Read the latest AdLib for Hill Head & Stubbington Crofton Ad Lib Jan 2018
- Safe place to meet?
- Council plans to build teen shelter for the village.
- Old Street: Builders slip in an unwelcome Christmas gift
- PLANS for some 150 houses on land to the west of Old Street have now been submitted.
- NHS: Quicker appointments – but can you get there?
- L ib Dems are pressing Fareham Council to look at options to restore a bus service to the Community Hospital at Locks Heath.
- Long wait at crossing
- SOME months ago, the time pedestrians have to wait at the Burnt House Lane Pelican crossing was extended.
- Crumbling pavements
- A resident pointed out that about five years ago many local pavements were resurfaced – but not all.
- LIDL: Fight to protect jobs
- L IDL is being allowed to demolish its existing store in Newgate Lane, and the adjoining Apex Centre business units, to enable them to build a bigger store.
- IFA2: Safety and noise tackled
- IFA2, the inter-connector project at Daedalus, took a step closer at recent Council meetings.
- A case for cameras?
- Flashing speed limit reminder signs have been in action recently at sites in Crofton.
- Solving a thorny problem
- There were some really nasty thorns on this shrub overhanging the pavement from the Titchfield Road electricity sub-station.
- Pointing way to school
- an incident when an emergency vehicle was unable to find the school
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There were some really nasty thorns on this shrub overhanging the pavement from the Titchfield Road electricity sub-station.
Overhanging Hedge on Titchfield Rd
Jim Forrest reported it to the Highways team at the County Council, and within a few days it had been pruned to leave the pavement clear of obstruction. The eyesore patch of weeds also belonging to the electricity board which had spoiled the outlook of a neighbour’s garden was cleared at the same time.
You can report pavement obstructions like this online through an interactive map at Hants.gov.uk
The pruned bush will grow back in a more manageable shape
Fareham Borough Council has recently decided to change it’s policy on rodent and mouse removal. The service, which was previously free, will now cost £60 per treatment but will be free to households in receipt of benefits.
We believe this decision creates an unnecessary public health risk. It is not justifiable to ignore the predictable unintended consequences: incorrectly treated or untreated infestations and risk of harm to other animals including peoples’ pets.The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Professionals’ policy statement since 2011 is that charging for controlling rats and mice is not in accordance with councils’ duties under the 1949 Pest Control Act. This service is not currently free as some Conservatives have implied, it is paid for out of our council tax which was just increased again by the maximum allowed without a referendum. The council retains a duty to deal with rats and mice on our own land and they do not respect property boundaries. Residents who aren’t exempted because they are in receipt of certain benefits like Employment Support Allowance may nevertheless be on low incomes and face significant financial stress if faced with an unexpected expense of £60.
We have started a petition and are hoping to gather a large number of signatures to present to the council. If you can help, please print out a copy of the pest control petition
and gather some signatures; they will need to be Fareham residents to count. Please return completed petitions to: 27 Shearwater Avenue, Portchester, Fareham, PO16 8YE