[For the background to this, please refer to the recent website newsletter. Following is the latest update from the lead contractor, Balfour Beatty. For as long as these updates are provided, this post will be amended and moved up the posting list.]
Work to improve journeys by upgrading the M3 motorway is planned to start later this year. We’ll be installing narrow lanes in both directions between junction 9 at Winchester and junction 14 at Eastleigh, and the hard shoulder will be used as a running lane. This will provide a safe working area in the central reservation, whilst keeping three lanes open during the daytime.
To get the hard shoulder ready for this, preparation work continues under daytime hard shoulder closures, overnight lane closures with some planned carriageway and/or slip road closures. All traffic management for full overnight carriageway and/or slip road closures will usually be rolled out from 9pm and taken off by 6am.
Planned closures for this week are: Continue reading
Hampshire Alert and Action Fraud are jointly pushing a survey on Cyber Crime. Fraud is common, and 85% of frauds have a cyber element to them. If you have two minutes to spare, please complete the survey here. If you don’t wish to do the survey, here are two worthwhile services that you may have learned about otherwise.
- You may report suspicious e-mails to firstname.lastname@example.org
- You may forward suspicious texts to 7726
Below is the usual monthly digest of upcoming events in our region. If you know of any others that you think are worth including, please send details to the Editor.
Statement issued by the Parish Council:
“The Parish Council has noticed an increase in the dumping of rubbish within the main settlement of Chilworth and on each occasion we have attempted to arrange its quick removal by Test Valley Borough Council or the relevant landowner. Continue reading
The Chandlers Ford Stroke Group, founded in 2012, covers a wide area of south Hampshire, including Chilworth. The post-pandemic restart of in-person meetings is coinciding with an influx of new survivors, and so more volunteer helpers would be most welcome. If you could see yourself responding to the call, read on for more information. Continue reading
There will be an Act of Remembrance Service at Chilworth War Memorial (opposite the Chilworth Arms) on Sunday 14th November. Please assemble there at 10.40 am for a 10.45 start. Names of those who died in the two World Wars will be read out and there will be an opportunity to lay wreaths during the service.
Chilworth Gardening Club has been on hold during the pandemic, but now its committee and members are considering when and how to restart it. If you’re a past member, or a prospective new one, you’ll be very welcome at a meeting to be held at Chilworth Hall on Thursday, 14th October at 7.30pm. Continue reading
Hampshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner wants to understand the public’s views and ensure they are heard by the Home Office when considering possible revisions to the current rules and processes around licensing of firearms in England and Wales. At the end of last year (2020/21), more than 565,000 people in England and Wales held a firearms licence and/or a shotgun certificate. You may access the survey here. Continue reading
The one visit per week limit for residents taking waste to one of Hampshire’s twenty-four household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) has now been lifted. Continue reading
Hampshire County Council, in partnership with its waste contractor Veolia, has given the go ahead to develop a trial project that aims to both provide people in need with access to low-cost furniture and reduce the amount of bulky waste requiring disposal through landfill. If successful, this could be a big deal. Read all about it here.