M3 9 to 14 safety barrier improvements closure bulletin week commencing 16 May

Preparation work ahead of the M3 9 to 14 safety barrier improvements project is still underway. As such we have planned overnight lane closures this week, which are:

  • M3 junction 11 – the M3 junction 11 northbound entry slip road will be closed overnight on Wednesday 18, Thursday 19 and Friday 20 May 2022.
  • Diversion: Join the M3 at junction 11 southbound, continue to junction 12, turn around and re-join the M3 at junction 12 northbound.
  • M3 junction 14 / M27 junction 4 – the M3 junction 14 southbound link road to M27 junction 4 eastbound will be closed overnight on Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 May 2022.
  • Diversion: Exit the M4 at junction 14 on to the M27 westbound to junction 3, exit turn around and re-enter the M27 eastbound.

All overnight traffic management for lane closures, carriageway and/or slip road closures will usually be rolled out from 9pm and taken off by 6am.

M3 9 to 14 safety barrier improvements closure bulletin week commencing 9 May

Preparation work ahead of the M3 9 to 14 safety barrier improvements project planned for later this year is still underway. As such planned overnight lane closures this week are:

  • M3 junction 11 – the M3 junction 11 northbound entry slip road will be closed overnight on Monday 9, Tuesday 10, Wednesday 11, Thursday 12 and Friday 13 May 2022.
  • Diversion: Join the M3 at junction 11 southbound, continue to junction 12, turn around and re-join the M3 at junction 12 northbound.
  • M3 junction 11 – the M3 junction 11 southbound exit slip road will be closed overnight on Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 May 2022.
  • Diversion: continue on the M3 to junction 12 southbound, exit and turn around and re-join the M3 at junction 12 northbound and exit the M3 at junction 11.
  • M3 junction 13 – the M3 junction 13 northbound exit slip roads will be closed overnight on Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 May 2022.
  • Diversion: Continue on the M3 northbound to junction 12, turn around and re-join the M3 at junction 12 southbound and exit the M3 at junction 13
  • M3 junction 13 – the M3 junction 13 northbound entry slip road will be closed overnight on Monday 9 May 2022.
  • Diversion: Join the M3 at junction 13 southbound, continue to junction 14, then join the M27 westbound to junction 3 turn and head eastbound to the M27 junction 4, exit onto the northbound link road to join M3 at junction 14 northbound
  • M3 junction 14 / M27 junction 4 – the M3 junction 14 southbound link road to M27 junction 4 eastbound will be closed overnight on Friday 13 May 2022.
  • Diversion: Continue on the M3 southbound through junction 14 to the Chillworth roundabout (A27), turnaround and re-enter the M3 junction 14 northbound and exit the M3 at junction 13 northbound, join the A335 eastbound (Leigh Road), then head southbound on to Passfield Avenue, head west on Chestnut Avenue to Stoneham Lane roundabout, head southbound to the M27 junction 5 eastbound.

All overnight traffic management for lane closures, carriageway and/or slip road closures will usually be rolled out from 9pm and taken off by 6am.

Compton 10K – 22 May

Compton School Association are organising a charity run on the morning of 22 May.  The course will start in Compton Main Street but will use the paths adjacent Olivers Battery.  If you have any queries or concerns don’t hesitate to contact me.  The race will be marshalled by volunteers ensuring the safety of the runners and path users.  They will ensure any on the day race markers will be removed as soon as the race is completed (around 12 noon).  The race starts at 10am.

The course heads up from Compton along the bridleway towards Badger Farm Road, turning left and following the path behind the nature reserve until it then heads right, up by Texas Drive, then turning left to run along the path behind the houses, following the large fields until it reaches Yew Hill and then sweeps down Silkstead Lane.

It will be taking place on public paths and you may notice some signs going up.

For further details follow this link: Compton 10K | New multi-terrain 10K event

Stephen Lowy stephenlowy@hotmail.com

M3 9 to 14 safety barrier improvements closure bulletin week commencing 25 April

Preparation work for the M3 9 to 14 safety barrier improvements project is still underway, getting the hard shoulder ready for work in the central reservation later this year.

