Posts by Rose Tapper

Hart plans to welcome Afghan families

Hart District Council is planning to welcome Afghan families next month as part of the resettlement scheme announced by the Government. The UK has been running a scheme to support locally employed staff in Afghanistan, often in dangerous and challenging situations, in recognition of their commitment and bravery shown supporting UK forces since 2013. In April 2021, this was extended to include a relocation scheme to the UK.
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Hart resident prosecuted for cutting down protected trees

A Fleet resident has been ordered to pay more than £2,000 after pleading guilty to cutting down protected trees in a conservation area.  Basingstoke Magistrates Court found earlier this month that the two trees – a sycamore and a cypress – in the North Fleet Conservation Area were removed contrary to a Hart District Council Decision Notice issued on 30 January 2018. This allowed for the felling of several trees at the defendant’s address but clearly stated this did not include the sycamore or cypress.
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Phyllis Tuckwell is Appealing for Donations

Phyllis Tuckwell is appealing for autumn/winter stock donations to sell in its 18 charity shops. Local Hospice Care charity Phyllis Tuckwell is launching an appeal for donations of good quality autumn/winter clothing and accessories, for it to sell in its 18 charity shops, which are located throughout West Surrey and North-East Hampshire.
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Free COVID-19 testing for all Hart residents

Free rapid lateral flow tests are being offered to all Hart residents to protect our communities as we ease out of lockdown restrictions. Anyone can visit the testing centre at the council offices in Fleet to collect testing kits for themselves and their families to use twice a week.
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The benefits of completing the Census 2021

Everyone will benefit from completing the Census 2021 Hart District Council is supporting this year’s 2021 Census and is asking all its residents to make sure they take part to help shape future services locally.
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