Hants police and Thames Valley Roads police team have identified an increase in accidents involving older drivers and want to help reduce this.
The events are to help promote and raise awareness of the Older Drivers Forum and how it can help and support Older Motorists to carry on driving safely for longer. We also give advice to Family and Friends concerned about Older Motorists. We will give advice on:· Brushing up your skills
- Booking a driving assessment
- Arranging a regular eyesight test (or a quick test with Specsavers at the event).
- Health and well-being issues that could affect your driving ability
- Renewing your licence at 70
- Learn more about road safety and the consequences of not being fit to drive
- Discover alternatives to driving and staying independent without a car
- And much more
The initial events are planned for:
Monday 30th September – New Milton Community Centre – 0945 – 1500
Tuesday 1st October – Haskins Garden Centre, West End – 0930 – 1500
Wednesday 2nd October – Waterlooville Community Centre – 0930 – 1500
Thursday 3rd October – Elvetham Heath Church, Fleet 0930 – 1500
Apart from the series of promotional events around the county, information can be found at this link https://olderdriversforum.com
Nigel Williamson launched a one man campaign to bring the state of the footpaths through our local nature reserve to the attention of the Council, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust and the NMDCA. He told the editor of the Miller’s Tale that he has had responses to his document, offering a donation from the council and assurance from the Wildlife trust that they will organise contractors to address the issue.
Eastleigh Borough Council is carrying out a review of its polling districts and polling places – and residents are being asked for their views as part of the consultation.
The Council is required to complete a full review of all polling districts and polling places every five years. The aim of the review is to ensure that electors in the Eastleigh constituency have reasonable facilities that are accessible to all electors, including disabled people.
The Council would like residents’ comments on the polling station they used the last time they voted in person at an election and are asking: Were you happy with it? Can you suggest something better?
The 2019 review will run until midday on Friday 6 September 2019.
Borough electors can comment by either emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or writing to the Electoral Registration Office, Eastleigh House, Upper Market Street, Eastleigh SO50 9YN.
Just a reminder the August walk will be on Tuesday 6th please join us at 10:30 outside the Hiltonbury Farmhouse.
There are certain measures you can take to reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim 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.