Suzie Wilde and Dave Bowers welcome you to your morning update of essential local information.

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Information transcript

Petersfield beauty salons started conducting facial treatments once again at the weekend.

Government restrictions put in place during the Coronavirus outbreak were finally lifted on Saturday, meaning that close-contact treatments including eyebrow work and facials can be done again across the town.

Jo Wellberry manages a salon – she told us the relaxed rules come at a cost:

[Jo Wellberry audio]

Petersfield now has its own radio station. Shine Radio launched on Saturday at midday with a welcome from actor Hugh Bonneville, who lives locally, and the voices of people who live in Petersfield and the villages.

A special three-hour launch programme introduced listeners to the Shine Radio team and set-out the ambition for the service.

The station is run by the same team of volunteers who make the popular podcast the P pod and who introduced the Morning Report of essential local information during the Coronavirus lockdown.

Petersfield’s Shine Radio is now home to the Morning Report which will also continue to be available as a podcast.

Shine Radio is a twenty-four hour digital station and you can listen to it on any connected device including mobiles, computers, laptops and smart speakers.

There’s a new defibrillator now available in Rams Walk.

The device is fitted to the wall outside Waitrose, opposite Tilmore Brook, and is part of a growing network of defibrillators installed across the town.

Other units are at the Town Hall, in the former phone box by St Peter’s Church, inside the Grange Surgery, in Tesco, at Bluebird Care on Charles Street, outside the Swan Surgery, and at Herne Farm Leisure Centre.

If you need to use the new defibrillator outside Waitrose, you should call 999 to report the emergency and get a code to open the cabinet.

Two managers of the popular Petersfield Pulse discussion group on Facebook have stood down from running it.

In a statement to the page’s nearly twelve thousand users Jacky Strawbridge said founder Kathryn Ellis-Blandford has decided to step down as owner of the site for personal reasons, and Jacky Simpson is also ending her role as a moderator.

Petersfield Pulse managers have recently reported instances of online abuse and bullying. The group now has new rules and is asking its members to abide by them.

The iconic Shepherd statue in Rams Walk has been renewed and renovated.

Known as “the sheep” by many Petersfield people, the sculpture is made in clay by local sculptor Andy Cheese and was installed in 1997.

Decades of wear and tear have now been eradicated by Andy’s repair work, including damage done in an incident fifteen years ago:

[Andy Cheese audio]

Four local people are celebrating today after correctly guessing numbers in the weekend’s East Hampshire Community Lottery.

The winning numbers were 0 5 1 8 9 2 and three people from Petersfield and one from Liss correctly matched numbers in the six-digit string.

Three of the lucky players matched two numbers and win extra tickets in the scheme. One player from Petersfield matched three numbers and collects twenty five pounds.

The community lottery raises money for local good causes including Petersfield Town Juniors, HomeStart Butser and the Petersfield Community Radio project


Chapel Street is closed between the bottom of Lavant Street and Swan Street as SSEN continue digging for electricity.

Take care on Winchester Road where the new trading unit is being built – there will be some incursions onto the road by building vehicles there this week.

Hampshire County Council are replacing kerbs up on the Causeway this week.

And in Liss Network Rail are working, guess where, yep – on the railway. Expect delays at times on Station Road.

 … 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,

The Morning Report returns again tomorrow, but from Dave and me, for now, cheerio and have a great day.