Community Grants Virtual ‘Drop-In’ Day – 14th December 2021

Are you a community group, voluntary organisation or charity looking for funding?

Come and discuss your requirements with the Community Grants team at Winchester City Council. The team will be on hand to let you know about the grants available from the council, help you with your application and sign-post you to other organisations who might help.

Book a slot on Tuesday 14 December 2021 between 9.30am and 6.30pm. Once you make your booking you will receive an email with a link to join the MS Teams meeting. We look forward to meeting you soon.

For more information email jchuhan@winchester.gov.uk.

Share your experiences of accessing GP (General Practice) services in the last six months

Who are Healthwatch?
Healthwatch Hampshire is the independent champion for people using health and care services in Hampshire. We listen to what people like about services and what they think could be improved and share their views with those who have the power to make change happen.

What issues are people facing?
The COVID-19 pandemic has but a huge strain on the NHS and also impacted how the public access health services. Staff at GP practices have been working hard to deliver the vaccine programme, catch up on the backlog of treatments and respond to new ways of working such as offering video and telephone consultations and providing online consultation software such as e-consult.

We’ve heard that these new ways of accessing GP services have worked well for some people, allowing them to save time and get the help they need, quickly. But for others it’s been more difficult, time consuming and frustrating to access support when they need it.

How you can help

We’ve already run a survey for GP staff to understand how their roles have changed during the pandemic, what practices do well, and what challenges they face.

Now we need to hear about your experiences of accessing GP services so we can help the NHS understand what is working well and what could be better, so that together we can find solutions.

Please help us by completing our questionnaire here: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/FT46JX/ and tell us about your experiences of accessing GP services in the last six months. We’d like your feedback on how you contacted your GP practice, how you booked an appointment and how your appointment went.

If you need this questionnaire in another format or version, please contact Healthwatch Hampshire on 01962 440262, email enquiries@healthwatchhampshire.co.uk or go to www.healthwatchhampshire.co.uk

The results of this survey will be collated and put into a report and shared with NHS services and organisations to help shape the way services are developed in the future. All feedback is anonymous.

The questionnaire should take no longer than 20 minutes to fill in. The closing date for the survey is Friday 31 December 2021.

 Thank you for your time and interest

 

M3 junction 9 to 14 motorway upgrade traffic bulletin week commencing 11 October 2021

From National Highways:

Work to improve journeys by upgrading the M3 motorway is planned to start later this year. We’ll be installing narrow lanes in both directions between junction 9 at Winchester and junction 14 at Eastleigh, and the hard shoulder will be used as a running lane. This will provide a safe working area in the central reservation, whilst keeping three lanes open during the daytime.

To get the hard shoulder ready for this, perpetration work continues under daytime hard shoulder closures, overnight lane closures with some planned carriageway and/or slip road closures. All traffic management for full overnight carriageway and/or slip road closures will usually be rolled out from 9pm and taken off by 6am.

Planned closures for this week are:

*   M3 junction 13 – the M3 junction 13 northbound entry and exit slip roads will be closed overnight on Saturday 16 October 2021

*   Diversion for M3 junction 13 northbound entry slip road: 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

*   Diversion for M3 junction 13 northbound exit slip road: continue on the M3 northbound to junction 12, turn around and re-join the M3 at junction 12 southbound, exit the M3 at junction 13

*   M3 junction 12 – the M3 junction 12 northbound entry slip road will be closed overnight on Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 October 2021

*   Diversion: continue on the M3 northbound to junction 11, turn around and re-join the M3 at junction 11 southbound and exit the M3 at junction 12 southbound

*   M3 junction 11 – the M3 junction 11 northbound exit slip road will be closed overnight on Sunday 17 October 2021

*   Diversion: continue on the M3 to junction 10, turn around and re-join the M3 at junction 10 southbound and exit the M3 at junction 11

*   M3 junction 11 – the M3 junction 11 southbound entry slip road will be closed overnight on Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 October 2021

*   Diversion: join the M3 at junction 11 northbound, continue to junction 10, turn around and re-join the M3 at junction 10 southbound

*   M3 junction 11 – the M3 junction 11 southbound exit slip road will be closed overnight on Tuesday 12 October 2021

*   Diversion: continue on the M3 to junction 12 southbound, turn around and re-join the M3 at junction 12 northbound and exit the M3 at junction 11

*   M3 junction 10 – the M3 junction 10 northbound exit slip road will be closed overnight on Friday 15 October 2021

*   Diversion: continue on the M3 to junction 9 northbound, turn around and re-join the M3 at junction 9 southbound and exit the M3 at junction 10

*   M3 junction 9 – the M3 junction 9 southbound exit slip roads will be closed overnight on Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 October 2021

*   Diversion: continue on the M3 to junction 10, turn around and re-join the M3 at junction 10 northbound and exit the M3 at junction 9 northbound

Sheep Killed by Dog at Yew Hill Butterfly Reserve

The Parish Council have received the distressing news that one of the sheep grazing on the Yew Hill Butterfly Reserve was mauled and killed by a dog on Thursday 16 September. Dog owners are reminded of the importance having their dogs on a lead whilst in the Butterfly Reserve to ensure the safety of the livestock grazing there

HCC notification of Roadworks at Badger Farm Road

Notice has been received from HCC Highways as follows, relating to the M3 smart motorway compound at Badger Farm Road:

Works to construct a vehicular access on Badgers Farm Road and similar egress onto Otterbourne Road as shown on the enclosed Drawing No HE549338-0141 will begin shortly. These works will facilitate operation of the temporary compound area associated with M3 Smart Motorway Improvement Project, which are programmed to commence on Wednesday 1st September 2021 for approximately 4 weeks.

The new compound and entry/exit from it are temporary and will be fully reinstated on completion of the M3 works (approximately 3 years).

Sept – M3 Jn 9-14 smart mway scheme – works to Badger Farm Road – Location Plan
Sept – M3 Jn 9-14 smart mway scheme – left out
Sept – M3 Jn 9-14 smart mway scheme – left in