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Sinah Field Development

Please read and make any Comments you wish to make by Friday August 9th 2019 whether or not you have commented before, this is a new application APP/18/00724 found in HBC, Planning, Search & Comment online or at Hayling Library online: https://planningpublicaccess.havant.gov.uk/online-applications/simpleSearchResults.do?action=firstPage Points to note: 1) SWHayling have produced a poster/leaflet available at Hayling Print, 66B Elm Grove or email callum@haylingprint.co.uk A3 waterproof @ £3 each A4 quality paper @30p each. 2) Of interest may be 12-7-19 June 2019 Additional Transport Assessment Reconsultation Technical Note Part 1: 1.2 paragraph 2 in which it is now stated that: "The Hayling

Cash for Nitrates?

At June's Havant Borough Cabinet Meeting it was proposed to send a letter to Government Ministers requesting urgent consideration of the damaging effect on "small and medium sized builders" resulting from the current moratorium on particularly the UK's south coast building developments as a result of recent Dutch Case Law C-293/17 and C-294/17 concerning the already well publicised concerns regarding excess Nitrate contamination of our local waters. Various online references include the following but please note that this particular onine summary link does not cover any other, independent research into the real differences between current agricultural nitrogen deposits and current housebuil

Endless Delays

Members of Hayling's vital Infrastructure Advisory Group are meeting with continued delays from Havant Borough Council's new Chairman for the Group, Cllr. Tim Pike, in our efforts to engage with the Council's deliberations on our Island's infrastructure needs and plans. Cllr. Pike's deferment of a meeting with the Group indicates that we are not being included in contributing to the infrastructure Agenda for the Island. The Group's expertise was originally acknowledged when it was set up by HBC and Councillors in 2016 and commenced January 2017. We made positive and meaningful contributions as appreciated by successive meetings. However the Transport Assessment 2018 (intended as Evidence

Billy Trail: Flooding

Many readers will know, from the June Islander p.8, that this National Cycle Route has been disgracefully neglected for far too long and now is not only at risk from falling into the sea but also from rainwater flooding as Hampshire County Council (HCC) has failed to maintain the drainage ditch for generations. Since Hayling has always had a Hampshire County Council Councillor, currently Cllr. Lance Quantrill lance.quantrill@hants.gov.uk , it is difficult to understand how this state of affairs has been allowed to develop. Please contact him and HCC Leader Cllr. Keith Mans keith.mans@hants.gov.uk to request urgent remedial action that cannot and should not wait until the possibility of l

Islander update

Since news of JPIMedia's closure of, amongst many other local papers, Hayling's local Islander newspaper, there have been communications between concerned Islander supporters and JPIMedia in order to establish any terms on which the paper could re-open. There is nothing firm yet to publish, but currently it appears to be unlikely that JPIMedia's business case, requiring an injection (from another source) of at least £2k before another month's publication, when it would advertise continuation on the basis of a minimum 2,000 member online subscription of £1, can be met. This is because any such injection makes it unattractive because there is no guarantee that 2,000 such subscribers will def

Wildflowers

Martin Hampton is offering his advice regarding suitable planting in even the tiniest corners of our open as well as private ground spaces, in order to encourage insect life which many of us gardeners already know is in worrying sharp decline nationally and locally. He has successfully transformed a few small and otherwise insignificant areas in Havant eg Havant end of the Hayling Billy track just before the Spring car park. It took him time before passers by began to make favourable comments on the difference his efforts made! Nevertheless he is convinced that we all have to start 'small'. Instead of people wanting instant impact flowers that don't benefit insect life, we should all be

Climate Change

"We the undersigned, petition Havant Borough Council to amend their Climate Emergency declaration ton one which is target focused and binding. We believe that we are in a climate emergency which threatens our health, environment and all of our futures. Havant Borough Council can and should take action to reduce the risks our community faces. We want Havant Borough Council to: Declare an emergency; Pledge to be carbon free by 2030; Produce a climate action plan with binding targets within six months; Provide a progress report each year; Request more powers and money from central government; and Inform and work with residents, community groups and businesses to achieve these aims. Havant

Failing Infrastructure

June 14th’s cavernous hole in Hayling’s only major access route, the by now famous A3023 cul de sac, was caused by Portsmouth Water’s (PW) largest water main supply to the Island bursting. Regardless of the cause, the appalling consequences of this event highlights Hayling’s continued vulnerability to its infrastructure weaknesses. HIRA has repeatedly emphasized the inadequacy of Havant Borough Council’s Emergency Plan for Hayling and the lack of proper practice: limited desk-top efforts reflect little appreciation for the real effects of a major incident here. Residents notified HIRA of Hampshire Highways’ alarmingly inaccurate response to their call, emailed 14:57 BST, that: the police w

July Article

As published in the Hayling Trader as will be the September/October Article. June 14th’s cavernous hole in Hayling’s only major access route, the by now famous A3023 cul de sac, was caused by Portsmouth Water’s (PW) largest water main supply to the Island bursting. Regardless of the cause, the appalling consequences of this event highlights Hayling’s continued vulnerability to its infrastructure weaknesses. HIRA has repeatedly emphasized the inadequacy of Havant Borough Council’s Emergency Plan for Hayling and the lack of proper practice: limited desk-top efforts reflect little appreciation for the real effects of a major incident here. Residents notified HIRA of Hampshire Highways’ alarmi

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