Herald - Issue 393

6th August 2020 • The HERALD • Page 55 v SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SPECIALISTS v AMT MOBILE MECHANICAL 07950 638228 • Servicing • Repairs • MOT’s Arranged • Diagnostics • Breakdowns All Makes & Models incVans Competitive Rates Waterside Based amtmobile2@gmail.com Mobile Mechanic &Tyre Fitting MOBILETYRE FITTING MOBILETYRE FITTING MOBILETYRE FITTING MOBILETYRE FITTING • Latest 4-Wheel ComputerisedWheel Tracking • FREE Wheel Alignment Check with Service • FREE Local Collection & Delivery BOOK ONLINE H Clutches H Diagnostics H Air Conditioning H 4 Wheel Alignment H H Cambelts H Service to Manufacturers Specification H BADMINSTONS HYTHE PHONE: 023 8001 9090 • EMAIL: b.hythe@hotmail.com Web: badminstonsgroup.co.uk/hythe • F badminstonsofhythe 50 SHORE ROAD, HYTHE SO45 6GJ MOT & SERVICE CENTRE for Cars, Vans and Motorhomes e parking sector is urging the public to respect others and think rst when making travel plans to prevent a repeat of the recent widespread disregard for social distancing and public safety at tourist destinations across the UK. Media reports of ‘hordes of visitors’ descending on England’s beaches recently captured the scale and impact of antisocial behaviour, including cars dumped at roadsides, thoughtlessly blocking access for emergency vehicles and wheelchair users, with littering at unprecedented levels across beauty spots. As temperatures peaked for the rst time this year, so did reports of an unacceptable rise in violence and abuse towards key frontline o cers, many of whom have worked to maintain safe access to healthcare and food supplies throughout the pandemic. The parking community believe tougher action is needed to deal with those responsible for the worst of the ‘lawless’ behaviour and contributors to ‘carmageddon’ who cause huge problems for residents and businesses on seaside roads and in our coastal communities. Local Authority parking enforcement teams have become increasingly frustrated by the apparent ine ectiveness of the penalties they use to tackle the worst o enders, which, outside London, have remained unchanged for more than 20 years. Such was the strength of feeling, there was an outpouring of support across social media for the thousands of parking professionals working in key frontline roles, keeping our roads and streets clear and safe to use. Members of the public worst a ected by the behaviour took to Twitter to vent their frustrations to call for more to be done: “Today was the worst I’ve ever seen it. Pavements were blocked both sides of the road.” “They parked anywhere they could. Lots of parking fines handed out, but they didn’t care” “People parking on roundabouts, yellow lines, blocking residents’ driveways & leaving tons of rubbish behind and verbally abusing & spitting at the people trying to clean up after them.” “The fines need to much higher. One resident told me one driver said they didn’t care about the fine as they divided between four.” As communities start to welcome back visitors, shoppers and holiday makers during the summer season, the parking sector, both public and private, believe everyone needs to play their part by only parking where it is safe and legal to do so, ensuring streets, roads and communities are safe, clear for access, and can be enjoyed by all. Call For Common Sense Veronica Ewen has written a wonderful book, centred around a girl called Daisy. Daisy was an only child and born on the coldest day of the year in 1944. Her earliest memories were of the small farm cottage on the edge of the New Forest, between Fawley and Calshot, where she lived. Her childhood was an idyllic one, where Daisy attended the infant school at Fawley and then Hardley Secondary Modern in Holbury. On leaving school, she worked with her father on the farm, milking cows, rearing calves, pigs and chickens until she married and moved to Chandlers Ford. Centred around the 1950’s, Daisy has two best friends, Nina, who lived in Tin Town and Ida, a German girl who came from Fawley. ere is also mention of an elderly friend called Miss Rose, who lived nearby and loved telling stories about her time as a lady’s maid. e story also involves much local history, based around the time when the RAF station was at Calshot and the Sunderland Daisy – A book by Veronica Ewen seaplanes were at Calshot Spit. e book also features Lepe, Lymington and Lyndhurst. It was the time of cart horses, swimming in the creek, going to bed by candlelight and drawing water from the well. Anyone living locally will recognise the many local places in the book which is available for sale in e Herald o ce at a cost of £8.50. Please pop in for your copy, you won’t be disappointed. Copies are also available online at Waterstones and Amazon. With many summer holiday activities now di cult to plan, at least children can still get their noses into a good book... or six! e annual Summer Reading Challenge in Hampshire’s libraries is coming – and this time there’s the option to do it online. e aim is to read any six books by 13th September , either from your local library or from the online collection, with children receiving a medal and certi cate when they cross the nish line. is year, the challenge features extra special characters ‘ e Silly Squad’, designed by the award-winning author and illustrator Laura Ellen Anderson, creator of Amelia Fang and Evil Emperor Penguin. Children can access the challenge at www.hants.gov . uk/summer-reading-challenge. With many children expected to take advantage of this new digital option, an additional £50,000 is being invested in children’s eBooks, eAudio and eMagazines in the rst three weeks of July. A host of online activities is also available to complement the challenge – quizzes; book reviews; colouring-in and story-times from Hampshire Library Service. ose who do not have access to the online library can use the ‘Ready Reads’ service to collect a bag of books selected by sta at their local library. Last year’s challenge saw 25,710 of children taking part in Hampshire libraries, and 172,100 books read. To access the free digital resources from Hampshire Libraries, visit www.hants.gov.uk/always-open-online where you can also nd links to the social media sites. Membership is available for free to anyone who lives, works, or studies in the county. THE SUMMER READING CHALLENGE GOES DIGITAL