M27/A3057 bridge

The A3057 Romsey Road bridge over the M27, which was built in the 1970s, is now showing signs that it is nearing the end of its usable life. Highways England are proposing to demolish this existing bridge and construct a new single span bridge to improve safety and the longevity of the structure. To facilitate the bridge replacement scheme, preparation work to temporarily divert utility cables which run alongside the bridge are scheduled to take place in 2016. Highways England is also imposing a weight limit restriction of 26 tonne along Romsey Road, between Paulette Lacave Avenue and the roundabout near Romsey Golf Club.

To present an outline of the planned improvement works and provide further information to the local community, an information event will be taking place. Representatives from Highways England and Kier Highways Ltd (the principal contractor) will be available to answer any questions relating to the scheme and the weight limit being introduced. The event will be held on Thursday 2 June between 3pm and 8pm at Nursling and Rownhams Village Hall.

Celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday by tidying our towns and villages!

Clean for the Queen

Test Valley Borough Council is supporting a national campaign, Clean for the Queen, to tidy our towns and villages and celebrate Her Majesty’s 90th birthday this year.

Clean for the Queen encourages communities across the country to take to the streets and clear litter from their local areas during the weekend of 4 to 6 March. The weekend of tidying will take place prior to the Queen’s official birthday celebrations in June.

Andover Town Centre Manager, Chris Gregory, has organised a community litter pick to take place in Andover on Friday, 4 March. Throughout the day, individuals, councillors and volunteers from local organisations will clear litter in various locations across the town. Manuela Wahon, a community campaigner, will be offering her support throughout the weekend and has already generated a wider awareness of the campaign by seeking to fill 90 bags of litter before the official events begin. The Council is providing litter picking equipment and will also collect and dispose of the waste.

Work to widen A30 Stockbridge

Test Valley Borough Council, on behalf of Hampshire County Council, will begin work on 13 April to widen the carriageway between London Road and Winton Hill on the A30 to accommodate on-street parking.

The work will include improvements to the footpath at the Winton Hill / A30 / Stockbridge Street roundabout to improve access from the High Street towards Stockbridge Primary School. The work is due to last 10 weeks and will be carried out by contractor, Caroway.

For more information, please contact Ian Patterson, Projects Engineer, on 01264

Temporary Closure of Haccups Lane, Michelmersh

Haccups Lane Closure

There will be a temporary closure of Haccups Lane in Michelmersh road patching works. The closed part is shown in red on the map and the diversion route shown with a dashed blue line. Its expected the closure will be between 08:00 and 16:00 on Monday 20th January and Tuesday 21st January 2014.
If you have any queries regarding the diversion or works please contact Mr Kali Banda, telephone 0845 6035633 on behalf of Hampshire County Council. For all other enquiries relating to the temporary road closure, please contact Mr Adam Smith, telephone 01264 368728 on behalf of the Head of Planning Policy & Transport Service.

Temporary Road Closures

Road Works

A number of roads are being temporarily closed for patching, surfacing or remedial surfacing work, including the following roads in our Ward:-

Up Somborne Lane, Up Somborne, Stockbridge B3049 Winchester Road to Sparsholt Road King’s Somborne
Sandy Down Lane, Sandydown, Stockbridge its whole length Leckford/Little Somborne
Whitehall Road, Little Somborne its whole length Little Somborne
Somborne Park Road, Little Somborne its whole length Stockbridge/Litle Somborne

Alternative routes will be sign posted. Although the closure order is from Friday 29 November 2013 for a period of 18 months  actual closure periods will be signed on each closure. Obviously reasonable access will be provided for adjoining properties.

If you have any queries regarding an alternative route or the works please contact Derek Osborne on behalf of Hampshire County Council, telephone 0845 603 5633.  For all other enquiries please contact Mr. Mayur Patel, telephone 01264 368727 on behalf of the Head of Planning Policy & Transport Service.

Rudd Lane Closure

Rudd Lane Closure

Part of Rudd Lane Timsbury from a point 50m north of Hunts Farm to a point 100m further north is to close for resurfacing.It is expected a closure will be required between 14 and 28 September 2013 for one day which will be sign posted on site.

The alternative routes will be from the northern point of the closure north on Rudd Lane, south on New Road, further south on A3057 Stockbridge Road, east on Yolksford Hill/Bunny Lane, west and north on Rudd Lane to the southern point of the closure and in the opposite direction.

Reasonable access to adjoining properties will be available while the works are carried out.

If you have any queries regarding the diversion or works please contact Mark Keighley on behalf of Hampshire County Council, telephone 0845 603 5633. For all other enquiries please contact Mr. Mayur Patel, telephone 01264 368727 on behalf of the Head of Planning Policy & Transport Service

King’s Somborne will Sparkle

Sparkle Day

Love Where You Live – Test Valley Borough Council’s litter campaign launched on 14 February 2011. The campaign aims to encourage everyone to help improve where they live and work in Test Valley. Residents have supported the campaign by becoming Community Litter Pickers and by arranging Community Clean Ups. Many environmental issues have been reported too by phone, text and email. Please see http://www.testvalley.gov.uk/love for more information.

As part of Love Where You Live, we have introduced ‘Sparkle Days’. We aim to hold at least 10 Sparkle Days across the Test Valley during the year. The purpose of this initiative is to add that extra bit of sparkle to an area.

A Sparkle Day will take place in Kings Somborne on Monday 25 February 2013. During the day many activities will be taking place, for instance roads and paths will be swept, signs will be cleaned and shrubs tidied etc. We will also be helping residents with any questions they may have on dealing with their waste and recycling.

Love Where You Live