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A Petersfield resident has been named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Clare Moriarty from Petersfield is now Dame Commander of the Order of the Bath, earning her title for her long stretch of public service.
Stephen Martin reports:
Dame Moriarty was, until recently, Permanent Secretary of the Department for Exiting the European Union, and has been a civil servant for over 34 years.
She led high-profile public service projects during her career, some of which were complex and politically-sensitive.
For example, Dame Moriarty was Director General for Rail in the Department for Transport in the aftermath of the West Coast franchising reviews.
As Permanent Secretary of the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs she steered that arm of government through the complexities of preparing for Brexit.
And she led the final stages of work across government to be ready for leaving the EU in January 2020.
Petersfield Round Table has cancelled this year’s town fireworks display.
The event at Bell Hill recreation ground was cancelled as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Access to the ground is only possible through narrow routes such as Beckham Lane and the challenge of leading so many people into such small spaces added to the risk.
The Round Table is encouraging people to make a contribution to charity instead of buying a ticket this year.
Cancelling was not an easy decision, says chairman Dave Bishop:
IN: “so, not…”
OUT: “….really do need it”
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.
If you’re aged between fourteen and twenty five you could have a say in how the local police operates.
The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Youth Commission is seeking new members. The Commission acts as the voice of young people on the crime and policing issues that matter to them most and helps to inform and support the work of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane.
If you are aged 14-25 and interested, or if you know a young person who might be, you can apply at the Police Commissioners website before October 30th.
It’s been another winning weekend on the East Hampshire Community Lottery
Six lucky winners from our area collected prizes in the scheme after matching numbers in this weekend’s draw.
Local good causes supported by this week’s winners include the Liss Men’s Shed, Petersfield Cricket Club and the Petersfield Community Centre.
50% of the ticket price goes directly to projects like this whenever you buy a community lottery ticket… and there are dozens of good causes to choose from including Petersfield’s Shine Radio.
And the winning numbers are…
9 5 8 5 9, and 7.
Congratulations if you’re among the winners.
South East Water is carrying out works on the Avenue and Sussex Road and Hampshire County Council is carrying out works in Noriel Road, The HIgh Street and along The Causeway, but none of these are expected to cause delays.
There may still be some delays on the WInchester Rod/Princes road junction whilst a controlled junction is installed.
There are also still diversions in place in the centre of Petersfield, with limited traffic access and a number of closed parking bays.
SSEN is making progress on the old A3 with its new cable ducting work. The digging is moving down the hill towards Sheet and two-way temporary traffic lights are in place there.
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