Neighbourhood Watch August 2019

                                            Jane’s Watch                             August 2019

Dear Residents

A bumper edition this month to cover last month’s edition.

The table below provides a brief outline of the crimes reported in the first half of this year for the parishes covered by this magazine.

Parish 2018 2019
Ellisfield 3 6
Farleigh Wallop 2 1
Cliddesden 7 4
Dummer 8 14

We need your help please if you saw or heard anything suspicious overnight of 1st and 2nd July.  A small vehicle drove through fencing on the Axford Road, Ellisfield. The damage to the fencing allowed sheep to run onto the road, one sheep was hit by a car and others appear to have been stolen from the field. If you noticed or heard anything between 6pm on the 1st and 7.30am on the 2nd please call PC Reid directly. As always, all calls are treated in the strictest of confidence.

PC Reid is also appealing for any information concerning theft from a car at The Dummer Golf Club between 6.40pm and 10pm on June 21st, 2019. This is a very rare event, however, if you saw anyone in the area who was acting suspiciously please give PC Reid a direct call – thank you.

A big thank you to all local Residents who reported the presence of an illegal Pedlar calling in and around Dummer on July 1st, 2019. On this occasion, he was very fortunate as PC Reid was dealing with his friend in Preston Candover whom has been reported for summons to court and his goods seized, so when PC Reid got to Dummer the pedlar had disappeared.

Resident information– it is illegal for people to cold call at any door and offer or expose goods for sale unless they have a Police issued Pedlars Certificate. These can be purchased from the Police however you have to be of good previous character. From PC Reid’s experience, many of them who have been reported for summons to Court for acting as a Pedlar without a Certificate have many previous convictions – hence no police issued Pedlars Certificate.

Cold callers will state they are unemployed, homeless, ex-services etc., frequently these excuses are simply that – an excuse. If they call at your door it is up to you if you purchase anything from them but please remember unless they have a Police issued Pedlars Certificate they are acting unlawfully. If you experience a cold caller please notify PC Reid and he will do all he can to witness them at their ‘work’ and be the witness to take the appropriate action to reduce any intimidation against Residents.

Between July 30th and August 2nd, a fuel tank attached to a parked tractor in a field in Berrydown Lane was attacked causing extensive damage. If anyone saw anything suspicious please give PC Reid a call directly.

In nearby Bagmore Lane in Herriard between 3am and 4am on Monday August 5th two premises were broken into at The Old Station yard.  A dark Land Rover Freelander was involved containing three men, PC Reid would like to ask if anyone has CCTV if they could please check between these times on that morning as they too may have had a visit!! On the same night in Newnham a similar burglary took place in which a quad bike and garden tools/equipment was stolen. As previously requested please record and photograph expensive equipment just in case.

Many thanks as always for your support and vigilance

Jane Popkin

Jane’s Contact Details:

Landline: 01256 381138, Mob: 07802 788 833


Village BBQ – Saturday 13th July – Tickets Now On Sale!!!!

Just to remind you that tickets for the village BBQ, which is taking place at the Memorial Hall on Saturday 13th July are on sale now! 
Ticket prices remain unchanged – £10 for adults and £5 for children. There will be a vegetarian option available but please can you let us know when you buy your tickets that this is the option you would like. 
Please invite your friends and family as they will be most welcome to attend. 
“Marco Pierre White” and “Gordon Ramsey” will be back to head the cooking team so you are guaranteed to be in for a real treat!
Please phone either me on 07398 714 959 (or 381 300) or Ray on 381613 to reserve your tickets before the 1st July as we need to know numbers for ordering the meat.
Lastly, as well as eating and dancing, we will be holding the usual event raffle so if you are able to donate a prize, please let me know and I will come and collect it from you or if you are feeling particularly kind perhaps you can drop it off to me. 🙂
Now all we need is a lovely sunny day.
Hope to see you there.
Love and best wishes

Ellisfield Wine Walk – Friday 14th June!

With less than a fortnight to the most loved village event of the year, now is the time to buy your Wine Walk vouchers.

Each voucher costs just £10 and entitles you to four glasses of wine – red or white – saving you £2 when compared to buying individual glasses for £3 each.

So buy your vouchers now from Joanne (381300) or Ray (381613).

The last day for buying them will be Thursday 13th June. No vouchers will be available to purchase on the night.

Date: Friday 14th June 2019

Starts: 7pm onwards

Theme: Wines of Italy


Diane & Rob Pluckrose – 2 Cannon Close, Green Lane
Tracey & Adam Gilvear – 5 Farriers Field, Green Lane
Adrian Hamilton – Bell House, Bell Lane

N.B.: This event is for villagers and their friends only

Audit 2018/2019

Details of the  Audit and Accounts for 2018/2019 etc see: Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2018/19

Public rights to view EPC accounts

Notices pertaining to the exercise of public rights to view Ellisfield Parish Council accounts for the year ending 31stMarch 2018 between 9am and 5pm on working days from 4thJune 2019 to 15thJuly 2019 are now on the Lower Common Parish Council notice board. Any person wishing to exercise these rights should please telephone Peter Raine, Joint Clerk, for an appointment on 01256 381221.

The statement of accounts will not be audited on account of that authority’s self-certified status as exempt, unless either a request for an opportunity to question the auditor about the authority’s accounting records under section 26(2) or an objection under section 27(1) of the Act, results in the involvement of the local auditor; and that in either of those circumstances the audit will be limited to that required by section 20 of the Act as modified by the Smaller Authorities Regulations. (See regulation 12 of the Smaller Authorities Regulations for the application of section 20 of the Act in relation to a Category 2 authority with exempt status.).


Signed:  P.C.W.Raine                                                               Date: 03.06.2019     
Responsible Financial Officer,
Ellisfield Parish Council