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Village News & Events:

Flooding

Message from the Hart District Council on Flooding:
 
As many of you are aware we have had some flooding in the district following the heavy rain last week. Please can affected residents fill in the online flood survey. If you have been affected by raw sewerage flooding it is essential you report this directly to Thames Water. This can be done either via their online survey https://www.thameswater.co.uk/media-library/home/help/emergencies/flooding/sewer-flooding-questionnaire.pdf or by ringing 0800 316 9800.
 
Reporting flooding every time it happens is essential because it provides the evidence we need to bid for funding. An example of this is the August 2015 flood event where we had a enough reports of internal property flooding in Fleet to a) convince the Environment Agency and Hampshire County Council that there was a serious flooding issue in the area and b) to enable them to secure funding to investigate whether there are any viable flood mitigation options in Fleet. They have recently received this funding.
 
Even if home owners have reported their flooding in the past, it is worth reporting again. Multiple reports from the same property shows up where the highest risk of flooding is and therefore which areas should be priorities for protection.
 
The following useful guides are available to download below:
 

Would you like to see a Community Speedwatch in Odiham & North Warnborough?

The Odiham Parish Council Traffic & Transport Committee continually looks at different ways of responding to residents’ concerns on speeding vehicles throughout the village but options are limited without any direct enforcement powers and limited Police resources.

Community Speedwatch (CSW) is a national initiative where active members of local communities join with the support of the Police to monitor speeds of vehicles using speed detection devices. Vehicles exceeding the speed limit are referred to the Police with the aim of educating drivers to reduce their speeds.  Full details can be viewed at www.communityspeedwatch.org/

Odiham Parish Council already owns and manages a Speed Indicator Device (SID) capable of recording vehicle speeds but a new Odiham & North Warnborough Community Speedwatch would also be dependent on a team of volunteers to run the scheme.

  • Would you like to see a local Community Speedwatch set up?
  • Can you spare a few hours a month as a Community Speedwatch volunteer?
  • What do you consider to be the local speeding hotspots?

Please visit the online questionnaire at:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YSBFZFJ
Or email the Parish Clerk at clerk@odiham.org.uk

Large Load

The National Grid has advised that a transformer is to be delivered to the substation on Rye Common Lane on Sunday 5 July 2020.  It will be travelling from Southampton up the M3 and along the A287 (Farnham Road), so there may be some disruption to traffic along this route.  The load will leave Southampton at 6 am and is expected to arrive at Rye Common Lane at 10 am.

North Warnborough footpath will be re-instated

Several residents have contacted OPC raising concerns that the informal footpath from the Jolly Miller on the Hook Road to the canal towpath may be lost.

The route is currently blocked off but this is only a temporary measure while the pub site is being developed. The developer plans to re-instate this path once the works have finished.

Drone Safety

Councillor Stewart has reported a drone flying over North Warnborough towards the RAF camp to the Operations Centre on the Base.

Since practically the entire Parish sits within the 2 nautical mile drone exclusion zone around RAF Odiham we live within the exclusion zone and kindly ask that if anyone wishes to fly their drone that they make sure they abide by the regulations to avoid endangering aircraft operating from RAF Odiham.

Full details of The Drone Code can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/drones-to-be-registered-and-users-to-sit-safety-tests-under-new-government-rules