“Get Safe Online campaign”


Do you overshare information that would be better kept private or more discreet?  Once it’s online, it’s online, so it could be shared even after you’ve deleted it. Think before you post comments or photos that you might regret later. And remember that employers look at social media too.


Check your social media privacy settings to make sure only those you want to can see your profile and posts.


Not everybody who wants to connect with you on social media is who they say they are. Do some research, and accept requests with care.


Splashing pics of your hotel pool on holiday usually means your home is empty, and insurers may not pay out for resulting burglaries. Think before you post.


Protecting your kids from problems on social media is a number one priority.


Fake news, offers, freebies, goods, holidays and profiles are commonplace on social media. Make sure you can tell the difference between fake and real.


If you think you’ve been a victim of fraud, report it to @actionfrauduk at www.actionfraud.police.uk or by calling 0300 123 2040. l

Following recent events in Durley please find below some helpful advice for all vehicle owners:-

If you leave valuable possessions (e.g. handbags, laptops, satnavs, iPods, mobile phones, cameras) on show inside a vehicle, it is much more likely to be targeted by thieves.  Even items of little value, such as shopping bags and clothing, may tempt a potential thief to break into the vehicle to see whether they contain anything worth stealing.  Offences can take place during the day or night, whether a vehicle is parked in a driveway, on the street or in a public car park. Typically. thieves will smash windows to gain entry. Sometimes they will break door locks or, on older vehicles, prise the door away from the body of the vehicle.

Here is some good advice to follow to ensure that you don’t end the day without a smile:

  • Before heading off for that picnic or walk, when leaving your car parked up, close all windows and lock your car.
  • Upon locking your vehicle try your car door to ensure it is actually locked.
  • Park your car in an attended car park where possible.
  • Look for public car parks approved by the Park Mark scheme.
  • When parking at home, use your garage. If you don’t have a garage, park in a well-lit area.
  • Don’t leave anything on display in your vehicle.
  • Take all your personal possessions with you.
  • Remove sat nav holders and visible sat nav ring marks from windscreens.
  • Leave the glove box open to show there’s nothing inside.
  • Fit an alarm or immobiliser to your car.
  • Do not store your car’s documents in the car.
  • Secure your wheels using locking wheel nuts.

Please Be Aware

Hampshire Constabulary has received several reports of an unknown male knocking on doors in Bishops Waltham and Waltham Chase requesting painkillers from local residents, although not all of our areas, this could spread.

Can I ask local residents not to give out any kind of medication to any person.

If this male does happen to knock on your door and you do have any concerns with regards to the male’s health or wellbeing please call the relevant service provider.

Enquiries are ongoing with regards to identifying the male to safeguard him and signpost him to seek the support he needs.

Bishops Waltham and surrounding villages is a safe place with low crime levels and this is an unusual incident for this area – but it does highlight the need to keep alert at all times. If you notice anything strange, suspicious or worrying, please report it to your local Police by phoning 101 and in an emergency 999. To keep this a safe community we need the public to be our eyes and ears.

Alternatively, you can call Crime Stoppers (anonymous & free) 0800 555 111

Durley Parish Council

Clerk: Mrs. Anne Collins

Telephone: 01489 860236

e-mail: durleyparishcouncil@gmail.com

website: www.durleyvillage.com



Steve Delmege (Chairman)

Peter Childs (Vice Chairman and Transport representative)

Anita Watts (Recreation Ground Committee Chairperson)

Gemma Miller (Hall Committee Chairperson)

Kirsty Rutherford (Hall Committee Vice Chairperson & Sawmills representative)

Chris Brenchley (Footpaths Officer)

Gabe Rappini (Highways Officer)



Rob Humby

Steve Miller

David McLean



Rob Humby


Contact telephone numbers for District and County Councillors can be found in the Parish Magazine or via the Clerk, Mrs. Anne Collins, on the above telephone number, or via e-mail. Any correspondence to the Parish Council should be addressed to the Clerk.

