Litter Pick Event

Liphook in Bloom are holding a litter pick on Sunday 14th April.  Please join in and help to keep the village looking clean and tidy .

Volunteers are to meet in the Midhurst Road car park at 9.30am.

Litter pickers, high viz vests and black sacks will be provided however please bring your own gloves.

East Hampshire District Council Draft Local Plan Consultation

East Hampshire District Council are holding a drop-in event at the Liphook Millennium Hall on Wednesday 7th February 3.30-7.30pm regarding their draft local plan.  Residents are welcome to attend and share their views.

Review of Polling Places 2023

East Hampshire District Council is carrying out a review of its polling districts and polling places.

Relevant information and mapping regarding the current arrangements and proposals for changes can be found on the Council’s website at https://www.easthants.gov.uk/elections/polling-places-review-2023 or can be inspected at
East Hampshire District Council’s Offices, Penns Place, Petersfield on Monday to Friday between the hours of 9.00am to 4.30pm.

Members of the public are encouraged to view the proposals and comment.

Further information can be found in the document attached here.

 

Fly posting

Residents have regularly raised questions with us relating to advertising, posters etc being put up around the village for events. We would like to draw your attention to the information provided by East Hampshire District Council and encourage residents to report any breaches using the details at the end of this article.

Fly posting is the display of advertising material on buildings or highway land (including street furniture, road signs, railings and grass verges) without the consent of the owner and contrary to the provisions of the Regulations.

East Hampshire District Council is responsible for removing fly posting from public buildings and street furniture.

Permission to erect banners or bunting over or upon the Highway can be sought from Hampshire County Council as the Highways Authority for the area, although applicants will need to be mindful that the content and size will have to be compliant with the relevant planning regulations in the area

The removal of fly posting on private buildings is the responsibility of the property owner.

East Hampshire District Council can serve a notice that the advertisements must be removed within 48 hours, issue a £80 Fixed Penalty Notice for each sign, or remove them and claim back the costs for doing so.

We are committed to supporting events signage, where events are arranged in connection with fundraising for genuine charitable or voluntary organisations or community groups.

General guidelines for advertisements and signage

  • We would not expect any sign or advertisement to be erected more than 21 days in advance of the start of the event
  • No temporary sign should obstruct any other existing signage
  • Only a reasonable number of signs may be displayed – normally no more than 5-10
  • We would normally expect any sign or advertisement for a charity or community event to include: name, address, telephone number and a valid web address.

Important information

In the case of signs we regard as acceptable, we expect the signs together with any metal or plastic ties or string used to attach the sign to be removed within 48 hours after the end of the event. In any case they must be removed within 14 days from the end of the event otherwise the council will either issue a £80 Fixed Penalty Notice for each sign still on display or will remove the sign(s) and claim back the cost of removal from the originator or beneficiary of the sign or from the company which put the signs up.

In the case of signs which we do not regard as acceptable, these shall be promptly removed or the originator of the sign(s) will be contacted by East Hampshire District Council and given 48 hours to remove the sign(s). If a sign is not removed within 48 hours then the council will either issue a £80 Fixed Penalty Notice for each sign or will remove the signs and claim back the cost of removal from the originator or beneficiary of the sign or from the company that put the signs up.

Any sign removed by East Hampshire District Council may be disposed of without reference to the originator. East Hampshire District Council shall not be responsible for storing signs, for any damage caused to the signs or for returning signs to the owner.

In terms of ‘A’ boards located outside premises on the pavement, these are regulated by Hampshire County Council. For more information, contact Hampshire County Council.

Signs on private land

It is permissible to place signs or advertisements on private land with the permission of the landowner but advertisers are encouraged not to keep such signs up for more than 21 days in advance of an event and to remove them promptly, ideally within 48 hours, of the event concluding.

Powers and the capacity to enforce

The Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (section 224) creates an offence of displaying an advertisement without consent. It is punishable by a fine of up to £2,500. The Highways Act 1980 section 132 (1) A person who, without either the consent of the highway authority for the highway in question or an authorisation given by or under an enactment or a reasonable excuse, paints or otherwise inscribes or affixes any picture, letter, sign or other mark upon the surface of a highway or upon any tree, structure or works on or in a highway is guilty of an offence. This means that any sign not given consent by Hampshire County Council’s Highways department is a fly poster even if staked into the ground or hung from a street light, pedestrian railings etc.

