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Posted on Sep 10, 2020 in News

Ravens Way resurfacing works from 15th September

Message from Hampshire County Council:

 

Operation Resilience – NF997 Ravens Way, Milford on Sea – Carriageway Resurfacing

 

As part of Operation Resilience, Hampshire County Council’s programme to make Hampshire’s roads more resilient to the effects of extreme weather and heavy traffic, this is to inform you of upcoming carriageway resurfacing in Ravens Way, between the junctions with Westover Road.

 

The resurfacing works are programmed to start on 15 September 2020 and are expected to last for 4 days, during which time the road will be closed to vehicular traffic between the hours of 09:00 – 16:30hrs. The road will be open as normal during the evening.

 

The above timescales are weather dependent, any significant changes to the scheduled dates will be made clear on the yellow sign boards located at the works limits.

 

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, works will be carried out ensuring safe working practices, and social distancing between site operatives and members of the public are maintained at all times. The appropriate traffic management will be in place to prevent any interaction.

 

In order to help us to complete the work as quickly as possible, please ensure that no vehicles are parked on the road on the days of the resurfacing. Please be aware any vehicles left parked on the road that prevent the works taking place, face the risk of being removed.

For Ravens Way residents:  For your safety and that of our workforce, we are unable to guarantee vehicular access to and from your property during working hours. Should you need to make an essential journey during the periods of closure, please contact a member of the workforce in advance and they will be able to advise if they can accommodate your request. Pedestrian access will be available at all times.

 

The surfacing operation uses a separate bitumen layer in addition to the new asphalt carriageway surface. In order to avoid potential injury or damage, please do not walk across the carriageway during the works unless directed by a member of the workforce.

 

Thank you for your co-operation and apologies for any inconvenience these works may cause.

 

If you need more information please email roads@hants.gov.uk

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Posted on Sep 7, 2020 in News

Next Police Beat Surgery 9th September

The next Beat Surgery is being held on:

 

Wednesday 9th September

1:00-2:00pm – Village Green.

 

Come and meet your local police team and ask them questions about policing in the local area.

 

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Posted on Aug 27, 2020 in News

Temporary closure of footpaths at Keyhaven

TEMPORARY CLOSURE LYMINGTON AND PENNINGTON FOOTPATH’S 775, 75 & 504

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Hampshire County Council proposes to make an Order under
Section 14(1)a of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, to allow for works in connection with
embankment repair works as follows:
PLEASE NOTE THE CLOSURE WILL ONLY BE APPLIED WHILE WORKS ARE TAKING
PLACE.
ROAD TO BE CLOSED: Lymington and Pennington Footpath’s 775, 75 & 504
ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: Adjacent rights of way
PERIOD OF CLOSURE: From 21.09.2020 for a period of 20 days or until completion of the
works, whichever is sooner.
Reasonable facilities will be provided to allow access to adjacent premises while the work is being
carried out.
For information contact Volkerstevin on 0738479887, visit www.hants.gov.uk/publicnotices,
contact the Countryside Access Team on 0300 555 1391or email countryside@hants.gov.uk
JONATHAN WOODS, Countryside Strategic Manager, Castle Avenue, Winchester, SO23 8UL

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TEMPORARY CLOSURE LYMINGTON AND PENNINGTON FOOTPATH’S 75 & 504

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Hampshire County Council proposes to make an Order under
Section 14(1)a of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, to allow for works in connection with
embankment repair works as follows:
PLEASE NOTE THE CLOSURE WILL ONLY BE APPLIED WHILE WORKS ARE TAKING
PLACE.
ROAD TO BE CLOSED: Lymington and Pennington Footpath’s 75 & 504
ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: Adjacent rights of way
PERIOD OF CLOSURE: From 21.09.2020 for a period of 20 days or until completion of the
works, whichever is sooner.
Reasonable facilities will be provided to allow access to adjacent premises while the work is being
carried out.
For information contact Volkerstevin on 0738479887, visit www.hants.gov.uk/publicnotices,
contact the Countryside Access Team on 0300 555 1391or email countryside@hants.gov.uk
JONATHAN WOODS, Countryside Strategic Manager, Castle Avenue, Winchester, SO23 8UL

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Posted on Aug 20, 2020 in News

Seawall works update from NFDC

On 19th August the contractor will be commencing the mobilisation of the necessary containers and units for the site compound. These will initially be delivered to the car park at Paddy’s Gap (as shown on the attached plan, 1st page) along with the first pieces of plant. This will be stored in an area outside of the car park boundary that has used previously when undertaking coastal works and will be fenced for security.

From Monday 24th August the contractor will be in a position to transfer these units to the site compound location, (as shown on page 2 of the attached) and commence the setting up of their site compound. The NFDC land fronting Nautica Reach properties will not be available for the public and so the footpath diversion will be changed to the eastern side of the White House. However, access will be available across the front of the White House to view the works.

Also from Monday smaller rock deliveries are expected to commence by road to Paddy’s Gap car park. This rock will be used to construct a suitable access road within the area of the failed seawall, known as site 1. The red line on the plan shows the proposed access route from Paddy’s Gap.

