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County Councillor’s Report January 2018

 Compton & Shawford logo - District Councillors ReportCompton and Shawford Parish Council

PO Box 565, Winchester,
Hampshire SO23 3HG
Phone:01962 600198

County Councillor’s Report January 2018

for the PC Meeting 9 January 2018

Hampshire Highways

 Highways teams worked hard through the night to manage the impact of Storm Eleanor on the roads. More than 50 trees were brought down following the high winds. Emergency crews and specialist tree crews remain on standby clearing fallen trees.

Hampshire Highways are also working hard to keep the roads moving during icy weather. Follow the ‘gritter twitter’ @hantshighways to find out when and where the salting lorries are out. Anyone that experiences an issue on a Hampshire road can report it online at https://www.hants.gov.uk/transport

Improvements to M3 Junction 9

download the M3 J9 Improvements Consultation Brochure
M3 J9 Improvements Consultation Brochure

Highways England have committed to improve Junction 9 at Winnall. Details of the proposed scheme will be on display at the following public briefing events:

  • Sat 27 January 1030am to 430pm and Wed 31 January 2pm to 8pm at Winchester Guildhall
  • Sat 10 Feb 1030am to 430pm at Winnall Community Centre
  • Friday 16 Feb 2pm to 8pm and Sat 17 Feb 10:30am to 4:30pm at Kings Worthy Community Centre

Full details and how to respond to the proposals are also available on www.highways.gov.uk/m3j9

[Editor’s note: see also comptonshawford-pc.gov.uk/2018/01/m3-smart-motorways-scheme/ and roads.highways.gov.uk/projects/m3-junctions-9-to-14-smart-motorway/ ]

Winchester Movement Strategy

The recent public consultation closed on 8th December with over 1500 replies. The next stage will involve feedback on the consultation and workshops for stakeholders, Members and Parish Councillors.

As well as inviting residents’ and stakeholders’ views, a range of traffic and travel data will be reviewed. This, alongside sophisticated computer modelling, will provide a robust understanding of how movement works in the City. Collectively, this will form the evidence base for the Movement Strategy and help to clarify travel and transport priorities. Potential options for delivering these priorities will then be developed. These will be tested and reviewed using national Government best practice guidance before the draft Movement Strategy is put to further public consultation in mid 2018

Hitting the Cold Spots

Since the start of Hitting the Cold Spots, in 2010, 2,500 people have benefitted from the advice and information provided by the team. In this financial year, 170 Hampshire households have already received support. If you or someone you know is struggling to stay warm and well this winter, please contact an advisor on Freephone 0800 804 8601 (Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm) or email .

County Councillor Jan Warwick
Winchester Downlands