POLICE stopped a 12-year-old boy who was illegally riding an e-scooter along a public road in Alresford.
While out on anti-social behaviour patrols on the afternoon of Monday, October 2, officers stopped the rider in Grange Road and confiscated his electric scooter.
Winchester Police posted on Facebook: The escooter will be returned to the parents of the male with paperwork to educate them and the male regarding the use of escooters. Should this male be stopped again on an escooter then formal action is likely to be taken at that time.”
A spokesperson for Hampshire Police said: “His guardians have been made aware that the scooter will likely be seized under Section 165 of the Road Traffic Act if he is seen riding it on a public road again.”
NEW Leaf Alresford, an environment group, is holding a community eco fair on Saturday, November 4 thanks to a grant from Winchester City Council.
Taking place in the John Pearson Hall at St John’s Church from 10am to 3pm, the fair will feature a variety of stalls, interactive displays and talks from local groups and businesses covering areas from green travel and home energy to wildlife gardening, low waste shopping and cooking.
There will also be a “sweater swap” event, alongside quizzes and games to take part in and food on offer to buy.
Entry to the fair is free.
For more information, visit the New Leaf website: newleafalresford.org.
ONE of the biggest public events of the year is returning to Alresford.
The annual fireworks display is approaching. It will be held on Friday November 3 with the traditional torchlit procession from Broad Street at 7pm before the bonfire and fireworks at Arlebury Park at 7.45pm. The local fire engine will take part in the proceedings.
Tickets are available online from October 1.
ADVANCE notice of the Apple Day community event in Alresford this weekend.
St John’s Church is organising the celebration of the apple on Saturday October 7.
THE next Alresford Artisan Craft Show will be at the town community centre on Saturday October 7, from 10am to 4.30pm.
The schedule of shows for the rest of the year is October 21, November 4, November 18 and December 9.
THE Alresford Historical and Literary Society has two more scheduled talks this year.
On October 18 Winchester journalist Liz Kavanagh will talk about her book Doing Time - 175 years of Winchester Prison.
On November 15 Barrie Lee will speak on George Wither, the English Civil war writer jailed four times by both sides.
The society holds monthly meetings in the Methodist Church, Jacklyns Lane, SO24 9JJ. Meetings are normally held on the third Wednesday, and it is not necessary to be a member to attend – visitors are welcome at the door for just £3.
Selected topics give an insight into the influence that the political, social and industrial heritage has had on the town and Hampshire. It also organise occasional group visits to interesting places, continue to produce new publications and sponsor memorials.
Annual membership (January 1 - December 31) is £10. For more information email secretary@alresfordhistandlit.co.uk.
THE Alresford minibus is seeking more volunteer drivers.
Stalwarts Ray Hedger and Margot Power have retired and although volunteers have come forward the New Alresford Town Trust is always looking for more. Email minibys@towntrust.org.uk.
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