News and Events

Pruning of Trees near Streetlights

The following Planning Application is being processed.

18/01851/TPO   2nd August 2018

Pruning / lopping of any trees in the vicinity of street lights which are causing shadow and obstruction of street lighting. No branch over 30mm diameter will be pruned and then by no more than 2 metres. A blanket application is requested with approval for 5 years as this would give us flexibility and would obviate the need to make individual applications.

Very little needs to be done at present, but if pruning becomes necessary, relevant property owners will be contacted.

More information on:

https://planningapps.winchester.gov.uk/online-applications/search.do?action=simple&searchType=Application

Sleepers Hill House

The following Planning Application has been received:

Sleepers Hill House, George Eyston Drive, SO224PE

Ref 18/01811/TPO

T1 Remove Crossing limb at point marked in red on attached photograph

Please not we will also be removing 1 No dead Beech tree marked as T2 on the attached plan.

If you would like to comment on this application, a search using the above reference on the link below will give more details.

https://planningapps.winchester.gov.uk/online-applications/search.do?action=simple&searchType=Application

Chingri Khal

The following planning application has just been received:

Chingri Khal, Sleepers Hill

The provision of 6 houses and associated works (4 semi-detached and 2 detached units) following planning permission 16/01490/FUL and 17/02457/FUL

If you would like to comment on this application, a search using Ref. 18/01269/FUL on the link below will give more details.

https://planningapps.winchester.gov.uk/online-applications/search.do?action=simple

Sleepers Hill Association Annual General Meeting 2018

This year’s AGM will be held on Sunday 11th November 2018 in the Stripe Theatre, University of Winchester, Sparkford Road.  Parking is available on campus and we really hope that as many residents as possible will be able to attend. There will be several important issues on which we would wish to consult residents and your input would be greatly appreciated. As in previous years, there will be the opportunity to meet and socialise over drinks after the meeting.

Sleepers Hill Association – Summer Party 2018

 

The Sleepers Hill Association cordially invites you to a Garden Picnic Party at Neatham on Sunday 1st July 2017 from 12.30pm to 2.30pm

All family members welcome. Please bring a savoury “finger buffet” dish or sweet dessert which can be shared. Contributions of alcoholic and soft drinks gratefully accepted.

Online Security

​We have now gained explicit permission to distribute the attached document Stay safe online 2017.

The download was from Which? Magazine​ and was originally restricted to Which? members. The permission was granted so that Neighbourhood Watch members in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight could be advised in a comprehensive way of the techniques of using the internet safely and the hazards of not doing so.

 

 

Warning from Hampshire Trading Standards Service – Fraudulent telephone call – TalkTalk

Hampshire County Council Trading Standards are urging residents to remain vigilant to telephone calls where the caller claims to be from Talk Talk, BT or other telecommunications provider.

The lead in conversation varies, but in general the caller will attempt to persuade the resident there is a problem with their router for which they are due compensation.  The aim is to get the resident to log onto their computer and to gain remote access.

These calls are fraudulent attempts to obtain money, or to place malicious software onto the resident’s computer.

No matter how tempting the offer may be, or how genuine the caller appears to be, remember; the telephone is a form of faceless communication.  It could be any person, calling from anywhere in the world.

Residents are warned NOT TO:

  • Believe there is a problem with their router or that a new one is due.
  • Believe they are due compensation from the caller.
  • Log onto their computer for the caller.
  • Allow the caller remote access of their computer.
  • Log into their online banking to receive a payment from the  caller.
  • Make a payment to compensate the caller if they claim to have ‘overpaid’.
  • Believe the caller can cut off the internet or telephone – they can’t.

Calls from persons claiming to be from Windows, Microsoft, Apple or another recognised manufacturers/software providers should be treated with the same caution.

For advice on scams, to report a matter to Trading Standards, or for a’ Buy With Confidence’ directory of traders approved by Trading Standards, contact our partners at the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 03454 04 05 06.

Any persons affected by this, or any other scam can also report the matter to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040 or visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk

Smishing Scams

Smishing – the term used for SMS phishing – is an activity which enables criminals to steal victims’ money or identity, or both, as a result of a response to a text message. Smishing uses your mobile phone (either a smartphone or traditional non-internet connected handset) to manipulate innocent people into taking various actions which can lead to being defrauded.
The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has received information that fraudsters are targeting victims via text message, purporting to be from their credit card provider, stating a transaction has been approved on their credit card.

The text message further states to confirm if the transaction is genuine by replying ‘Y’ for Yes or ‘N’ for No.

Through this method the fraudster would receive confirmation of the victim’s active telephone number and would be able to engage further by asking for the victim’s credit card details, CVV number (the three digits on the back of your bank card) and/or other personal information.

Protect yourself:

  • Always check the validity of the text message by contacting your credit card provider through the number provided at the back of the card or on the credit card/bank statement.
  • Beware of cold calls purporting to be from banks and/or credit card providers.
  • If the phone call from the bank seems suspicious, hang up the phone and wait for 10 minutes before calling the bank back. Again, refer to the number at the back of the card or on the bank statement in order to contact your bank.
  • If you have been a victim of fraud or cyber crime, please report it to Action Fraud at http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/ or alternatively by calling 0300 123 2040

Events For Your Diary

Sleepers Hill Association – Summer Party 2017

The Sleepers Hill Association cordially invites you to a Garden Picnic Party at Meadow Sleepers Hill on Sunday 9th July 2017 from 12.30pm to 2.30pm

All family members welcome. Please bring a savoury “finger buffet” dish or sweet dessert which can be shared. Contributions of alcoholic and soft drinks gratefully accepted.

Sleepers Hill Association Annual General Meeting 2017

This year’s AGM will be held on Sunday 19th November 2017 at 12 noon in the Stripe Theatre, University of Winchester, Sparkford Road.  Parking is available on campus and we really hope that as many residents as possible will be able to attend. There will be several important issues on which we would wish to consult residents and your input would be greatly appreciated. As in previous years, there will be the opportunity to meet and socialise over drinks after the meeting.