Country Park update
RAPS has asked City Council about the work underway at the entrance to the proposed Country Park, more accurately described as the 'Paulsgrove closed landfill site'. David Emmett, Head of Waste Services has responded: "The current works underway at Paulsgrove closed landfill site are related to Veolia discharging the remainder of their planning conditions. These works will create some aspects of the infrastructure to enable possible public access to the site in the future. The Council is undertaking feasibility work to determine the timeline and level of public access which might be achievable at the site taking into account the contractual, regulatory and environmental obligations that are attached to managing an Environment Agency permitted closed landfill site."
Increase in theft from motor vehicles in our area
PC Rich Langley from Cosham and Paulsgrove Neighbourhood Policing Team has written to local Neighbourhood Watch groups to warn of a recent spike in theft from Motor Vehicles/Criminal Damage to Vehicles within our area. Here are some simple steps we can take to ensure our property remains secure and our vehicles undamaged:
- ensure any valuables are not left within the vehicle at any time;
- ensure the vehicle is securely locked, prior to leaving it unattended;
- if any Dash Cams are present, ensure they are working;
- secure number plates with ‘tamper proof’ screws;
- park in well-lit areas if possible;
- keep keys safe and away from the front of your property. (Consider the use of a faraday bag/box)
If you have any information that would assist Police in identifying those responsible, then please make contact via 101 or the police website www.hampshire.police.uk and follow the instructions to report a crime. Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous then you can do so by contacting Crime stoppers via 0800 555 111.
Residents will have received on 6th February a letter from our three Councillors offering to develop a picnic area on the green field opposite the David Lloyd Gym. RAPS hopes that its members will take the opportunity to respond but consider the implications for increased litter and the maintenance of wooden furniture left out in all weathers. Not to mention duplication of country park facilities in six or more years time.