Later this year Hampshire County Council (HCC) will be introducing a registration scheme to use the county’s Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs). Barriers and Automatic Number Plate Registration (ANPR) systems will be installed to allow access only to vehicles with a pre-registered number plate. Non-registered vehicles will be subject to a £5 charge – for each visit. [Read more…] about Registration required for Household Waste Recycling Centres
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Are you or your elderly friends relying on local buses to travel between Eastleigh, Chandler’s Ford, and Hiltingbury?
What might happen to our elderly neighbours and those relying on the bus if the subsidies for public transport are reduced?
Hampshire County Council is asking for residents’ and stakeholders’ views in an eight-week consultation on options for applying budget reductions to subsidies for public transport and street lighting. [Read more…] about Your Help Needed: Fill in the Form to Save Bus Services in Chandler’s Ford and Hiltingbury
Hampshire County Council is asking for the views of residents and stakeholders on high level, strategic options for balancing its budget.
The survey can be completed online at Hantsweb － Consultations. Copies are also available from Hampshire libraries. [Read more…] about Hampshire County Council: The Balancing the Budget Consultation Closes on 21 August 2017
Last Thursday (the election day), I attended a rather special event in Chandler’s Ford called “Seniors’ Information and Wellbeing Day”, organised by Home Instead Central Hampshire, a private care service company.
There were 14 exhibitors and a variety of talks during the event, which took place at the Dovetail Centre in Chandler’s Ford Methodist Church. [Read more…] about Great Resources and Information for Seniors
The new Eastleigh Household Waste Recycling Centre
Address: Stoney Croft Rise, Chandler’s Ford, Eastleigh SO53 3YU
Phone: 023 8064 2764
[Read more…] about The New Eastleigh Household Waste Recycling Centre
This is a free service to residents of Chandler’s Ford and the surrounding areas.
Do you know anyone who needs help getting their library books/audio books?
The Home Library Service is for people who find it difficult to get to their nearest library due to ill health, disability or caring responsibilities. [Read more…] about Hampshire Home Library Service
I am really pleased to bring news of two events happening at Chandler’s Ford Library this month. I’m pleased because the events themselves sound fun. I loved the recent link up between Chandler’s Ford Library and Merdon School for the Story Shuffle Project and the following two events are also excellent ideas.
I hope all who can go to these events have a wonderful time at them. [Read more…] about Books of 2016; Ebook Surgeries at Chandler’s Ford Library
But this post is a first for me. It’s the first time I’ve reviewed a walk, or perhaps I should say “road tested” it! (Even when I reviewed a walk in Salisbury, it was more of a review of the book it appeared in, Station Walks, given I wanted to see just how accurate and helpful the directions and description of things to spot on the walk were!). [Read more…] about Following the King: on the Great Ships Trail
Following on from my previous Agincourt posts, I have now received further details of the Free Medieval Weekend, which will celebrate the launch of The King’s Great Ships Trail.
Where and when? At Manor Farm and Country Park on July 30 and 31, 2016. [Read more…] about In the King’s Footsteps on the Great Ship Trail
I love the word serendipity. It has a lovely meaning and a great sound.
This post, I think, can be thought of as being a case of serendipity.
I was planning a post about the joy of libraries for some time and then read Mike’s wonderful article from Sri Lanka about renovating the school library, which confirmed to me I should go ahead with this now. [Read more…] about Sharing the Joy of Libraries
In the days before Google, people used to call their librarians with questions.
“What kind of an apple did Eve eat?”
“Why do 18th century English paintings have so many squirrels in them, and how did they tame them so that they wouldn’t bite the painter?” [Read more…] about Hampshire Library Consultation: Have your Say
On the main road into Kandy there is a narrow doorway leading to Dharmawickrama, a school for 1,000 girls.
My wife Brenda arranged to visit to see what a state school is like. The contrasts within were striking. The building was poorly maintained and conditions were crowded and there were few facilities, no play area, squatter toilets, builder’s rubble in some corridors. [Read more…] about Journey to Sri Lanka: Creating a Local Library for 1,000 Girls
How much would you pay for policing?
Hampshire and Isle of Wight residents can have your say now in this Police Funding Consultation Survey. [Read more…] about Have Your Say: Police Funding Consultation Survey
Hampshire County Council have issued a Draft Strategy for the Library Service. This Strategy includes an online questionnaire, actively seeking the public’s views on the proposals. [Read more…] about Hampshire County Library Strategy: Needs Your Views
Judith Grajewski (Conservative) is the newly elected Hampshire County Councillor.
The by election on 22nd October 2015 was sparked by the resignation of Colin Davidovitz, a long-serving Conservative county councillor. [Read more…] about Judith Grajewski (Conservative) Elected Hampshire County Councillor
This weekend Winchester Cathedral celebrates Hampshire Harvest with the County’s food and farming. The first day was full of gorgeous local produce, live entertainment, and a lot of inspiration.
Don’t miss it – there’s still one more day tomorrow. [Read more…] about Winchester Cathedral Hampshire Harvest Weekend 2015
The recent Unconference on Open Data Camp UK in Winchester was the first gathering of Open Data enthusiasts for them to swap ideas, knowledge and to exchange data and to thrash out some of the technical issues of databases.
The Unconference meant that it was less structured and more informal than a conference. [Read more…] about Open Data as Old as Domesday
I have just returned from Day 1 of the UK’s first Open Data Camp, which took place in Winchester today.
Jamie Whyte, from Trafford Innovation and Intelligence Lab, explained why he helps organising the two-day Open Data Camp in his blog post.
A few of us from Chandler’s Ford joined the camp, and have enjoyed a day of networking, workshops, coffee, and lovely lunch. [Read more…] about Inspirational: Open Data Camp Winchester 21 – 22 Feb 2015
Have you heard of Hampshire Hub?
Hampshire Hub is a data store for people who live in and around Hampshire to share data, information, and knowledge.
Mark Braggins, who also writes for Chandler’s Ford Today, founded the Hampshire Hub.
Hampshire Hub is underwritten by Hampshire County Council. [Read more…] about Open Data: How Hampshire Hub Inspired the Government
Hampshire County Council has adopted 0300 numbers for contacting most of its services.
The main advantage (to us) of a 0300 number is the price.
Calls cost no more than 9 pence per minute (the same as what are now called “geographic numbers” but we used to call just “telephone numbers”. [Read more…] about New 0300 Phone Numbers for Hampshire County Council