For full Notice of Poll for the District Councillor Election 2019 click here: Notice of Poll – April 2019



Winchester City Council


Election of Parish Councillors


The following is a statement of the persons nominated for election as a Parish Councillor for




Name of Candidate Home Address Description (if any) Name of Proposer Reason why no longer nominated*

Vivien Ann


(Address in Winchester District)) Merritt Ian

Christopher Guy


(Address in Winchester District) Holttum Mark



(Address in Winchester District ) Delmege S

Peter Anthony


Thatchers, Sciviers Lane, Durley, Southampton, SO32 2AG Richardson Trevor



(Address in Winchester District) Holttum Tracy



Waterside, Durley Brook Road, Durley, Southampton, SO32 2AR Clarke Roger



(Address in Winchester District) Campbell Carolyn

Gemma Louise


White Owl Cottage, Parsonage Lane, Durley, SO32 2AD Webb Becky

Gabriel Peter


Berkeley Farm, Durley St, Durley, SO32 2AB Croot William Maxwell

Kirsty Melissa


(Address in Winchester District) Webb R

Marie Josephine


39 The Sawmills, Durley, Southampton, Hampshire, SO32 2EH Read Z L

Anita Lynne


Rosedean, Durley Street, Durley, Southampton, SO32 2AA Rappini J



(Address in Winchester District) Rutherford K

*Decision of the Returning Officer that the nomination is invalid or other reason why a person nominated no longer stands nominated.


The persons above against whose name no entry is made in the last column have been and stand validly nominated.


A POLL WILL BE TAKEN on Thursday 2 May 2019 between the hours of 7:00 am and 10:00 pm.


Where contested this poll is taken together with the election of District Councillors


Driving Safely for Longer

Monday 1st October to Friday 5th October 2018

There are currently just over 5.1 million people in the UK aged 70 and over driving on our roads and the expectation is that this will double if not treble in the next 20 years as we all live longer. The oldest person who holds a driving licence is a male aged 107 years. Hampshire is shown as having the highest number of older drivers outside London.

We know that older motorists have a wealth of experience, confidence and tolerance. However, sight, hearing, reaction time and judgement of speed and distance may not be as sharp as it once was.

Fragility increases with age, so injuries tend to be more serious and recovery takes much longer. Casualty rates do increase for car drivers aged over about 65, and the fatality rate increases significantly.

That’s where we come in. The Older Drivers Forum is about keeping mature motorists on the road safely for longer. Whether that’s helping giving you practical and informative help and support to continue driving or pointing you in the right direction for an assessment to identify your driving needs – from wing mirror adapters to an elevated driving seat – we’re here to help.

We’re a not-for-profit group made up of experts in road safety from across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight – from representatives from the emergency services, to charities, local authorities and businesses specialising in keeping older people on the road.

If you know an older driver, have contact with them regularly in your job or are perhaps just concerned for a friend or relative who is still driving then the Older Driver Forum may be able to help. Please visit their website www.olderdriversforum.com for more information.

From Monday 1st October to Friday 5th October 2018, and in support of Older Peoples Day (Oct 1st), the forum is holding an Older Driver Awareness Week offering advice and tips that will help older drivers continue to drive safely or help them to decide when to stop.

The local event will be held on Tuesday, October 2nd at Haskins Garden Centre, West End, Southampton

The event is free to attend and open between 9.30am to 3pm, no appointment is required and people can pop in anytime during these hours. The events are aimed at anyone with an interest, from older drivers themselves, to friends and relatives.

Advice will be available on:

  • brushing up your skills
  • booking a driving assessment
  • arranging a regular eyesight test
  • getting advice on health and wellbeing issues that could affect driving ability
  • renewing your licence at 70
  • learning about road safety and consequences of not being fit to drive
  • discover alternatives to being independent without a car

Safety is the top priority; it should be the most important thing older drivers consider when there is concern over driving ability. The best advice is don’t become complacent and wait for an accident or a near miss to convince a driver to stop, instead seek advice, support and help.

Let’s help Older Drivers to carry on Driving Safely for Longer

Hampshire Police and Trading Standards want to remind people not to be pressured into signing up for services and goods that they don’t actually need.

If you are ever visited or cold called by people offering services such as loft insulation or other ‘energy home improvements’ never be swayed into signing anything on the spot. If you feel uncomfortable and the person refuses to leave tell them you are calling the police.

Older more vulnerable members of our community are being deliberately targeted and these companies are using scare tactics to get them to agree to totally unnecessary expensive work. They may also mention you are entitled to a Government grant, or you will be fined if you don’t have the right energy saving measures in place. The ‘sell’ may start with a free loft insulation check.

If you have older relatives, friends or neighbours, please talk to them about not employing any services of people who they are unsure of or who have cold called them.  Trading Standards partners at the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline 03454 040506 can give advice and will record complaints for Trading Standards.  You can also  contact:

The Energy Trust  http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/, or Police on 101 if you have concerns or wish to know more.’