Rice? No such thing.

Listen to James “Foodie” Fairweather inspire Noni by taking her on a rice dish inspiration of different rice grains from around the world. Originally broadcast as a two part special. You can now listen to it as a single podcast.

How many different rices do you use in your cooking?