THRUXTON NEIGHBOURHOOD DEVELOPMENT PLAN
In May 2020 the Thruxton Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) reached the stage where it was ready to go to a Referendum of the Parish for approval to use it in considering Parish planning matters. That Referendum was cancelled as a result of the Covid virus. A new date, 6th May 2021, has now been set to hold the Referendum. TVBC will organise and manage the Referendum that will take place at the same time as Police Crime Commissioner and local elections on the 6th May 2021.
Provided the NDP receives a positive response it will finally be “Made”. That is it becomes a legal document that must to be taken into account by those involved in the process when considering planning applications. After five years of striving to represent your views and needs in the NDP it would be very disappointing to see that efforts wasted. So please turn out and vote on the 6th May 2021
TVBC will make copies of the NDP available for your scrutiny in hard copy. They have yet to confirm details of how they will achieve this. A soft copy is available to view on their website at:
THRUXTON PARISH NEWSLETTER
The Thruxton Parish Council Newsletter is delivered to all houses in the parish, including Thruxton Down and Thruxton Down Farm by our keen group of distributors. It is also available electronically on this site.
In light of COVID-19 restrictions, the distributors are not allowed to put it through a letterbox, so will leave it in a suitable place on your doorstep. If you do not receive one each month and would like to, please contact The Clerk who will arrange for one to be delivered.
IMPORTANT PARISH COUNCIL NEWS
Latest Government regulations lay down that Parish Councils will not hold public meetings but may meet electronically. The Annual Assembly, normally held in May will now be held in 2021.
Monthly Parish Council Meetings will be advertised here on the website and held electronically and it will be possible for members of the public to join in provided that member of the public can see and hear any debate. This will be set up with Zoom. It is hoped that the September 2020 meeting will be once again in the Hall (Covid-19 permitting)
We will continue to issue Agendas for each meeting and put up notices on the village noticeboards. However, all Council members will continue to action their portfolios and are available for discussion at any reasonable time either individually or through our Clerk, Heather Bourner.
KIMPTON, FYFIELD and THRUXTON SCHOOL
The federation of Kimpton, Thruxton & Fyfield Church of England Primary School with Appleshaw St Peter’s Church of England Primary School have now been agreed.
REPORTING INCIDENTS TO THE POLICE
Following advice from the Police and Test Valley Borough Council the following is the best method to ensure the right result:
If the disturbance or incident relates to dangerous behaviour, risk of damage to property or injury to the person: REPORT IT TO THE POLICE USING 101 OR REPORT IT ON-LINE
If the nuisance relates to NOISE (not fireworks which is a police matter) please ring TEST VALLEY BOROUGH COUNCIL. It is important that you do this promptly as TVBC need to get some-one on site to evaluate the nuisance for themselves.
Emergency Support in the Event of a Prolonged Power Cut
A representative from Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) attended the recent Parish Council meeting and gave a brief presentation about how they can help communities become more resilient in the event of a prolonged power cut.
They talked through their Priority Services Register that residents who may need extra support during a power cut can sign up to. Those eligible to join the Priority services are:
- Those dependent on electricity for medical home care e.g. Kidney dialysis machine/ventilator
- Those who have a chronic illness or short-term medical condition e.g. recovering from a major operation
- Those who are disabled
- Those who have special communication needs e.g. blind, partially sighted, deaf or hard of hearing
- Those who have children under five years old
- Those who are over 60 years old
To register with the priority service, you can contact your Village Agent Tricia Harris, telephone number 01264 771493 who is able to help with the form filling. Alternatively, you can call Scottish Southern Electricity Networks FREE on 0800 294 3259 from a landline or mobile. Or 0800 316 5457 from a telephone.
THRUXTON VILLAGE EMERGENCY PLAN
The Parish Council has set up a new Working Group to complete the Village Emergency Plan that was originally started in 2016, but has fallen below the horizon. The Group will be in contact with those who have professional skills that could be called on in an Emergency. Anyone who feels that they may have such skills that we could 'harness', are requested to contact the Parish Council Clerk
USEFUL INFORMATION ON SCAMS from CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU
Contact Action Fraud if you have lost money because of a scam:
Telephone: 0300 123 2040
Textphone: 0300 123 2050
Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm
If you think you have been treated unfairly or the law has been broken, contact Trading Standards via Citizens Advice Consumer helpline:
Citizens Advice consumer helpline
Telephone: 03454 04 05 06
Textphone: 18001 03454 04 05 06
Telephone a Welsh-speaking adviser: 03454 04 05 05
Textphone a Welsh-speaking adviser: 18001 03454 04 05 05
Open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Closed on bank holidays.
IF THE MATTER IS URGENT AND YOU THINK THAT A VULNERABLE OR ELDERY PERSON HAS BEEN SUBJECT TO A SCAM, CONTACT TRADING STANDARDS THROUGH HAMPSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
HCC switchboard (0300 555 1375) will take your details and pass it through to the duty officer on Trading Standards. Trading Standards will get back to you/the victim directly and discuss how to move this forward.
Hampshire County Council, Trading Standards have their own website pages about scams, particularly in the local area:
Hampshire Trading Standards publish a directory of vetted and approved traders ensure that they operate in a legal, honest and fair way. These businesses continue to be monitored to help ensure a quality service and to maintain the integrity of the scheme. There is the reassurance that in the unlikely event of something going wrong Trading Standards will support to put things right. The directory is called Buy with Confidence.
If you’ve been tricked into paying for a premium rate telephone number:
You can complain to Phonepay Plus who regulate the entire premium rate industry