Romsey Road, Winchester – Carriageway Resurfacing – UPDATE

IMPORTANT UPDATE FROM HAMPSHIRE HIGHWAYS – RESURFACING WORKS NOW STARTING ON MONDAY 26TH JULY 2021

The resurfacing on Romsey Road, Winchester, between Pitt Road (Park & Ride) and Chilbolton Avenue, will now be starting on Monday 26th July.

This is estimated to take up to 9 nights to complete, during which time the road will be closed to through traffic from approximately 20:00 to 06:00hrs each night. The road will be open during the day and over the weekend.

Garden Waste Service

The Service Lead at WCC Environmental Services has told us that the garden waste service that was scheduled for today has been paused by BIFFA in Oliver’s Battery.

There is a national shortage of HGV drivers, and two of the three garden waste service collections have been paused today, to ensure that the core waste and recycling services can be collected.

WCC met BIFFA earlier today to understand how long the issue should last for, and what the recovery plan is, to get the bins collected,  but they advise residents should leave their garden waste bins out if they are not collected today, and WCC will publish further advice on their website.

Vacancy for a Councillor

VACANCY FOR A COUNCILLOR

PARISH COUNCIL OF OLIVER’S BATTERY

There is a vacancy on the above council caused by:

Resignation of  Councillor Constance Leach

A by-election to fill the vacancy will be held if, within 14 days (Not counting a Saturday or Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, or Bank Holiday) from the date below, ten electors for the said Parish give notice in writing claiming such an election to the Returning Officer.

The address for the Returning Officer is:

Returning Officer

Winchester City Council

City Office

Colebrook Street

Winchester

SO23 9LJ

If no such notice is given, the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.

Dated:        21 June 2021

Signed: S A Sawyer (Parish Clerk)

Address: 252 Calmore Road, Calmore, Southampton SO40 2RB

 

Local site to be used as a works compound for Highways England and the M3 upgrade

 

Please note, the information below from Hampshire County Council refers to land in Badger Farm but it is in Compton and Shawford Parish:

Highways England M3 junction 9 to 14 motorway upgrade project – contractor’s compound

Hampshire County Council has recently agreed to lease land to Balfour Beatty, acting for Highways England, to accommodate a temporary contractor’s compound ahead of Highways England starting work on their motorway upgrade project on the M3 from junctions 9 to 14. Balfour Beatty intend to use the site for temporary office and welfare facilities for their workers, alongside materials and machinery. The location of the site is on the corner of the Badger Farm and Otterbourne Roads, Compton. This arrangement is due to start from June and Balfour Beatty has advised they expect to remain at the site until late 2024.

The land currently forms part of Attwoods Drove and Bushfield farms and is part of a currently vacant county farm tenancy. Our aim is to let the remainder of the site to a new tenant farmer later this year. The contract with Highways England also states that the land will be fully reinstated for agricultural use after the site is vacated enabling it to be re-occupied for county farms use.

Balfour Beatty/Highways England intends to write this week to around 260 residents local to this site to inform people of these plans. The letter will set out that from June 1, the first activity on the site will be exploration work by archaeologists using an excavator, in agreement with the Historic Environment Team at Winchester City Council. This type of exploration is a routine element ahead of planned works of this nature. Further updates will follow once the results of these explorations are known.  The management of the compound would sit with Balfour Beatty including measures and mitigations to ensure any potential impact to people living nearby is kept to a minimum. Balfour Beatty/Highways England are in the process of seeking all relevant highways approvals.

Please contact Josie Palmer (josie.palmer@hants.gov.uk or 03707 798057) if you have any further questions about the lease agreement.

For questions about the wider project, the M3 junction 9 to 14 team has a locally based community engagement manager who is available to answer questions about the M3 junction 9 to 14 motorway upgrade project more generally, including the contractor compound.

Kathryn Boyce – Community Relations and Stakeholder Manager | M3 J9 to J14: Email: Kathryn.Boyce@balfourbeatty.com

Questions about the M3 junctions 9 to 14 motorway upgrade project can also be directed to:

Email: M3j9to14smartmotorways@highwaysengland.co.uk

Phone – 0300 123 5000

Letter – M3 J9–14 Smart Motorway, Highways England, 2 Colmore Square, Birmingham, B4 6BN

People can also find out more about the plans by visiting Highways England’s website at: https://highwaysengland.co.uk/our-work/south-east/m3-junctions-9-to-14-smart-motorway/

Community Governor Vacancy at Oliver’s Battery Primary and Nursery School

Could you help make a difference at Oliver’s Battery Primary and Nursery School?

We are looking for 2 new community governors for our incredible school. If you think the person below sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!

  • Do you have a couple of hours every month to spare?
  • Are you looking for the opportunity to be part of our community?
  • Are you willing to learn some new skills and share your existing ones?
  • Are you a team player with a curious nature?
  • Do you want to help shape the future of our local children?

To discuss the role please contact Karen Andrews, Chair of Governors at karenandrews@oliversb.com or call the school on 01962 869496 and leave a message.

Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2020/21

Annual Governance and Accountability Return and Notice of the period for the exercise of public rights.  The accounting statements are as yet unaudited.

Section 1 AGAR Annual Governmence Statement 2020-21

Section 2 AGAR Accounting Statements 2020-21

21-Explanation-of-variances-proforma

Annual Accounts 2020-21 – approved 4 May 2021

Making-provision-for-the-exercise-of-public-rights-2020-21 – for publication

These documents are also to be found on the Parish Council’s Annual Governance page, where they will remain in perpetuity