Lucy Davies and Noni Needs bring you Wednesday’s essential local information.

Today, a theft at allotments in Sheet, a warning about the Asian Hornet and how are you getting on with the Rule of Six?

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Information transcript

People in Petersfield are still getting used to the new Rule of Six.

The rule is now accompanied by further Government guidance and a list of exemptions.

Schools, places of work and organised sports all enjoy exemptions as do religious events, protests, voluntary and charitable services. 

Hampshire Police says it is taking a staged approach to managing compliance, as Stephen Martin reports:

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And for full details of guidance, restrictions and exemptions see

Allotments in Sheet have been targeted by thieves.

Two rotavators, a lawnmower and a brush cutter were taken in a theft on Sunday night from the allotments on Waterworks Road.

The equipment will cost around two thousand pounds to replace.

Steve Amos, of the Adhurst Estate Allotment Association, says he’s concerned the thieves may come back for more:

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Have you seen an Asian Hornet in the Petersfield area?

The National Bee Unit has confirmed that monitoring is underway for the invasive insect after a sighting just down the road in Gosport.

Mandy Parent reports:

Asian hornets are not generally aggressive towards people unless they perceive a threat to their nest, but they do pose a risk to honeybees.

Asian hornets are also sometimes known as yellow-legged hornets because their legs transition from brown to yellow at the ends. They also have an orange face.

If you suspect you may have seen an Asian hornet you can report it using the ‘Asian Hornet Watch’ app or via the link and email address we’ll post at

Petersfield based charity Fitzroy is now just more than 2 weeks into its Around the World in 80 Days challenge.

The challenge asks supporters to help the charity ‘travel’ 25,127 miles, the distance of circumnavigating the globe, by any means available to them.

So far they’ve raised more than two and a half thousand pounds. 

If you want to get involved you can sign up at 

A Petersfield charity branch has received more than four thousand pounds from a local auction.

Auctioneers John Nicholson raised the money in a competitive bidding event held at the weekend for the Petersfield branch of Save the Children.

Bidding was completed on one hundred and twenty five lots to raise the sum.Since 2012 the auction has helped our local Save the Children branch to generate more than twenty five thousand pounds in total.


The Rule of Six – how is it going for you?

Asian Hornets – beware and report them

Noni’s art exhibition in Chi – there’s still time to pop down to see it.


There are still temporary traffic lights in place near the Station Road/Sandringham Road junction. Although not expected to cause major delays, these may cause some queuing at peak times.

Delays are expected however on the Causeway owing to two way traffic control  while SE Water installs a meter lid. 

Delays are also possible on School Lane, Sheet while two way traffic control remains in place because of Network Rail infrastructure upgrades. And social distancing measures remain in place across the town, with cycles and  buses only between the Square and Chapel Street and lots of closed parking bays.

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