Summer Show 2021: An update.
By now we (the committee) would normally be well underway with preparations for Saturday 3rd July 2021. Unfortunately, the lifting of lockdown on the ability to hold events will not allow enough time to make all the necessary arrangements and secure the resources needed for Covid safety, whatever they will be.
Postponing until later in the year, after the summer holiday season, is likely to conflict with sporting fixtures. Reluctantly, 2022 looks like the best option to restart this popular event.
That said, stock for the 2020 event has now been joined by gifts of stock for this year. This has prompted thoughts of how best to dispose of some of this to bring in much needed funds and make space for stock leading up to 2022. The possibility of a bric-a-brac ‘garage sale’ at St Nicholas Church Centre is being explored. So, please keep an eye out for publicity.
As each year passes the average age of the committee rises. Several members joined the early cohorts for vaccination. Concern has now grown regarding the need for sensible succession planning. Nothing involved is particularly difficult. Some tasks are done during the year. Having once started as something run by parishioners the event has evolved into one that relies upon the wider community.
Getting more volunteers to join the committee to see how things happen will make any transition easier. It will also bring new ideas and experience from them, their families, and friends, to continue to refresh the Show.
If this strikes a chord and you want to volunteer, please contact, Chair, Chris Miller (T. 023 9248 1361). Or, if you get a tap on the shoulder, please give it some thought. We look forward to working with you on this very enjoyable community activity.
Re: Havant Borough Local Plan 2037. Examination in Public (EiP).
This is a reminder to all who intend to participate in the virtual hearings using Microsoft Teams, that they should let Ms Charlotte Glancy know by 5.30pm Friday 23rd April. Her contact details are as below. There will be a further opportunity to confirm your request to participate, once hearing dates are set and we have a hearing programme.
Programme Officer: Ms Charlotte Glancy
Telephone: 01903 776601 or 07519 628064
When considering if you wish to participate, please consider the following points.
1. If you have previously made representations to the Draft Local Plan, Pre-submission Local Plan or to the Amendments to the Pre-submission Local Plan, these are already part of the evidence in front of the Independent Inspectors.
2. The Bedhampton Heritage Alliance intend to register to participate at the EiP confining their observations to that part of the Plan concerning H20, the development of land south of Lower Road.
3. The EiP is addressing the Plan concerning the whole Borough of which H20 is but one small part albeit very important. There will be numerous other groups outside of Old Bedhampton eager to participate in order to address controversial aspects of the Plan that concern their locations.
It is possible that if the hearing is scheduled after 21st June, the virtual nature will morph into a live event. We will keep you informed of developments.
Please update your friends and neighbours.
Keep an eye on the website: https://bedhamptonvillage.com/community-news
Iain Fairley, on behalf of Bedhampton Heritage Alliance.
Havant Borough Local Plan Examination-in-Public
We are writing to you as an individual and/or organisation having previously made representations on the Havant Borough Pre-Submission Local Plan Regulation 19 consultation(s) in 2019 and/or 2020. The programme officer, Charlotte Glancy of Banks Solutions, will also be writing to you shortly.
Copies of all the representations submitted in response to the Pre-Submission Plan in 2019 (CD18) and 2020 (CD20) can be found in the Examination library on the Havant Borough Council website.
To ensure an open and fair examination, it is important that the Inspectors and all other participants in the examination process know who has made representations on the plan. The Council therefore proposes to publish an index of named individuals and/or organisations, alongside respondent numbers in accordance with the terms in the Procedure Guide for Local Plan Examinations. This would be limited to your name and organisation (if applicable). Other personal information, including address and/or email address would remain redacted.
If you do not wish for your name/organisation to be published alongside your representations, please inform us no later than close of business on Monday 12 April 2021. You can contact the Planning Policy team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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Press Release: A permanent celebration of Romantic Poet John Keats.
On Saturday 23rd January 1819 English romantic poet John Keats and his friend Charles Armitage Brown came to Bedhampton from Chichester to stay with the miller John Snook and his wife Letitia at the Mill. During his two weeks stay he wrote “The Eve of St Agnes,” one of his most important poems.
He returned on Thursday 28th September 1820 when a storm forced the ship that he was travelling on to dock in Portsmouth to do repairs and take on supplies. By this time, Keats was dying of tuberculosis. He was en route to Italy, in the belief that the warmer climate would improve his condition. His stay was to be his last night on English soil. He died in Rome aged 25 on the 23rd February 1821.
If Keats came today, he would arrive at Bidbury Mead and, although no longer in agricultural use, he would probably recognise some of the lasting historic evidence; the ancient sunken Kingscroft Lane and the rear of the Manor House.
Funds raised at commemorative events held in 2019 to mark his stay have been donated to Bidbury Mead Friends (BMF) to provide a legacy of his association with Bedhampton. The commemoration will take the form of inscribed seating facing over the Mead. It will provide an opportunity to spend time in this relatively tranquil place: a chance to contemplate its contribution to residents’ and visitors’ mental wellbeing and perhaps inspiring some new poetic works.
County Councillor Liz Fairhurst Chair of Bidbury Mead Friends said “BMF are delighted to have this opportunity to add to the facilities here. The pandemic has given us all an opportunity to take stock and appreciate our public spaces. We are guardians of these heritage assets and what better way to mark the significance of Keats visit on the 200th anniversary of his death?”
Cllr Alex Rennie, Havant Borough Council Cabinet Lead for Communities, said: “I welcome the work being done by Bidbury Mead Friends to commemorate the life of John Keats and the literary contribution he made to this country. As we remember the 200th anniversary of his death I look forward to supporting efforts to ensure there is a lasting legacy to his work here in Bedhampton.”
Ron Tate, Project Manager, Bidbury Mead Friends.
Tel 02392 475375
24 Lodge Road Havant PO9 3LL
Bargate Homes lodged an appeal on 10th September 2020 against the decision by Havant Borough Council to reject their application to build 50 dwellings on land south of Lower Road (APP/19/00427) which was made by the Development Management Committee on 5th March 2020.
The Appeal was heard by an Independent Inspector at a virtual enquiry on 2nd - 5th February 2021. The Inspector will now consider his decision and report at some point in the next 26 weeks. You can read the closing submissions made by the Appellent (Bargate Homes), Havant Borough Council and Bedhampton Heritage Alliance by clicking on the appropriate pdf download below.
There have been some important changes to the rules and guidance recently from both Central Government and Havant Borough Council. Catch up by following the link and Stay Alert.
To avoid frustration and disappointment please follow the link and read the new advice from Hants County Council. You will need an appointment to visit the tip from 15th June onwards.
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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!
Listen to Max Boyce recite "Only the tide goes out".
Read Pan Ayres latest "Time for us girls".
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.
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