- Published: Saturday, 25 September 2021 18:03
This newsletter contains some local news and the programme for Music at Beaulieu which has resumed now that Covid restrictions have been relaxed. Neighbourhood Watch information includes details of local crime and warnings about the perils of selling online. Please don’t forget to send in your notices and advertise your events in this free newsletter. And please tell your friends about it or forward a copy to them. They can request a copy on the village website using the link above.
Music at Beaulieu
The Music at Beaulieu 2021 Concert Programme is now open. To keep everybody safe:
· Please wear a mask during the concert and use hand gel when entering the church.
· The concert will be limited to 1 hour, no interval and no drinks.
· Doors will be open throughout the concert and there will be no heating, so wear warm clothing.
· There will be no seat cushions on the pews.
For the latest updates for each concert, videos and more, please visit our Facebook page.
Saturday 25 September at 7:00pm. Tickets £15.
Black Market Quartet – Jazz
Join the band (guitar, violin, double bass and drums) for an evening of jazz standards and modern jazz, plus their own special take on some popular contemporary songs.
Saturday 30 October at 7:00pm. Tickets £15.
Lewis Lee plays Bach
Talented young violinist Lewis Lee is a former Music at Beaulieu award winner. He will be performing Bach’s ever popular Violin Concerto in E major with local professional orchestra, the Nova Foresta Classical Players.
Saturday 13 November at 7:00pm. Tickets £20.
One of the world’s top chamber choirs, we are delighted to welcome Tenebrae to Music at Beaulieu. The award-winning group, directed by Nigel Short, is renowned for its passion and precision. They will be performing a programme of Medieval chant and Thomas Tallis’ famous ‘Lamentations of Jeremiah’.
Saturday 11 December at 7:00pm. Tickets £10.
New Forest Children’s Choir and New Forest Chamber Choir
These two choirs, directed by Alison Russell-Hayward, are delighting us again with their glorious music. Expect a wonderful evening of festive favourites.
SPONSORED BY: The Turgoose Trust and Highcliffe Junior Choir Foundation.
School Fields Jigsaw Group
Unfortunately, the Jigsaw Group (Puzzle Club) which used to meet at the Old School Field, has now disbanded. There is need of a new leader to revive it. Could that leader be you?
There is a collection of puzzles already in the hall, and the previous organiser, Rene Sanders, will be happy to explain how the group used to operate. You can call her on 01590 612530.
Free WiFi Now Available for Users of East Boldre Village Hall
The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Youth Commission is seeking new members aged 14 to 24 years.
The Youth Commission acts as the voice of young people on the crime and policing issues that matter to them most.
• Make a difference
• Have your voice heard
• Gain new knowledge, skills and experiences
• Meet a variety of new people
• Go to some great fun events
• Work with those who are making decisions on things that matter to young people
The Youth Commission helps inform and support the work of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Donna Jones.
Members of the Youth Commission:
• Consult with young people on police and crime issues and seek ideas on how these can be tackled.
• Work to raise awareness and educate young people via campaigns.
• Learn about different issues that are relevant to them and their peers.
If you are aged 14-24 and interested, or know a young person who might be, visit the Commissioner’s website http://www.hampshire-pcc.gov.uk/join before October 31st to find out more and apply to join.
Take Care when Selling Online
The Police want to urge people who are selling off-road motorcycles, quad-bikes and ATVs online, particularly on selling platforms such as Facebook Marketplace and Gumtree, to be vigilant following a number of reports of thefts or attempted thefts across the county.
It comes after numerous sellers have received a call, or direct message, from people pretending to be ‘buyers’ and requesting an image or a video of the vehicle engine running from the seller.
Those pretending to be ‘buyers’ have then extracted the image metadata, which allows users to see when and where the image or video was taken, allowing the bike to be pinpointed to a specific location. The vehicles are then targeted by criminals and are often stolen or attempts made to steal the vehicles.
We know online buying and selling sites have grown in popularity in recent months, however we want to remind people to please be vigilant when selling items in this way.
Our advice is:
• Ensure that ‘location’ settings are switched off on your mobile device/camera if you’re then sending images to prospective ‘buyers’. This would mitigate against the location metadata being extracted and the vehicle located.
• If asked for additional images or videos from prospective buyers, upload them directly to your online listing. Do not send them directly.
• Do not provide you home or work address to buyers. Arrange to meet them in a public place or neutral location.
Burglaries: No homes were burgled during August but nine outbuildings were broken into, five in Brockenhurst, and the others were in Lyndhurst, Ower, Woodlands and Emery Down. The most expensive theft saw four bikes worth over £10,000 taken from a garage in Bank.
Vehicle Crime: The number of thefts from motor vehicles has increased during August. Thirty cars and vans were broken into including eleven that had their catalytic converters stolen and two whose number plates were taken. Car parks targeted were Bolderwood, Knightwood Oak, Fritham and Bratley View while cars parked in Brockenhurst and Bramshaw were also broken into. Tools were stolen from a van parked overnight at the Travelodge at Stoney Cross.
Other thefts: Thirty-nine bicycle thefts were reported during August. These happened at Sethorns, Long Meadow, Hollands Wood and Ashurst campsites and from hotels, pubs and restaurant in Brockenhurst, Ashurst and Lyndhurst. The good news is that a man from Southampton has been charged with three offences in the New Forest and he is also on conditional bail for other offences committed in the Forest including the theft of bicycles from Lyndhurst, Ashurst and Brockenhurst. He has also been released under investigation for a burglary. We also seized two stolen cars during August that we believe had been used to commit crimes in the New Forest.
Scaffolding and other building supplies were taken from a yard in Ower; unused cooking oil was taken from the back of a pub at Emery Down; a motorbike was stolen from Lyndhurst car park; a parcel disappeared from a doorstep in Brockenhurst and, amazingly, part of a tent was taken from a New Forest campsite.
Other Crime: In August, the Police executed another drugs warrant at a property in the New Forest, this time on Shepherds Close at Bartley. Cannabis, some as yet unidentified white powder, cash, scales and small bags were found at the address. An Out of Court Disposal was issued to one resident for allowing their property to be used in connection with illegal drugs and a full investigation is now underway.
PLEASE TELL US IF YOU THINK DRUG DEALING IS TAKING PLACE WHERE YOU LIVE.
SpeedWatch: During August, the SpeedWatch team in Lyndhurst surveyed various roads in the village and monitored over 2091 vehicles. Of those 1216, so 58%, were travelling over the 30 mph limit and 153 of those vehicles have received warning letters from the Police for recording speeds above the threshold criteria, with one vehicle in Goose Green reaching 54 mph. Other high speeds were 48 and 47 mph. Also in August, the Copythorne SpeedWatch team went out seven times and monitored over 1600 vehicles. The majority of drivers were adhering to the speed limits but unfortunately 199 drivers were driving too fast and will be receiving a Police letter. One vehicle was surveyed at 58 Mph in a 30 mph zone, which will result in direct Police contact.
Finally we are often asked what you should do if you are involved in or witness an accident involving an animal on the roads in the New Forest. Our Country Watch team has put together this very useful guide.
If you see an injured animal on the roadside?
If you hit an animal while driving, your priorities, in this order, are:
If the animal is alive and still visible at roadside:
Your local Police Officers are:
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