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Ravens Way resurfacing works from 15th September

Posted by on Sep 10, 2020 in News | 0 comments

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

Next Police Beat Surgery 9th September

Posted by on Sep 7, 2020 in News | 0 comments

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.

 

Temporary closure of footpaths at Keyhaven

Posted by on Aug 27, 2020 in News | Comments Off on 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

ALSO:

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

Seawall works update from NFDC

Posted by on Aug 20, 2020 in News | Comments Off on 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

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

Posted by on Aug 6, 2020 in News | Comments Off on 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.

 

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

Posted by on Aug 6, 2020 in News | Comments Off on 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

Latest News from the District Council

Posted by on Jul 30, 2020 in News | Comments Off on Latest News from the District Council

Health and leisure centres open next week

Our five health and leisure centres reopen next week to Fitness Direct members for gym sessions and group exercise sessions, with all pools to be re-opened by mid-August.

Applemore, New Milton and Ringwood open on Monday 3 August, with Lymington and Totton opening on Friday 7 August.

Inside the centres and behind the scenes staff have been busy making lots of small but important changes, all to keep customers safe while they enjoy their activity.

The centres are only available for current members but this will be reviewed after the centres have been open for a while.
All activities must be pre-booked.

Find out more at http://leisure.newforest.gov.uk/

Fawley Waterside development gets the go ahead

Our planning committee have given the go ahead for a major redevelopment at the old Fawley Power Station site.

The plans will create a new waterside community, providing 1,500 homes, around 2,000 jobs and public open space on currently disused land.

The application has been approved by both us, and the New Forest National Park Authority.

You can read more at https://www.newforest.gov.uk/article/1621/Fawley-Waterside-development-given-go-ahead-at-NFDC-planning-committee

Crabby selfie competition

From today (Thursday 30 July) visitors to the coastal areas of Calshot, Milford on Sea, and Barton on Sea will come face to face with a giant crab, and a reminder to take litter home. To make life easier, we have provided litter bags meaning there is no excuse to leave rubbish behind. And you can enter our #crabby selfie competition, displayed on billboards, with an opportunity to win £100.

Read more about the crabby litter project and how to enter the competition at https://newforest.gov.uk/crabby

Help for better health

Public Health England’s ‘Better Health’ scheme aims to support people to live healthier lives and reduce their risk of serious illness, including COVID-19.

There are suggestions, free tools and apps, if you want to eat better, be a healthy weight, drink less alcohol, and get active https://www.nhs.uk/better-health/

How to contact us

From tomorrow (Friday 31 July 2020), the 285588 number is no longer an NFDC number.

Find out how to get in touch with us at https://newforest.gov.uk/article/1162/Contact-us

Don’t let your dog overheat this summer

As temperatures begin to rise, take extra steps to keep your pets safe this summer.

A car can reach unbearable temperatures on a warm day even if you are parked in the shade. When it’s 22 degrees outside, a car can heat up to 47 degrees within an hour.

Never leave your dog in a car on a warm day. If you see a dog in distress in a hot vehicle, call 999.

Our dog warden advises that, on a hot day, you should always do the pavement temperature test before taking your dog for a walk. Stand barefoot on the pavement, if you are unable to keep your feet on the path for five seconds then it’s not safe to walk your dog. Try walking your dog in the morning or evening when it’s cooler or on grass for a safer and more comfortable experience.

For more guidance about keeping your pets safe in hot weather see https://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/seasonal/summer and https://www.bluecross.org.uk/pet-advice/summer-survival-guide-pets

Are you a New Forest Ambassador?

The New Forest National Park Authority is inviting people to become New Forest Ambassadors to help support work protecting this internationally-important area.

They have created a list of practical ways you can help, alongside the increased patrols and activities already being carried out by rangers and staff.

