Due to the Coronavirus, 'LunchBank P09' have been amazing in the local community, but getting afternoon teas out to everyone. Bedhampton Community Centre opened up their facilities to help them to have the have the space to facilitate this. Thank you to both!
8 May 1945 – VE (Victory in Europe) Day – was one that remained in the memory of all those who witnessed it.
It meant an end to nearly six years of a war that had cost the lives of millions; had destroyed homes, families, and cities; and had brought huge suffering and privations to the populations of entire countries.
Lots and lots of you flocked to your front gardens to celebrate VE day on the 8th of May 2020. Although we had to abide by the social distancing rule, that didn't stop you from singing, dancing, and getting the community involved. It really will be a time to remember, and I hope you all had a great day celebrating but also remember all those 75 years ago.
Yesterdays Zoom meeting with our Bedhampton ward councillors was very successful. 18 participants lasting an hour. The Imperial Palace's lease on their restaurant site expires in August and the Directors are adamant that it will not be renewed.
The future use of the site is thus now under consideration. There are now 2 planning applications on HBC website regarding the Imperial Palace site. They are both made on behalf of the Co-Op and can be accessed via the following links- https://planningpublicaccess.havant.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?keyVal=DCAPR_247939&activeTab=summary https://planningpublicaccess.havant.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?keyVal=DCAPR_247982&activeTab=summary
One is for the refrigeration plant and the second is for change of use necessitating some building works that do not fall within permitted rights. Remember you are able to make comments on both these applications on the above links, either for or against. Consultation expiry dates are 14th May and 26th May respectively.
However, a development like this could be considered an asset to Bedhampton in terms of facility and employment and which is supported by an organisation which has a well recognised reputation for respecting and supporting local communities. Other applications to develop the site may not tick as many boxes.
Hampshire residents are being asked to register their vehicles for continued automatic free access to Hampshire Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) Councillor Rob Humby, Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment at Hampshire County Council said: “The County Council’s extensive network of HWRCs provides one of the most efficient, effective and convenient ways for residents to recycle and dispose of household waste in Hampshire. “We know that people living close to the Hampshire border often use Hampshire’s HWRCs, and we want to continue to accommodate them and encourage recycling. However, to make this fair to Hampshire council taxpayers who are already contributing to the £100million annual costs of dealing with Hampshire’s household waste, we are introducing a fee for non-Hampshire residents of £5 per visit.” A new resident permit system will begin operating later next year. It will be controlled by Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) and will ensure continued free access for Hampshire residents to any of Hampshire’s 24 HWRCs to dispose of household waste, while access for non-Hampshire residents will be for a fee of £5 per visit. Charges for non-household waste, including soil and rubble, plasterboard and asbestos remain.
Hampshire residents can register up to three vehicles via the Hampshire County Council website. The system will quickly check the registration of the cars coming into the site against the number plates that have been registered so that Hampshire residents can freely enter the sites as many times as they wish, without any further checks.
The introduction of this system will allow those living outside Hampshire to continue to use Hampshire HWRCs while making a contribution towards the costs of disposal of their household waste in Hampshire.
Hampshire residents, including those who live in Southampton and Portsmouth, will be able to register for free access to any Hampshire HWRC from 19 December 2019 at www.hants.gov.uk/vehicle-registration-hwrc
Over the busy Christmas and New Year period, visitors to Hampshire HWRCs will be encouraged to register ahead of their next visit, with the operational start date for the ANPR system to be determined early next year. There is no registration required for access to the Paulsgrove HWRC in Portsmouth. Hampshire residents who already hold a van or trailer permit do not need to re-register that particular vehicle. For residents without internet access, please call 0300 555 1389 to register.
Feedback from the public, and the issues that have been raised.