Village News & Events:

Plans to mark the centenary of the RAF

The community committees plans to mark the centenary of the RAF are coming along nicely and we are on course to deliver a 200 table street party and an RAF themed box cart competition on 9 June.

We have already had confirmation of RAF Odiham’s participation but we will be limited by the number of carts that will be able to be entered. So if you would like to take part please get in touch ASAP to express your interest and find out the details at opcraf100boxcart@gmail.com.

So whether it’s part of a club, pub, school, village organisation or just with some mates, we hope you will consider participating in what should be an event to remember.

Falls Preventation Champion Workshop

Hart DC are arranging a 3 hour interactive session – designed by Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service and Southern NHS Foundation Trust for professionals and volunteers to equip them with knowledge and confidence in how they can help others to prevent falls.  This will be held on Friday 23 February, 10am -1pm.  Please contact Liz Glen at liz.glen@hart.gov.uk for further details.

M3 Junction 9 Consultation

Use M3 Junction 9, Winchester?
Have your say to help shape Highways England’s multi million pound proposals for improvements, including a newly designed road layout, to reduce congestion, make journey times more reliable, improve road safety and reduce air pollution.

We’ve given evidence to the National Infrastructure Commission on the importance of improving this key route in Hampshire as part of the Government’s Road Investment Strategy, and it’s good to see the wider community now being asked their views on the plans.

Cllr Rob Humby, HCC Executive Member for Environment and Transport, said: “We’re really pleased that our work as the local Highways Authority with Highways England is progressing, and the improvements we’ve been pressing for at Junction 9 of the M3 at Winchester are now moving forward.
It will provide much needed relief for local residents, and commuters from traffic and environmental issues at this notorious bottleneck, as well as support the local economy by providing a better link for businesses, not only in the immediate area, but also for those who use it as a through route from the ports of Southampton and Portsmouth to the Midlands. I look forward to seeing how these proposals develop and it’s good to see the wider community and local stakeholders now being asked their views. I would encourage people who use this route to provide Highways England with local knowledge to help shape their plans ”

See details of the public exhibition events, where to find the consultation brochure or view the plans online:

https://highwaysengland.citizenspace.com/he/m3-junction-9-improvements/