Dear all, Happy New Year, I hope everyone had an enjoyable and covid free Christmas break.
For those concerned about motorbike noise and speeding, especially those near the A32, there is to be a parish update on Teams at 1pm on 14 January. Attendees will include the PCC Donna Jones, local MPs Flick Drummond and Damian Hinds and Councillor Russell Oppenheimer, who is responsible for roads at HCC.
If you and/or other representatives from your respective parishes would like to attend, the link is below. A good attendance means you can have your say and the attendees above will be reminded this is an issue! I will be there too.
Microsoft Teams meeting
Join on your computer or mobile app
Or call in (audio only)
+44 20 3443 9031,,234236140# United Kingdom, London
Phone Conference ID: 234 236 140#
Councillor Hugh Lumby
Meon Valley Division
Hampshire County Council
Report, Report, Report. - 1st June 2020
Just a reminder to all those who signed up to CANS. Please Report on 101 or at www.hampshire.police.uk.
They prefer you to report on-line if possible. If not dial 101 and they will (eventually) take your details.
We would encourage you to report as often as possible otherwise the statistics of these offences will not flag up on the police “radar” as being a problem.
You can report: Antisocial behaviour, noise, speeding, driving without due care either directly witnessed or if you are affected by an number of events over a period of time. (see attached as an example).
It is important to follow the right path through the Hampshire Police reporting pages.
We suggest the following:
- Use the Tell us about Tab
- then something you have heard or seen
- then Road traffic incidents
- identify the A32 or A272 on the map and your or the location of the incident(s) or enter a postcode.
- Then answer the questions offered
- Then “report possible driving offence”
- You then enter your details
- Answer questions in so far as you can (e.g. motorcyclist, 500cc.) No other details are required of the offender unless you have them.
See attached for an example of the finished report.
Submit your responses with tab at the bottom of page.
There may be other routes through the system but this appears to be the quickest and easiest. If you find a better way please let us know.
A32/A272 Steering Group
Communities Against Noise and Speed
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/176921419579192/
Communities Against Noise & Speed (CANS) - Open Meeting Saturday, 8th February 2020
Attached is an update on activities of the CANS Steering Group since February 2019. A further meeting with the RPU and HCC is planned for this month.
There will be an OPEN MEETING for all residents of the A32/A272 on Saturday 8th February, 10.30 am at Meonstoke Village Hall. Please attend this meeting if you can. We need voice and presence to show to the authorities how much we are all affected by the noise and speed of motorbikes along our rural roads and through our villages. Check out the Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/176921419579192 or the website: www.canshampshire.co.uk
CANS was formed following a public meeting at West Meon in November 2017. The aim is to promote, lobby and campaign for safer and quieter roads in the Meon Valley, along the A32 & A272 and the surrounding countryside. While this applies to all vehicles, a particular emphasis is on the irresponsible and reckless driving of some of the recreational motor bikers who use these rural highways to speed and intimidate other road users.
In this area over the past 5 years, 50% of all accidents with killed or seriously injured casualties, involved a motorbike. The average for Hampshire generally in 2016 was 29%.
We need as many members as possible to obtain a strong mandate to speak up on your behalf.
- Parish Council support to lobby Hampshire County Council and the Authorities for lower speed limits of rural A, B and C roads
- Pressure Police and the Police & Crimes Commissioner to enforce the law, to catch those speeding, driving recklessly
- To lobby for average speed cameras along the longer stretches of A road
- Publicise the campaign widely and encourage and galvanise the population of villages and rural areas to lobby all levels of local and national government