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Hound Parish Council New Offices

Hound PC has now moved to its new premises at 29C Station Road, Netley Abbey, SO31 5AE.

The Parish Office will be open from
9.30 am to 1pm (Monday - Thursday), and
9.30 am to 12 noon (Friday)
All other contact details remain the same.
Insurance Broker: Came & Company Tel: 01256 395020
e-mail: parishcouncils@cameandcompany.co.uk 

Aviva Insurance Policy Number 24414511CHC 

Click here to go to our Hampshire County Council Warnings page, for more information on scams being perpetrated within the area.

Warning from Hampshire Trading Standards Service
Doorstep callers - DWP

Trading Standards would like to raise awareness of a suspicious incident reported by a Chandlers Ford resident. 

The resident received a cold call at the door by two individuals described as being male, in their 50’s and wearing grey suites.  The resident did not answer the door.  However, upon leaving the property was approached by the individuals who claimed to be from the DWP (Department for Work and Pensions).  No identification was shown or worn. 

Checks carried out by the resident with DWP confirmed that they do not  cold call, and would only visit following prior contact by letter or telephone.

Trading Standards urge all residents to be vigilant to cold callers at the door, and not to allow access unless through checks have been carried out.  ID cards are not to be relied on as proof of a person’s legitimacy, and phone numbers given by the caller should not be used to carry out checks. 

Sound advice is to say "No” to all doorstep cold callers.

Hampshire County Council residents can request a free door sticker which states ‘We do not buy goods or services at the door - please do not cold call.’  By calling 01962 833620 or email doorstep.crime@hants.gov.uk .

Hampshire Trading Standards offer a scheme that can deter unscrupulous cold callers and empower residents to say “No” as a community.  Further details can be found on the following link - No Cold Calling Zone.

Trading Standards would advise consumers not to agree to work that is instigated as a result of a cold call.   Consumers should obtain at least 3 written quotes from reputable businesses or traders who are either members of the Hampshire County Council Trading Standards Buy With Confidence Scheme or a recognised trade association.

Members of the Buy With Confidence scheme are fully audited to ensure their trading practices are legal, honest and fair.  All members have been checked for trustworthiness and compliance with consumer protection laws. Details can be obtained by telephoning 01962 833620, emailing buy.with.confidence@hants.gov.uk or via the website www.buywithconfidence.gov.uk

Traders who agree work at the home of an individual or at a place other than their usual business premises are required by law to provide consumers with a Notice of Right to Cancel, which gives consumers a 14 day cooling off period from the date the work starts.  So, legally, you may have the right to cancel even though work has commenced.

If anyone has any information about traders who are cold calling or requires any advice on doorstep crime they can contact Hampshire County Council's

Quick Response Team on 01962 833666

(Monday – Friday 0900hrs to 1700hrs)

where specially trained officers are on hand to provide advice. 

If assistance is required outside of these hours please contact Hampshire Police on their non-urgent number 101 or dial 999 if you feel threatened or intimidated.

Hampshire County Council Trading Standards Service
Montgomery House
Monarch Way
Hampshire SO22 5PW
Tel: 01962 833620
Fax: 01962 833698
E-mail: doorstep.crime@hants.gov.uk

Warning from Hampshire Trading Standards Service - People's Postcode Lottery letter scam

Hampshire County Council Trading Standards Service would like to raise awareness of a letter scam currently being received by several Hampshire residents.

The letter is titled “People’s Postcode Lottery”, usually in coloured type, and states that a big money win of £825,000 has been allocated to the recipient in a draw of the “People’s Postcode Lottery 2015 Award International programs held in Madrid, Spain”.

The letter contains poor grammar and looks home produced.  It claims to be from the People's Postcode Lottery, gives a London address, London phone number and is signed by 'Baron Wheels' President of the company.  In order to start a claim the recipient is asked to contact the Foreign Service Manager.

The letter is to be regarded as a mass marketed fraud, and is very similar to the typical ‘Spanish Lottery’ scam that has been around for years. Any attempts to respond to the letter will result in personal data and an administration fee being requested. Further money will then be requested.

Under no circumstances should personal information or money be sent. There is no prize, and the money will not be recovered.

The genuine People's Postcode Lottery says it will not, under any circumstances, request a payment to receive any prize. If you receive a letter, email or text message claiming to be from the People’s Postcode Lottery, please call 0808 1098765 to check with their customer service team.

Remember – it is not possible to win a lottery unless you have personally purchased a ticket.

Click here for a copy of a typical scam letter.

For further consumer advice or to report a matter to Trading Standards, please contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 04 05 06.

Hampshire County Council Trading Standards Service
Montgomery House
Monarch Way
Hampshire SO22 5PW
Tel: 01962 833620
Fax: 01962 833698
E-mail: doorstep.crime@hants.gov.uk

The Sea Wall adjacent to the Cricket Field and Abbey Hall

Hound PC has accepted a quotation from Carlton Civil Engineering to repair the sea wall and at the Special Council meeting on 22 June 15, agreed to delegate the appointment of the Construction & Design Manager to a working party to be held prior to the Council meeting on 6 July 2015.
Sea Wall

A quotation has also been received to repair the culvert area adjacent to The Hard, outside the Royal Victoria Country Park.

Work is due to start on the wall week commencing 20 July 2015.

Park Sport 2015
Eastleigh Borough Council presents Park Sport 2015, click here for more information.

New planning application (resubmission) O/15/76147- Click to download

Please note that the coastal path between Beach Lane and the boundary with Vitalise (Waterside House) has a large hole in it at present. Hound PC is working to get this area surveyed and repaired, but in the meantime, please heed weather warnings and do not walk along there.

The Hard area outside the Royal Victoria Country Park is also very exposed to the elements - members of the public are asked to stay away from this area.

Hound Parish Council has closed the section of sea wall path that runs from Beach Lane to Waterside House. Due to the recent heavy rainfall, winds and the natural destructive power of the sea, it has unfortunately collapsed onto the beach. Therefore the Council urges Parishioners to avoid the path, as the area is structurally unsafe, and poses a serious hazard.

Behind Abbey Wall 01 Behind Abbey Wall 02
Behind Abbey Wall 03
Behind Abbey Wall 04
Cricket Field Path 02
Storm damage

Cricket Field Path 01

Sea viewHound is a village and civil parish in the borough of Eastleigh in southern Hampshire, England. The parish encompasses the villages of Netley Abbey, Butlocks Heath and Old Netley and includes such landmarks as Netley Castle and Netley Abbey Ancient Monument. In the 2001 census, the parish had a headcount of 6,846 living in 2,928 households.

The 1868 National Gazetteer described the parish as being in the Hundred of "Mainsbridge" and containing Sholing and Woolston as well as Netley. The land was mainly arable farmland at this point, with some pasture and woodland, including a substantial amount of common land. The parish is recorded from about 1370, when John de Bothby, Lord Chancellor of Ireland, held the living of Hound.