East Hampshire District can serve a notice that the advertisements must be removed within 48 hours, issue a £80 Fixed Penalty Notice for each sign or remove them and claim its costs of doing so. This only applies to signage that does not comply with the council’s guidelines.

How do I report fly posting?

You can report fly tipping through your My East Hampshire District Council account. Using the contact us form, please select ‘flyposting’ from the service area.

Alternatively you can phone customer services on 0300 300 0013.

Lloyds Bank at the Millennium Centre

Representatives from Lloyds Bank will be at the Liphook Millennium Centre every Thursday from now until 11th January (except 19th October) from 9am-3pm.

Their staff will be able to guide you through the ways you can now bank with Lloyds, since the closure of their branch in The Square, and support you with account enquiries. This is for both business and personal users.

No appointment is necessary, please just turn up.

 

 

Neighbourhood Plan: Next drop-in 22nd August & Upcoming Dates

There will be another chance to chat to the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group next week, Tuesday 22nd August. Ask any questions you have about the Formal Draft Plan, which is currently undergoing Formal Consultation. Liphook Millennium Centre, 22nd August, 7.30-8.30pm

PLUS SEE BELOW FOR OTHER OPPORTUNITIES TO FIND OUT ABOUT THE NDP IN PERSON:

NDP Steering Group members will be at our display stand at the LMC during the following events:

  • SATURDAY 9th SEPT – Liphook Village Market (during)
  • FRIDAY 15TH SEPT – Film Screening in afternoon and evening (before film & during intervals)

TUESDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER: Meeting at Liphook Millennium Centre 7.30-8.30PM. The first half of the meeting (7.30-8.15) will be run as a formal Steering Group meeting, the second half (8.15-9) will be an open forum discussion.

TUESDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER: NDP meeting with interested developers. NDP Steering Group will meet with interested developers to discuss Opportunities and Challenges of BLNDP Policies for Future Development in the Parish: Further information to follow. Subject to change. If you are an interested developer and would like to attend please let us know at: admin@bramshottandliphookndp.uk

Update on Neighbourhood Development Plan July 2023

Update on Neighbourhood Development Plan July 2023

The Parish Council has recently approved the draft plan, and the Neighbourhood Development Plan has moved onto its next stage: a formal open consultation (also called Regulation 14).

This is the LAST CHANCE for residents, businesses and other community groups to have an input into the formal draft NDP.

Pease see the NDP website to read the full documents and fill in the survey: http://bramshottandliphookndp.uk

You can also:

-Attend the residents drop-in meeting on Tuesday 8th August, 7.30-8.30pm at the Liphook Millennium Centre. Hear the story of the NDP so far and ask any questions to the Steering Group.

-Visit the displays at the Millennium Centre and Parish Council Office (Haskell Centre) to read hard copies of all the documents.

The consultation will last for 8 weeks, so you will see plenty of reminders, but why not give your input now!

A4 Reg14 poster

Travelling on public transport?

If you are relying on public transport to get you somewhere, did you know there is a website that gives you options to get to your destination?
Have a look at the website below and just insert your start place and your destination and when you want to travel. You will then be given bus and train times and where you need to go to pick them up.

Councillor Grants 23/24 – NOW OPEN

The new financial year’s allocation of Councillor Grants are now open.

Groups can apply for up to £1,000 per councillor and the grants can be used contribute towards specific projects.  Groups must have a charitable or community goal.  However, grants should not be used to cover day to day running costs or salaries.

This year, applications will be submitted via an online application. For the guidance notes and to apply please visit: Councillor community grant scheme | East Hampshire District Council (easthants.gov.uk). Details of previous awards can also be found via this link.

Please note, before you submit an application you must seek approval from the Councillor first, a list of the all the Councillors can also be found here – Your Councillors | East Hampshire District Council (moderngov.co.uk)

Margaret Wilson Community Spirit Award

We are extremely lucky in Bramshott and Liphook to have a brilliant community, we now have the opportunity to recognise one of those people, with the Margaret Wilson Community Spirit Award.
Who do you think deserves this award?
Details below and on Page 1 of the Liphook Community Magazine, quarterly magazine that is delivered, free of charge, to each household in the Parish. It contains local news, profiles of local residents and information on the many local clubs and societies.

Or read online here

https://www.yumpu.com/en/liphook

To find out more about Margaret Wilson there is an article in Winter 2019