·         Litter picking – 500 free litter picking kits, each including a picking guide, bags, a hi-vis jacket and a litter picker, will be available in various outlets from Saturday 1 August.
https://www.newforestnpa.gov.uk/communities/get-involved/litter-picking/

·         Report a problem – improved instructions so that the right organisations are informed can now be found at https://www.newforestnpa.gov.uk/communities/get-involved/report-a-problem/

·         Help record verge and gateway parking – this will help Forest organisations review the long-term parking needs. https://www.newforestnpa.gov.uk/communities/get-involved/help-record-verge-and-gateway-parking/

·         Welcome responsible Forest users – downloadable and printed resources including the ‘New Forest Code’ are available on the NPA website so that Parish Councils, local businesses, visitor attractions and accommodation providers can share relevant messages. https://www.newforestnpa.gov.uk/communities/get-involved/welcoming-visitors/

Read more about being an ambassador at https://www.newforestnpa.gov.uk/communities/get-involved/what-you-can-do-the-new-forest-ambassador-scheme/

Eat out to help out

More than 53,000 outlets across the UK have so far signed up to the UK Government’s ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme.

Get 50% off food and non-alcoholic drinks up to a total value of £10 per person if you eat or drink in
every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between 3 August and 31 August.

Find a participating place near your postcode: https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/eat-out-to-help-out/find-a-restaurant

Further information for businesses, including how to register and make a claim, is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/get-more-information-about-the-eat-out-to-help-out-scheme

Latest information from NFDC:
https://www.newforest.gov.uk/coronavirus
Latest information from central government: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Please share this email with your family and friends, and if they would like to sign up to receive them in future, they can subscribe at http://www.newforest.gov.uk/emails

Have your say on a new political map for New Forest District Council

Posted by on Jul 7, 2020 in News | Comments Off on Have your say on a new political map for New Forest District Council

New boundaries are being proposed for council wards in New Forest District Council.
The Local Government Boundary Commission wants to hear what residents and local organisations think about the proposals. A 10 week consultation on the proposals will run until 7 September 2020.

The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It is reviewing New Forest to make sure councillors will represent about the same number of electors, and that ward arrangements will help the council work effectively.
The Commission has published proposals for changes to New Forest. It is proposing that there should be 25 wards, divided into four three-councillor wards, 15 two-councillor wards and six single-councillor wards. All ward boundaries will change.
As part of the recommendations, the Commission has proposed that Boldre Parish remain entirely within Beaulieu, Boldre, East Boldre & Exbury & Lepe ward. The Commission received persuasive evidence arguing that splitting this parish would damage community ties in this area.
Launching the consultation Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said:

“We want people in New Forest to help us. We have drawn up proposals for new wards in New Forest. We want to make sure these new electoral arrangements reflect communities. We also want them to be easy to understand and convenient for local people.  Residents and local organisations can help us do that. We would like them to let us know whether they agree with our proposals before we take final decisions.  It’s easy to get involved. Go to our website. Or you can e-mail or write to us.  Just tell us what you think and give us some details why you think that. It’s really simple, so do get involved”

The Commission has a dedicated section on its website where people can see the detail of the proposals and comment on the names of wards, their boundaries and the number of councillors per ward. https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/have-your-say/19558  

A high resolution map is available at https://go.aws/3ezcmdF

People can also give their views by e-mail at reviews@lgbce.org.uk, and by post:

Review Officer (New Forest)
LGBCE c/o Cleardata
Innovation House
Coniston Court
Riverside Business Park
Blyth
NE24 4RP

Parish Council Chairs elected

Posted by on May 22, 2020 in News | 0 comments

The following councillors have been elected into the positions below within the Parish Council:

 

Chair of the Council: Cllr Bob Bishop

Vice Chair of the Council: Cllr Anne Cullen

 

Chair of Planning Committee: Cllr Sue Whitlock

No member has been elected Vice Chair of the Planning Committee

COVID 19 response – latest news from around the area

Posted by on Apr 17, 2020 in News | 0 comments

Hampshire Helpline

0333 370 4000  Available seven days a week, from 9am-5pm, for vulnerable people who do not have support from families, friends or their local community, and who need urgent assistance with practical issues.

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