A32 ROAD CLOSURE FOR 15 WEEKS FROM 27 JUNE

The A32 will be closed for 15 weeks from 27 June to allow for essential flood management work to be carried out by Hampshire County Council on a 5km stretch from Farringdon going south.  The road will be physically closed at the start of the works section so the villages of East Tisted, Newton Valance, Chawton and the majority of Farringdon will still be accessible.  The closed section, the so-called ‘Red Zone’, at Farringdon will be manned and accompanied so that specific local vehicle movements can take place, ie to the industrial areas.  Traffic will be diverted away from the A32 at the Chawton roundabout in the north and the Meon crossroads in the south.  Local Parish Councils have not been consulted on this issue and are concerned  particularly due to the great length of the official diversion – lanes which are unsuitable for any increase in the volume of traffic, and certainly any increase in the size of vehicles, ie HGVs etc, are at risk of being used by a significant proportion of the diverted traffic.  Representatives from East Tisted, Newton Valance, Farringdon and Selborne Parish Councils met with officers from the County Council to raise our concerns about the lack of notice and lack of consultation.  Various options were discussed and it has been agreed that proposed signage at the diversion points at the Meon crossroads and at the Chawton roundabout, and at each end of identified lanes of concern between East Tisted, Newton Valance, Farringdon, and east to the B3006 and Selborne, and west of Farringdon, ie Brightstone Lane, will be strongly worded for local access only and stating that the lanes are not suitable for heavy vehicles.  Due to the number of accidents in normal circumstances, as a matter of urgency a temporary 40mph speed limit was requested to be put into force on B3006 between Selborne and Alton.  Any problems will be monitored and Parish Council representatives have a direct contact at the Council to feed these into.

Do you want to be a Parish Councillor? – Change of Meeting Date

Do you want to be a Parish Councillor?

There is now another vacancy on the Council following the resignation of Cllr Mervyn Smith.  We would like to express our thanks to him for his longstanding service as a Parish Councillor and wish him all the best.

Please see the Casual Vacancy Notice attached below.

If no election is requested, the Parish Council will now decide on who will fill the vacancy at the  meeting on Wednesday 27th July.  The Parish Council would therefore like to hear from anyone who is interested in being a Parish Councillor.

You will join the team of twelve Councillors who represent the Parish and its three villages of Selborne, Oakhanger and Blackmoor.  You will be in position until the next election in May 2023 and are required to attend monthly meetings of the Council and follow the rules of the Council.  It is a very interesting and enjoyable, voluntary role and training is available in the planning and other aspects of being a Parish Councillor.

Please contact the Parish Clerk (tel. 07908 408 025 or email clerk@selborneparishcouncil.gov.uk) for more information and to check if you are eligible to stand (criteria include being over 18 and living in or within 3 miles of the Parish or working in the Parish for the last 12 months).

 

Closure of Gracious Street for tree works

The Parish Council has received notice that Gracious Street, Selborne, will be closed for approximately 55 metres from the junction with Selborne Road for five days from or after 6th June 2022 to facilitate work to maintain the trees adjacent to the carriageway.

Pedestrian access and vehicular access to affected properties will be maintained.

The alternative route for vehicles will be via B3006, Galley Hill, Hullam Lane, Newton Lane and vice versa (the County Council has been contacted to check that the works do not coincide with the already advised closure of Galley Hill).

For any queries about the works taking place please call Crusader Traffic Ltd on 0300 303 3083.

 

Map showing closure location and route of diversion attached

The Queens Hotel Appeal

The Parish Council submitted a written statement to the planning appeal for The Queens Hotel, Selborne on Wednesday 11th May 22.  A copy of the statement is available below.

The closing date for the final comments by the Appellant and the South Downs National Park Authority is 30th May 2022.  The decision by the Planning Inspector can be expected to be some months after this date.

Galley Hill road closure – for one day on or after 31st May 2022

HCC have advised that Galley Hill along a length of Galley Hill, Selborne, from its junction with Hullam Lane to its junction with Noar Hill Lane will be closed for 1 day between the hours of 9.30am and 3.30pm on or after 31st May 2022.

Pedestrian access and vehicular access to affected properties will be maintained.

The Order is necessary to facilitate pole testing works on behalf of Openreach.

The alternative route for vehicles will be via B3006 Selborne Road, A31, A32 Gosport Road, Galley Hill, and vice versa.

For any queries about the works taking place please call Sunbelt Rentals on 037005007

Further closure of Gracious Street for 5 days on or after 2 May

HCC have notified that permission has been given for the closure of a short length of Gracious Street, Selborne, for a distance of approximately 10 metres to enable the replacement of a stopcock in the carriageway.

The alternative route for vehicles will be via B3006 Selborne Road, Newton Lane, Hullum Lane, Galley Hill, Selborne Road, Gracious Street and vice versa.  See attached diversion  map

Closure will be required for 5 days starting on or after the 2 May 2022.

For any queries about the works taking place please call Clancy Docwra on 03000001100

Selborne Parish Assembly 28th April 2022

Please see the attached notice for the Selborne Parish Assembly which will be held on Thursday 28th April in Selborne Village Hall, starting at 8pm.

The main speaker will be Charles Winchester FRGS who will give a talk on Dark Skies.  There will also be reports from the Parish Council and your County and District Councillors.  Finally there will be an Open Forum.  This is an important opportunity for residents to air their views and ask questions of your local representatives. Refreshments will be provided and we look forward to seeing you there.

Two road closures from 18th April

The Parish Council has received notification of two local road closures:

Closure One – Along a length of Gracious Street, Selborne, outside Old Thatch for 5 days to facilitate essential gas works starting on or after the 18 April 2022.

Pedestrian access and vehicular access to affected properties will be maintained.  The alternative route for vehicles will be via B3006 Selborne Road, Galley Road, Hullum Lane, Newton Lane, Northfield Hill, Gracious Street and vice versa and is shown on the second attachde plan.  For any queries about the works taking place please call SGN on 0800111999.

Closure Two – A  length of Bradshott Lane, Selborne, from 97 metres west of Holly Cottage, to 31 metres north of Bradshott Farm Cottage  for 1 day, between the hours of 9.30am and 3.30pm to facilitate Openreach works on or after the 19 April 2022.

Pedestrian access and vehicular access to affected properties will be maintained.  The alternative route for vehicles will be via B3006 Selborne Road, Sotherington Lane, Bradshott Lane and vice versa and is shown on the attached plan.  For any queries about the works taking place please call Sunbelt Rentals on 03700500792.

Parish Council Meeting 30th March

There will be a Parish Council meeting at 7.30pm on Wednesday 30th March in Oakhanger Village Hall.

See under “Parish Council Meetings” for more information.