We were amused to read about H. cinctella occupying a bollard in a supermarket car park in Alton (Chatfield, J., June 2009; Mollusc World, Issue 20. p.7).
In May 2009 I (DH) collected two dead shells of H. cinctella from the base of plants in flower pots in my daughter’s garden in North Llandaff, Cardiff. They were alive earlier in the year when I pruned the plants. Sadly I crushed one specimen when retrieving it from a pocket in my car door – it was the specimen intended for my friend (AB). Over a cup of coffee, by way of commiseration, AB recounted finding H. cinctella at the ruins of the old St. Andrew’s Church below Pennsylvania Castle and above Church Ope Cove, Portland, being the first time (03/09) that AB has noticed it on the island. Also recently (AB) received several specimens of H. cinctella from a collector friend from Belgium, collected at Lanage- Kenne with an accompanying note that H. cinctella was reported from Belgium for the first time on 21/06/09 at the mentioned locality. AB wondered whether this was in fact correct as it seems to be a very recent date for a first record of H. cinctella in Belgium.