Burglaries in Chandler’s Ford

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A series of burglaries have occurred in Chandler’s Ford between 18:00 on 26/11/2017 and 18:00 on 02/12/2017. These incidents have occurred in the areas of Gardner Way, Apsley Place, Cranford Gardens, Octavia Gardens and Verona Road.

Did you see or hear anything that could assist us with our enquiries? No matter how small or unimportant it may seem it could help.

Please contact us on 101 or via email: eastleigh.police@hampshire.pnn.police.uk
Quote crime reference number: 44170466669, 44170468938, 44170470049, 44170470188, 44170470227

There are certain measures you can take to reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim yourself, such as:
Check your insurance documents for any specific security requirements or upgrades.
Ensure side gates are locked to prevent access to the rear of the property.
Ensure rear fencing is in good repair.
Lock all windows and doors, remembering to double lock UPVC doors (lift handle and turn key)
Keep all keys out of reach and sight from the letterbox (remember a device could be used to hook keys through the letterbox).
Do not leave ladders and garden tools in your garden, lock them away in your shed.
Improve natural surveillance at the front of your property i.e. trim high hedges.
Consider fitting security lighting and a burglar alarm.
Mark your property with postcode and house number and register your property for free with www.immobilise.com
Make use of timer switches to make the property appear occupied.
Get a trusted neighbour to keep an eye on your property.
Consider joining or forming a Neighbourhood Watch scheme.
Remove valuables from view of ground floor windows.
Store any high value items (i.e. jewellery, passports) in a properly secured safe or bank vault.
Please report any suspicious activity to the police on 101 or anonymously via the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

Kind regards,
Eastleigh East Neighbourhood Policing Team
Message Sent By
Lucinda Mack (Police, PCSO, Eastleigh) 5 December 2017

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Survey results so far

nmdca survey slideWe had our committee meeting last night and shared some of the interesting results of the recent survey. Whilst not everybody on the estate contributed, there were enough surveys returned to draw some conclusions.

Firstly that whilst there are some families resident on North Millers Dale the majority of people living here are couples aged over forty. This is quite different from the findings of the 1997 survey. We concluded this was probably due to two things: the very high prices of Millers Dale houses and that many people who moved here twenty or more years ago like it so much they have never felt the need to move.

Traffic issues as in ’97 are still high on the agenda but now ‘hedges’ and ‘rats’ are even higher.

As for things you would be interested in taking part in if the NMDCA organised them: Guest speakers, local walks and cheese and wine evenings proved to be popular choices.

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If you haven’t yet and would still like to do the survey go to https://nmdca.wordpress.com/2017/10/04/new-survey-for-2017/

We were pleased to see some residents had added some of their own ideas into the ‘others’ sections in both the issues and events. I have added these below exactly as they were on the forms.

Issues (Others)
• Inconsiderate parking – restricting access – often by delivery, removal and tradesman vehicles.
• Overgrown trees on the green near the Pub overgrown onto the road. Unclear who should be looking after these trees. Looking unsafe in high winds – possible damage to houses.
• Cats,
• Multiple car households who use the visitor lay-bys as their own personal parking spaces
• Traffic speed on NMD as a rat run.
• 1. Traffic = danger from speeding cars past Weavers Place / NMDale junction and crossing by Flexford Nature Reserve
• 2. Litter – in Nature reserve (drinks containers, empty sweets packets) presumed mainly dropped by children / young people. Action – notices at entrance points “Protect wildlife – take your litter home and bin it, please!” Also local schools to ensure message conveyed to pupils linked to suitable topic related lessons at least annually.
• Rubbish in the nature reserve – I do a collection now and again.
• Cats
• Reinstatement of gritbin in NMD opposite Cranford Gardens
• Cobbles at the NMD end of Lauston Drive
• Cats
• Cold Callers
• Vehicles on the verges

Events:
Interests (Others)
• Get to know everyone on the Estate.
• Daytime activities for retired residents
• Local walks – nature reserve, etc.
• Art/Painting/Drawing club/group, keep fit!
• Christmas Event
• Events on our green (Farmhouse)

Walking Group?

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We’ve had a good response so far to our survey which helps us get a better idea of the demographic of North Miller Dale and enables us to plan how to best serve our community. One of the items of interest that lots of you have mentioned is ‘Local Walks’ and given the great area that we live that is understandable. We plan to start a walking group in the new year and hope we get the support to make it successful. We’d be interested to hear from you the types of walk that would most appeal. Is it a two or three mile stroll to get a bit of fresh air and exercise or something more ambitious? Please add your comments to let us know.

 

New survey for 2017

If you would like to do the survey on-line please click the button

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It’s over twenty years since we last did a survey in North Miller’s Dale so to help us get an idea of how the estate has changed over the years we would be grateful if you could answer a few simple questions. We are only interested in statistics so all the data will be anonymous and will not be passed on to any third parties.

 

Your gardening questions answered

Cedar Nursery’s planting expert Zona McGlynn will talk about the problems with heavy clay soils and the best plants to thrive in the gardens we have in Miller’s Dale. She will be on hand to answer your questions about gardening issues. Light refreshments will be available included in the £3 entrance fee. Places are limited so please get in touch early to book your seat for this fascinating evening. editor@nmdca.org.uk

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