Shaping Hampshire – Spending Review Consultation

Your County Council, your say

The Council is asking residents and stakeholders for their views on a range of potential options for managing an anticipated £98 million shortfall in the revenue budget by April 2017, due to on-going reductions in funding from central Government.

In an effort to explore every option, the County Council is reviewing key areas of spend and service activity with a focus on identifying different ways of delivering services more efficiently and at lower cost, in order to reduce the overall budget spend.

Your views on the options, and the potential impact should any of the options be considered further, are very important as the feedback will be used to inform planning on future proposals. They would also welcome any other comments you may have on how to deliver the savings.

You can take part in the consultation, by completing the Response Form online or in paper form. An Information Pack is also available to support you in considering your response to the consultation.

Download the Shaping Hampshire Consultation Information Pack

Temporary road closure – Ellingham Drove

NEW FOREST DISTRICT COUNCIL

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE

ELLINGHAM DROVE, MOYLES COURT NR RINGWOOD

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that New Forest District Council, acting as agent to the traffic authority, Hampshire County Council, proposes to make an Order to allow bridge parapet repair works to be undertaken, as follows:-

ROAD TO BE CLOSED: That length of Ellingham Drove, Ellingham near Ringwood from its junction with C159 Gorley Road for a distance of 130m northwards.

ALTERNATIVE ROUTE:

From the northern point of closure eastwards via unnamed spur adjacent Moyles Court School to its junction with C159; south via C159 (via ford) and southwest to the southern point of closure and vice versa.

PERIOD OF CLOSURE: From 27th July 2015 for a period of six months or until completion of the works whichever is sooner. (Notwithstanding the above it is expected that the closure will be required for no longer than 4 weeks.)

Reasonable facilities will be provided to allow access to adjacent premises while the work is being carried out.

If you have any queries regarding the above please contact Hampshire County Council’s Structures Office, Tel: 0300 555 1388 roads@hants.gov.uk OR Transportation Section, New Forest District Council Tel: 02380 285260, traffic@nfdc.gov.uk

Chris Elliott Head of Planning and Transportation, Appletree Court Beaulieu Road Lyndhurst SO43 7PA

Road closure – Toms Lane

As part of the programme of works being undertaken by Operation Resilience we will be undertaking drainage improvements on Toms Lane, Linwood. The works are programmed to start week commencing Monday 16 March 2015 and are expected to last for two weeks. In order to undertake the works safely it will be necessary to close the road 24hrs/day, 7 days a week for the duration of the work.

Information signs advising road users of the works will be erected approximately 2 weeks before the start of works. A letter will be sent to local residents and an email will be sent to Hyde Parish Council and Elingham, Harbridge and Ibsley Parish Council to advise them accordingly.

Should you have any questions or require further information please contact the Operation Resilience team on 01962 813063 or email operation.resilience@hants.gov.uk

Helping you stay warm

Information from HCC:

Thanks to funding from the Hampshire County Council Rural Development fund we are pleased to be able to offer, in addition to our current project, extra support to tackle fuel poverty in the rural areas of Hampshire.

As well as the standard level of support available through Hitting the Cold Spots, HCC recognise that those residents living in the rural areas of Hampshire can face added challenges.

Hitting the Cold Spots can help individuals and families throughout the Hampshire County Council area with practical support and detailed advice including visits from skilled Advisors.  This can lead to the provision of emergency heating, access to funding for repairs and replacement heating or hot water systems as well as small grants to help cope with winter emergencies.

Hitting the Cold Spots will also provide practical support with debt, financial advice and benefits as well as assistance with switching energy providers.  Home Safety visits offering carbon monoxide detectors and smoke detectors are also available.

There is a pdf file available with more information.Helping you stay warm

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE C159 GORLEY ROAD RINGWOOD

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that New Forest District Council, acting as agent to the traffic authority, Hampshire County Council, proposes to make an Order to allow BT cabling works to be carried out , as follows:

LENGTH TO BE CLOSED:

That length of C159 Gorley Road Ringwood between its junction with Northfield Road and its junction with Ivy Lane.

ALTERNATIVE ROUTE

From the southern point of closure north via C159 Gorley Road to its junction with Ellingham Drove;west via Ellingham Drove to its junction with A338 Salisbury Road;south via A338 to its junction with Northfield Road;east via Northfield Road to its junction with Gorley Road;north via Gorley Road to the southern point of closure and vice versa.

PERIOD OF CLOSURE: From 20th December 2014 for a period of 6 months or until completion of works whichever is sooner. (Notwithstanding the above it is expected that the closure will be required for no longer than 2 days between 0930 hrs and 1530 hrs only on each day).

Reasonable facilities will be provided to allow access to adjacent premises while the work is being carried out.

If you have any queries please contact Aplant Lux Tel: 0370 050 0792 or New Forest District Council’s Transportation Section, Tel: 02380 285260, traffic@nfdc.gov.uk

Council supports businesses with free parking

New Forest District Council is offering free car parking on Saturday 6 December as part of its support for local business.

Shoppers will be able to park for free in all council-run car parks to mark ‘Small Business Saturday’ – a national campaign aimed at encouraging people to shop local and support independent shops.Continue Reading