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FAIR OAK AND
HORTON HEATH PARISH COUNCIL

e-Bulletin - June 2020

Welcome to the Parish Council’s e-Bulletin
 
The e-Bulletin is designed to provide an up to the minute snapshot of current news, reports, developments, opportunities, and events of interest to our residents.  

News & Notices

Message from the Chairman

I write often about how lovely the villages of Fair Oak and Horton Heath are to live in with a caring vibrant community. They still are and I don’t think for a moment that any of our residents are responsible for what you see in these photos. 

You may think that this shot shows a landfill site but it is Stroudwood Lane in Fair Oak on the morning of 4th June 2020.  I drove down the lane at 9.30am on a lovely sunny morning to be confronted by piles of deliberate fly tipping – except in this case they were huge piles.  There were 3 mounds of it tipped at intervals in the lane.  A traffic hazard, a hygiene issue - rats were already interested in it, and an absolute disgrace.  If you saw this being done or passed that day or the night before, lorries full of rubbish please let us know.  It takes time and a lot of brazen nerve to tip in such a public area.
Amongst the contents were old doors, a mattress, remnants of a shed, tree trunks, pallets, tyres, packaging, building materials, household rubbish and a very distinctive green bin.  If you recognise any of this, then please get in touch – it may be that you employed someone to remove this and paid for it to be legally disposed of.  We would like to know who tipped it.

Local residents as well as the Council spent hours cleaning this up to make the land safe again for traffic, people and wildlife, and the cost to us all as council tax payers is enormous – money that could be spent on much better things in our community.

A very big thank you to the residents of Stroudwood Lane who helped clear it up.


 
   
Parish Meeting Dates
 
Council meetings are still being held virtually.
Meetings dates for 2020/2021 can be view
 here
One Horton Development - Infrastructure Update 

The One Horton team at Eastleigh Borough Council has announced that essential road infrastructure work will start soon on key access roads to the site. 

As many of you may know, detailed planning permission is already in place for the 3 main roundabouts and a link road, which will run from Burnetts Lane across the field to Bubb Lane (north of the railway line). 


Works about to commence: - 


Allington Lane Roundabout – Start 8th June 2020, Complete 3rd March 2021 
Burnetts Lane Roundabout – Start 8th June 2020, Complete 4th December 2020 
Bubb Lane Roundabout – Start 3rd August 2020, complete 9th March 2021


To the south of the site, in Burnetts Lane, there will be a short temporary road closure of about 3 weeks starting on 22 June. This is to allow Southern Gas to divert their services. The road closure, for this purpose, is likely to be from Blind Lane down to Chalcroft Business Park.  

Thereafter, there will be a more permanent road closure (mid-July to mid-December) so that the new roundabout construction work can begin.  This more permanent closure will be from Nightingale Cottages down to just before Chalcroft Business Park.  There will be NO ACCESS for pedestrians, cyclists or motorists.  Particular arrangements are being made for the few residents within the closed area for bin collection.  

There will be no turning area and anyone trying to gain access will have to reverse out. If however you are trying to get through from the south, you will have the ability to turn round in the Chalfcroft Business Park entrance, although clearly not ideal.

In addition, it is planned that most traffic to the new development, currently known as 'One Horton Heath', will access the site from these 3 roundabouts. Eventually there will be a through road across the development site providing a north-south connection.

Residents can explore the development site in more detail by going to the following webpage https://www.onehortonheath.co.uk/ 

Should residents have concerns regarding the infrastructure works, they should contact the road contracture, Mildern via their helpdesk - 03300 130 214


Woodland Community Centre
 
The centre remains open for the Rainbows Pre-school to provide childcare for important key workers.  

We are hoping that once further guidelines are available from the Government that we may be able to open for more users.
Eastleigh Basics Bank
 
We have received a tremendous response for donation to the Food Bank, thank you. The Council is still offering its services to Eastleigh Basic Bank to assist in the delivery of food parcels. The Woodland Community Centre is open on Wednesdays and the Parish Office is open on Thursdays, both between 10 am and 2 pm, for anyone to drop of a donation.
Asset News
Gore Copse – the Parish Council has received a number of enquiries regarding the land at Gore Copse.  Please note that the land is still in the ownership of Drew Smith and any queries relating to this land should be directed to them. Queries should be sent to,
Jim Mole at jmole@drewsmith.co.uk
Crowdhill Green – up and coming works

The Parish Council, along with Eastleigh Borough Council are currently under negotiations with the developer to address the public open space and play area land. Both authorities wish to seek a resolution for our residents. As such, the Parish Council, following permission from Bloors, as landowner has volunteered to undertake the following works on site: -  

Deer Fence – the Parish Council will be replacing the current deer fencing on the boundary of the site, with a wooden fence.  This work should commence in August.

Public Art – various pieces of public art will be installed across the open space including metal deer, benches and metal fencing. It is hoped that this work will take place on 7 July. 

Play area – the Parish Council has volunteered itself to project manage the play area installation.  The Parish does this at its own risk.  Once permission is obtained from the developer, the residents will be consulted with the next steps. 

Partnerships to benefit from Hampshire Together programme 
 
Health leaders from across the county are united in their support of the Hampshire Together: Modernising our Hospitals and Health Services programme. 

Hampshire Together, which was launched last week, involves NHS and social care providers across Alton, Andover, Basingstoke, Eastleigh, Winchester and the surrounding areas. 

The centrepiece will be the construction of a brand new hospital – but the programme’s impact will reach far beyond the walls of this new building, involving GPs, mental health, community care, social care and the wider voluntary sector, as well as acute hospital care. The programme seeks to support patients, their families and carers to access the right care, in the right place, at the right time, in order to keep them healthy. 

As part of the Hampshire Together programme, people across north and mid Hampshire are currently being asked for their views on the way health services are provided in the area now and in the future.  

All of the information you need and an online comment form can be found at www.hampshiretogether.nhs.uk. You can also find Hampshire Together on Twitter (www.twitter.com/HampshireMOHHS) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/hampshiretogether)

Communication

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