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Ocean Sound This Week No.47: Programme 47 of a weekly news and sports review

Ocean Sound This Week No.47: Programme 47 of a weekly news and sports review
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13 Sep 1987 at 19:00
Ocean Sound This Week, No. 47 Programme 47 of a weekly news and sports review called Ocean Sound This Week, broadcast by independent radio station Ocean Sound on 13 September 1987. Presented by PAUL EASTON. TRACK 1- KAREN WOODS reports on unannounced visit of Home Secretary, DOUGLAS HURD, to the Isle of Wight’s Albany, Parkhurst and Camp Hill prisons and poses the question: Is he boning up for the Law and Order debate at the forthcoming Conservative Party Conference?. HURD comments that the prisons appear to be very well run and that their privatisation does not form part of the Government’s general policy of selling off state run enterprises. However, advice could be taken from the private sector. Parkhurst’s Governor, REG WITHERS, speaks and takes the opportunity to lobby for Government cash for the rebuilding of Parkhurst’s A and D wings, damaged by riots. MARK FLANAGAN visits the Southampton Boat Show and interviews ROB PARKIN of Emsworth Sailing School on board a boat which visitors are being invited to try with the injunction Try a Boat - Get Afloat. PARKIN says that all sorts of boats are available for the public to try including Baracuda of Howards Way fame. TRACK 2- SIMON VIGAR attends press launch of Royal Naval Equipment Exhibition at Whale Island, Portsmouth and interviews Controller of Navy, Vice-Admiral SIR DEREK RIFFELL who explains that the exporting of arms helps to keep down our own defence costs. ADAM HARDING attends the Romsey Show and interviews ANABELLE SMITH whose 15 year old daughter is riding in the Hunter Pony Class Competition. SMITH says that a pony must have good manners. There is no money to be made out of competing in these events. ZELDA BLAKEY interviews Isle of Wight Crime Prevention Officer, Sgt DAVE ROBERTS, regarding Ryde’s Neighbourhood Watch Scheme organised by ALICE WARREN. [See previous report 6 September 1989, Band 2.] ROBERTS does not accept that acceptance of scheme amounts to an admission that police are not doing their job. He welcomes the scheme because it encourages more personal responsibility and frees police time for more detailed investigation. Most burglaries are opportunist. The average amount stolen in 1986 was 300 pounds. TRACK 3- Review of the week’s news and sport. News - ALISON HOLT reporting. - is charged in Southampton with murdering 17 year old STEWART HEBRON outside a City night club. Detectives investigating an attack and indecent assault at knife point at Brune Park School, Gosport, on a 14 year old girl says that pupils and staff at the school are helping them to build up an excellent picture of the attacker. Headmaster, MIKE KEEPING, speaks and declares that all possible steps are being taken to make sure that such an attack will not happen again. Havant’s Environmental Health Director, GRAHAM LAVENDER, commentating on the salmonella outbreak at Sinah Warren Holiday Camp, Hayling Island, regards the incident as very serious. 70 people were taken ill and at least 15 kitchen staff were found to be infected. DAVID BURGESS, who runs a Rest Home in Old Alresford, rushed to help victims of a school bus crash only to find that his daughter, Natalie, was one of the injured but, happily, she was not seriously hurt. Armed raider attacks a Men’s Leisure shop in Eastney Road, Portsmouth and escapes with contents of till. ZELDA BLAKEY reports that the inquest on SAMANTHA TYRELL, DENISE LUCY and ANDREW REEVE, West Sussex teenagers all killed in a car crash at Birdlip, is adjourned and that driver of the car involved is to be charged with reckless driving. Sport - CHRIS SCUDDER reporting. In the World Athletic Championships at Rome, Team Solent Club triumphs with ROGER BLACK, KRISS AKABUSI and TODD BENNETT all qualifying for a silver medal in the 4 x 400m relay race. Coach, MIKE SMITH, says: He is delighted!. Football - Pompey’s unsettled striker, MICKEY QUINN, dropped from the team’s last four games, has a showdown meeting with Manager, ALAN BALL. QUINN says he is now satisfied. QUINN scores equalising goal in match against Charlton. As a substitute he saves Pompey with a final score of 1-1. Saints lose to Tottenham 1-2 [Commentary]. [Advertising injection] Windsurfing - Round Hayling Island Race won by Dutchman, 21 year old VINCENT TOMS. MARK FLANAGAN interviews Eastleigh’s Assistant Director of Planning, JOHN GREGORY, after work starts on the town’s long-awaited 30 million pounds shopping centre. GREGORY denies that the centre is to counter the effects of out-of- town shopping. It is to satisfy local needs and will provide under cover, climatically controlled shopping environment. Should open in the spring of 1989. ALISON HOLT reports on the winning of the Windelsham Trophy for the best kept garden - by inmates of Kingston Prison, Portsmouth. There are 140 lifers of whom 5 managed to create a special display of colour within the prison walls. Garden Manager, PHIL THOMAS, says that winning the trophy means a lot to the men. Inmates Joe, Derek and Tim speak. LORD WINDELSHAM, who masterminded the competition and presented the trophy says that if you can set a target you can restore self esteem. Plenty of digging but no tunnelling! JANE HILL reports on Public Inquiry into future of Military Road, Freshwater, Isle of Wight. It is threatened by erosion and plans to divert the affected section 50 yards inland over National Trust property are being vigorously opposed. Supporter of the diversion, PAUL RICHARDSON, is interviewed. SIMON VIGAR reports on the season of Pro-Am golf tournaments. There are 45 golf clubs in Hampshire of which Meon Valley Golf and Country Club is one where a charity Pro-Am match is being sponsored by office Equipment Services of Hedge End. CHRISTINE HOUGHTON, wife of the firm’s Managing Director, explains that proceeds will go to The Helen House Hospice for Children at Oxford. She admits to being a golf widow but is now learning to play. JACQUI TEBB, a newcomer to the game, volunteered to do some rather tedious ball spotting, but says: you get hooked on the game. The mysteries of Birdies and Eagles are explained. JACK WELLS, Secretary of the Hampshire Professional Golfers Association, says that there are over 100 professionals in the County. Asked how much it costs to get started he advises beginners to use a municipal course and spend about 200 pounds. BOB HOUGHTON, Managing Director of Office Equipment Services, speaks and declares that competition is going well and that businessmen will happily pay 200 pounds each to enter. ALAN BALL, Pompey’s Manager, is one of the competitors and says that it has taken him 20 years to get down to a handicap of 14. Rick Astley sings Never Gonna give You Up, this week’s Network No 1. [Box 9]
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Ocean Sound
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Karen Woods; Alison Holt; Adam Harding; Mark Flanagan; Zelda Blakey; Simon Vigar; Jane Hill
Alan Ball; Mike Smith; Paul Richardson; Douglas Hurd; Reg Withers; Rob Parkin; Derek Riffell; Anabelle Smith; Dave Roberts; Mike Keeping; Graham Lavender; John Gregory; Phil Thomas; Christine Houghton; Jacqui Tebb; Jack Wells; Bob Houghton
Paul Easton

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