Reporting Crime

Greatham Parish Council recently took part in a meeting with our District Councillor Phillip Davies at our local Police office in Bordon over several matters that local residents were concerned about it became apparent that people are not reporting crimes to the Police. People don’t like to bother the Police who they know are busy.  People have told us they are not always sure who to call when they wish to report anti-social behaviour and other forms of crime so we thought it useful to explain here how and when to report.

As with any organisation, public or private sector, resources are deployed where they are most needed. if there are no reports of crime or anti-social behaviour the Police will not adjust resourcing to meet demands that are not there. When local councillors are working to try and solve anti-social behaviour it’s difficult for them to engage with partners including the Police if crimes haven’t been reported. Please always report anti-social behaviour and crime. Don’t leave it to someone else. Reporting crime will help your councillors and the Police take the right action to help you and the wider community.

When and who to report things to?

When you have a crime or other situation you feel should be brought to the Police’s attention, such as anti-social behaviour, you can either report online on the Hampshire Police website – https://www.hampshire.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime/ or you can phone 101. You can do both twenty four hours a day seven days a week. Where you phone, your call  is answered by the Police. Examples of what you might phone 101 with are thefts you may have discovered overnight from your car or damage to your fence or anti-social behaviour such as litter, graffiti or late night noisy neighbours. It’s important the Police are told when you discover this so they can ensure the right actions are taken including referring to agencies that can help and prevent escalation.

Phone 999 when a crime is happening right now such as a burglary or an assault so the Police can try and apprehend the offender and also phone if you or others are in danger. Also use 999 where you see people regardless of age with weapons, even if you think these are air weapons. Someone may get hurt if you don’t. It’s important in these cases that the Police  are told quickly so they can do their best to respond to keep us safe, to prevent crime and where needed to preserve evidence.

 If you don’t want to give your name, telephone number or address that’s fine. You can phone Crime Stoppers anytime twenty four hours a day, seven days a week on free phone 0800 500 111. Crime Stoppers are a well-established charity who have a very close working relationship with the Police. You can report to Crime Stoppers anonymously, you do not need to give your name, address or contact number. Crime Stoppers will pass reports of crime to the relevant Police force.

Rewilding Greatham

District Councillor Adam Carew produced a wonderful report for us on rewilding Greatham and has agreed to provide a grant for wildflower plugs to be planted in 3 locations in the village over the coming weeks. We are really excited about this project and look forward to seeing the results over the coming year. Read Cllr Carew’s report here Rewilding Greatham

Greatham Village Hall Trustees AGM

The date for The Village Hall AGM is to be confirmed due to present Government Guidelines. There will be a zoom meeting to be held in November 2020.
WE HAVE 4 VACANCIES FOR ELECTED TRUSTEES
We are a friendly group of trustees that meet once a month. We are looking for enthusiastic people to join us and help to secure and shape the future of The Village Hall and the surrounding land.
If you are interested in becoming a trustee please notify:
Josh Dale Harris or Linda Carr by Friday 23rd October 2020
Linda Carr (Vice Chair) 01420 538702.

COVID-19/Corona Virus Community Support

We’ve now been living with Covid-19 in the UK for around seven months. We said back in March that one of the wonderful things about living in Greatham is the way the people in our community look out for one another, and this has certainly been the case throughout the duration of the pandemic. We have seen countless cases of villagers reaching out to support their neighbours, making even stronger connections, and looking after the most vulnerable in our community.

We know that we will be continuing to live with this devastating virus for the foreseeable future, and we want to reiterate our original requests to all of our wonderful villagers:

  1. Please – if you are well, and able to do so without risking your own health, check whether any neighbours who are elderly or at risk need any support in the form of supplies or medicine. This does not need to be done through face to face contact but could be a note through the door or a phone call.
  2. If you are unwell, in self-isolation, or at high risk, and need support in the form of shopping or medicine, please contact our Parish Clerk, Jane Ives (07873 891 351) who will find a volunteer from our amazing group across the village to support you.

Our lovely Vicar, Peter Sutton has also offered support for those who need comfort or someone to talk to. He can be reached on 01730 827459.

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Thank you all for everything you’ve done so far. This is a very special village, and we feel very lucky to have such a wonderful community.

Stay safe

Welcome to the brand new Greatham Parish Council website!

We are very excited to launch our shiny new website!

Back in September 2018 a new legislation was passed that all websites belonging to public bodies needed to be accessible and user friendly. Whilst our old website had worked well for us for many years it was not compatible with mobile devices and very hard for users to navigate and find information easily.

The new regulations need the website to comply to WCAG 2.1 AA.

This new regulation exists so that everybody can access the content of a website regardless of any impairments the user may have such as:

  • vision –  severely sight impaired (blind), sight impaired (partially sighted) or colour blind people
  • hearing –  people who are deaf or hard of hearing
  • mobility –  those who find it difficult to use a mouse or keyboard
  • thinking and understanding –  people with dyslexia, autism or learning difficulties

When we think of these impairments, we then start to think how they may affect how people interact with a website. This may include the ability to:

  • use a keyboard instead of a mouse
  • change browser settings to make content easier to read
  • use a screen reader to ‘read’ (speak) content out loud
  • use a screen magnifier to enlarge part or all of a screen
  • use voice commands to navigate a website

We are delighted to say that our new website complies with the new regulations and we have managed to go live before the cut off date of the 23rd September 2020.

We do hope that you find our new website useful and we will continue to keep it up to date with current information.