Vessels have been secured for the main rock delivery, which will be Larvik rock from Norway, expected to be in two loads of approximately 5,000t and 4,000t. Once in the area the vessel will be moored of the IoW (Yarmouth area) in sheltered waters that will enable transfer of rock to a smaller barge for delivery to site. This work will of course need to be undertaken in good weather conditions, to enable transfer from the barge to the beach. The plan at the moment is that the main vessel will be arriving to the site around 5th September, allowing for weather conditions.

NFDC is continuing to refine the design and by the very nature of urgent works that will be some elements that cannot be completely designed until on site. This is a very dynamic site with changes to continue to happen on a daily basis to the seawall and that once on site there may be a need to change certain elements.

Seawall storage and compound location

Seawall information briefing note 12/08/20

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Posted on Aug 6, 2020 in News

Update: casual vacancies for Parish Councillors positions to be decided by election

The Parish Council has been notified by New Forest District Council that the two casual vacancies for Parish Councillor positions will now be decided by an election.  This is likely to take place in May 2021, under current legislation.

This is because 10 electors have requested an election take place.

Until this time, the Parish Council will continue to operate with its 10 elected Councillors.  There will be a call for applicants to put themselves forward for election for the two vacant positions in the Spring of 2021.

 

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Posted on Aug 6, 2020 in News

Milford-On-Sea, Westover Seawall Failure & Urgent Works Update from NFDC

BRIEFING NOTE UPDATE 4TH AUGUST 2020

 

This note is to provide an update on actions and developments that have taken place since the last resident meeting of 24th June 2020.

 

FUNDING

New Forest District Council (NFDC) has continued engagement with colleagues in the Environment Agency to further explore funding options for this project, building on previous discussions. This has also included reviews of the 1949 Coast Protection Act to determine powers that may be used to deliver a solution as well as communication with the local MP and the Secretary of State for Defra, enabling this issue to be raised through to Central Government.

 

We are pleased to now advise that following a significant amount of work by the coastal team that two bids for funding towards this project have been submitted to the Southern Regional Flood & Coastal Committee (SRFCC) on 24th July, referred to as local levy. These take the form of:

 

Bid One – seeking a contribution towards an urgent works interim phase to protect the White House and reduce risk of further failure of the seawall (further detail under the works heading), this is as identified in the Jacob’s report. This bid is seeking approval for £600,000, which will also be supplemented by a NFDC contribution of £150,000. The process for consideration of local levy bids is lengthy, with a need to go through a number of stages which will refine the application, the first of these took place on 4th August. The officer working group supported the bid and the need to undertake the works. This will now proceed to the next stage to be considered on 22nd September. The final outcome of this bid will not be known until the end of October.

 

Bid Two – seeking funding for scheme development of the main scheme / phase 2. This is for £250,000 spread across two financial years and allows for a further NFDC contribution of £50,000. A key outcome to this will be identifying funding streams (including local partnership funding) that will be required for the main works scheme. This will follow the same process as bid one and again was considered at the meeting on 4th August, with support from the officer working group.

 

Environment Agency – an allocation for 2020/21 in year grant aid of £800,000 towards urgent works has been earmarked by the EA. This though is not guaranteed at this point. There is the need to prepare for submission a business case that will need to go through the approval process. This does require significant work on undertaking economic assessments which are very complicated and will require the further appoint of a specialist consultant to assist with this work. The Council will be taking forward the development of this business case.

 

NFDC – the Council has recently approved a report seeking funding of £1.5m to take forward the delivery of an interim urgent works phase. This is to enable the development of the urgent works to progress now, rather than wait until the outcome of the bids outlined above is known. Effectively the Council has agreed to spend at risk in order to progress the urgent works that have been identified. This shows a significant commitment in what are currently challenging financial times as a result of covid.

 

 

WORKS

NFDC recognises through the Jacob’s report that there is an imminent risk to properties in the coming winter. Through the Coast Protection Act the Council is able to use powers to put in place urgent works, it cannot though deliver a full scheme this year. This will take time to develop and will be done through bid two (outlined above).

Engagement with a contractor has commenced with a view to undertaking urgent works this year to protect the White House. Broadly this will take the form of a rock structure that will span sites 2 & 3 as shown below. The length is approximately 170m to 180m and will require around 8,500t of rock armour. It is expected that this will be delivered by barge to the site, full details are yet to be confirmed. The Council will now be working with the contractor to design and deliver these urgent works and to work up a solution, that will need to consider time, budget and site constraints. Particular challenges will be around accessing the site with land-based plant and working adjacent to an already failing wall, as well as working in a dynamic environment that is continuing to change. Provisionally it is expected that site works will commence early September, but this will be subject to securing a suitable barge and rock supply as well as completing procurement requirements.

ENGAGEMENT – NFDC is continuing to engage with representatives of the residential developments that are local to the site, through virtual meetings and email communications. This also extends to the Parish Council and local district councillors.

Coastal Plan – land ownership

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