Burglars struck at a property in Awbridge this week when a garage was broken into.
The theft happened between 4pm on the 21st October and 9am on the 22nd October. The garage in Danes Road, Awbridge was broken into and a lawnmower and number of tools were stolen from within.
Police would like to speak to anyone who thinks they may have seen or heard anything.
If you have any information please contact the police on 101 quoting reference number: 44170410387.
Police have issued the following crime prevention advice:
• Place all tools and garden equipment in locked sheds and garages. • Secure more expensive items, e.g. mowers, bikes to an anchor point within the shed or garage. • Mark all items with postcode and record serial numbers. e.g. UV pens or forensic marking kits. Register the details for free on www.immobilise.com • Take photographs of items such as statues and garden furniture if they are unusual, for easy identification at a later date. • Fit a shed alarm. • Keep the structure in good repair. • Consider covering windows with curtains to obscure the view of the contents. • Consider external lighting. • Ensure the garden fences are in good repair between neighbours to prevent unlawful access. • Ensure side gates are locked to prevent access to the rear of the property.
Two bronze statues of hares have been stolen from an property in Awbridge.
The statues are around two feet in length and were on a concrete base, they are worth between £1500-£2000.
Please contact Hampshire Police on 101 quoting reference 44160249611 if you are offered, or see these bronze hares for sale.
A revised application put forward by Gladman Homes to build 115 houses in Wellow and 4 houses in Awbridge was refused by Test Valley's Planning Committee at a meeting in Crosfield Hall, Romsey on Tuesday evening.
The application sought planning permission for homes to be built on land adjacent to Bridge Farm on Romsey Road in Wellow and for the redevelopment on the site of a large house 'Banksia' in Awbridge and a further 4 homes.
The application was met with a high amount of opposition and was initially refused. Test Valley planners recommended the revised application for Wellow should again be refused but recommended the application for Banksia in Awbridge should be permitted.
However, although the committee agreed with the recommendation from planning officers to refuse the application in Wellow, they disagreed with the recommendation to permit the application for Banksia in Awbridge and both applications were refused.
Councillor Nick King commented: "quite rightly the planning committee refused Gladman's cynical and entirely speculative application. Their proposal would have seen 115 houses built in the countryside, increasing the size of the village by over 10% in one application. Should the developers appeal to the Planning Inspectorate we will be helping the village oppose the application ensuring the response is even greater than the huge turnout of residents at the Crosfield Hall for the planning meeting"
" I'm delighted the Planning Committee overwhelmingly voted to refuse the application to build 4 additional houses on the site of Banksia in Romsey Road. In my view the proposal constituted over development setting a dangerous precedent and thereby destroying the character of Awbridge. The fight is not over as officers referred the application to the Planning Control Committee, where I will be taking my argument next month."