Planned overnight lane closures this week are:

  • M3 junction 11 – the M3 junction 11 northbound entry slip road will be closed overnight on Monday 25, Tuesday 26, Wednesday 27, Thursday 28 and Friday 29 April 2022.
  • Diversion: Join the M3 at junction 11 southbound, continue to junction 12, turn around and re-join the M3 at junction 12 northbound
  • M3 junction 11 – the M3 junction 11 southbound exit slip road will be closed overnight on Monday 25, Tuesday 26, Wednesday 27, Thursday 28 and Friday 29 April 2022.
  • Diversion: continue on the M3 to junction 12 southbound, exit and turn around and re-join the M3 at junction 12 northbound and exit the M3 at junction 11

All overnight traffic management for lane closures, carriageway and/or slip road closures will usually be rolled out from 9pm and taken off by 6am.

Notice of Vacancy on the Parish Council

Following the recent Notice of Uncontested Election at Oliver’s Battery Parish Council, there is an opportunity for an interested party to join the Council by co-option.  Interested parties should write to the Clerk at clerkoliversbattery@gmail.com confirming their eligibility (see Electoral Commission Can you stand for election) to stand as a Parish Councillor plus a short statement explaining reasons why they want to become a parish Councillor.  The deadline for applications is Friday 3 June 2022 and the Parish Council meeting date when the co-option/s will be made is Tuesday 7 June 2022.

What do councillors do?
Councillors have three main components to their work.
1. Decision making – Through meetings and attending committees with other elected members, councillors decide which activities to support, where money should be spent, what services should be delivered and what policies should be implemented.
2. Monitoring – Councillors make sure that their decisions lead to efficient and effective services by keeping an eye on how well things are working.
3. Getting involved locally – As local representatives, councillors have responsibilities towards their constituents and local organisations.

How much time does it take up?
Quite often councillors say that their duties occupy them for about an hour a week. Obviously there are some councillors who spend more time than this – and some less, but in the main, being a parish councillor is an enjoyable way of contributing to your community, and helping to make it a better place to live and work. As a councillor representing your community you will help keep it a great place to live and work. You will be supported in your role and will be expected to undertake training. You should be comfortable working
electronically. You should have a positive outlook and a can-do attitude and be willing to work as part of a team.

M3 9 to 14 safety barrier improvements closure bulletin week commencing 18 April

Preparation work for the M3 9 to 14 safety barrier improvements project is still underway, getting the hard shoulder ready for work in the central reservation later this year.

Planned overnight lane closures this week are:

  • M3 junction 11 – the M3 junction 11 northbound entry slip road will be closed overnight on Tuesday 19, Wednesday 20, Thursday 21 and Friday 22 April 2022.
  • Diversion: Join the M3 at junction 11 southbound, continue to junction 12, turn around and re-join the M3 at junction 12 northbound

All overnight traffic management for lane closures, carriageway and/or slip road closures will usually be rolled out from 9pm and taken off by 6am.

 

Roads – HCC Report

The countywide clear-up following the severe storms in February continued into March. Storm Eunice alone generated over 5,000 reports with the highways team attending to almost 2000 fallen, damaged or dangerous trees, many of which needed emergency or urgent works. Specialist teams continued to inspect and prioritise tree related issues throughout March.

In addition, across the county 11,395 square metres of carriageway were resurfaced in February, 16,521 gullies and other drainage was cleared and 4,905 potholes were repaired.

The Task and Finish group set up to investigate 20mph speed limits in residential areas has had its first meeting and will now begin reviewing the evidence. The outcome is expected later in the year.

It is worth noting that there is a different process to reporting rights of way issues to HCC, as opposed to Highways issues. Residents should use this link, which enables the team to raise a job order and update the complainant.

Problems on rights of way | Hampshire County Council (hants.gov.uk)

New Community Pantries

Five new Community Pantries are opening in Hampshire with support from the connect4communities programme, led by Hampshire County Council. Each pantry will help families who are facing hardship to access food at reduced prices. There is now at least one community pantry in each of the 11 districts in the HCC local authority area, with a total of 20 across Hampshire. For more information visit www.connect4communities.org