Are you a riparian landowner?

it is fast becoming the time of year when we need to think about the state of Hampshire’s land drainage network. As the rain begins in earnest and leaves begin to fall, all riparian owners (those who have watercourses on or bordering their properties) across Hampshire, and beyond, should be looking at the state of their drainage ditches, culverts and other watercourses to ensure the clear transference of rain water and a reduced risk of localised flooding.

 

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

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

County Council consultation on household waste recycling

Hampshire County Council is holding a public consultation on the household waste recycling centre (HWRC) service from 2 June until 22 August.

County Council officers have been looking at different and innovative options for running the HWRC service, partly as a response to financial pressures. The consultation is an opportunity for interested parties to help inform the future of the HWRC service and to give their input on potential changes to the service.

The outcomes of this consultation will inform the new HWRC management contract from April 2015.

The consultation will be available online at: http://www.hants.gov.uk/recycling from 2 June 2014. To request paper copies, email: hwrc.consultation@hants.gov.uk or call Hantsdirect on: 0845 603 5634. Paper copies can also be collected from Hampshire libraries and local district and borough council offices.

 

Hants County Council Budget priorities – have your say

Have your say about the County Council’s budget – taking tough decisions together. Through this survey they want to understand what residents think about how the County Council’s limited resources should be spent in the coming year.

The County Council provides strategic, county-wide services such as highways, social care, education and libraries. More local services such as bin collection, environmental health, housing and leisure centres are provided by district councils.

Each page has explanatory notes, the best way to get started is to dive in, follow the link below and have your say. The more views they receive, the more meaningful and representative the results will be on issues relevant to the whole county.

The Online Survey

The closing date for responses is 29 November 2013.

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