If you’re going to Southampton, here’s the bad news. From Monday 21st there’ll be ten weeks of works on the Avenue. Hopefully it’ll all be worth it in the end. For details of closures and diversions, go here.
And the good news? Also from Monday 21st, evening and Sunday parking charges are being lifted. For more information, including a list of locations, go here.
Residents who drive Nissan Leafs (Leaves?) or similar may be interested to know that Southampton City Council now provides thirty free (for an introductory period) charging points spread across five of its multi-storey car parks in the city. Read all about it here.
(Per Southampton City Council) Phase one of the Bassett Avenue works, taking place between Winchester Road and Chilworth Roundabout, has been completed a few days ahead of schedule, despite the snow and ice last week. As a result Bassett Avenue was reopened both ways from 6am this morning (Friday 9 March).
Phase two of the work to resurface Bassett Avenue overnight will go ahead as planned from 8pm Monday 12 March. The resurfacing will require the full closure of Bassett Avenue in both directions between 8pm and 6am Monday to Friday for up to three weeks.
It’s unlikely that many Chilworth residents will park in Southampton’s Grosvenor Square multi-storey late into the evening, but those that do should be aware of this announcement by the City Council. We neither vote for Southampton councillors, nor pay Southampton council taxes but if we did, we would surely have more to say about it. Continue reading
Chilworth is part of the borough of Test Valley but many residents, particularly at the Bassett end of the village, find Southampton Sports Centre a valuable amenity for themselves and their children. There has been a lot of controversy in recent years about the boating lake, much of it reported on this site. On Wednesday this week its future is to be debated by the City Council and, after reading what Penny Hastings of “Love The Sports Centre” has to say, you may feel moved to at least make your views known. Continue reading
It’s possible to live on the edge of Southampton for years without learning much about the city. The qualified guides at See Southampton may show you that there’s more to Southampton than you suspected. Even through the winter they go out on Saturdays and Sundays, and the full range of options can be seen on the Walks & Talks page of their website. Continue reading