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WeCan Parish Climate Actions Days

Winchester Climate Action Network (WeCAN) will be holding Parish Climate Action days on both Friday 1st 
October and Saturday 9th October (10am-3pm) (as part of the broader Winchester Green Week), for parish councils, community groups and residents, which will held online via Zoom.

It will give parish councils and interested residents an opportunity to consider pragmatic actions to take on climate change, and there will be a dedicated session on ‘climate communications’, together with free resources.

To sign up (click on the date below for the eventbrite booking and further details of the day):

Friday 1st October

Saturday 9th October

Winchester Climate Action Network (WeCAN) is a joint project of CSE (the Centre for Sustainable Energy), WinACC and Winchester City Council.

Highways South East

A34 Three Maids Hill (Winchester, Hampshire) – Bridge Repairs

Highways England have informed the council that they are nearing the end of the bridge repair work taking place at the Three Maids Hill junction, north of Winchester.

Work beneath the bridge is progressing well, and closures of the A34 northbound (between the exit and entry slip roads) will continue overnight until Monday 27 September (9pm to 6am, Monday to Friday only).

The final phase of these repairs will be to replace the joints in the bridge which carries the A272 over the A34 at the junction. For everyone’s safety, the following overnight closures will be in place:
• Friday 15, Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 October (9pm to 6am) – closure of the A272 eastbound over the bridge, with a signed diversion via Bullington Cross junction.
• Friday 22, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 October (9pm to 6am) – closure of the A272 westbound over the bridge, with a signed diversion via the Winnall roundabout.
If work isn’t fully completed over these weekends, Highways England will implement further closures on the nights of Friday 29, Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 October.
Highways England advise all motorists to stick to the signed diversion routes as they have been chosen with both suitability and safety in mind. They would also encourage drivers to stick to speed limits and follow appropriate signage to ensure the safety of fellow road users.
Please note that these works are subject to change due to weather conditions and progression of other roadwork projects. Closures will be advertised on yellow signs placed in advance at the junction and on our South-East Twitter page (@HighwaysSEAST).
Highways England would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience or disruption you may experience during this work. If you have any questions, or if you would like to know about their work, please contact 0300 123 5000 or email info@highwaysengland.co.uk. Or visit their website at https://highwaysengland.co.uk/travel-updates/daily-closure-report/ where you can find a weekly report of all full closures across the network.
Alternatively, please visit https://highwaysengland.co.uk/se-maintenance

Aggregate Recycling Facility Planning Applications

You may recall that the aggregate recycling facility at Three Maids Hill was refused by the Hampshire County Council Regulatory Commitee earlier this year, however the council now understand that it has gone to appeal.

You may not be aware that there was another recycling facility application that was submitted before the Three Maids Hill application for which a decision was not made. This application was at Down Farm, Down Farm Lane just off the Three Maids Hill roundabout, and is available at https://planning.hants.gov.uk/Planning/Display/20/01188/HCS. The Parish Council submitted a written objection on 21st July 2020; however, the application has recently been modified and the council has submitted a further response available here or below. Although the consultation period for this application has closed, the strategic planning department have said they will still accept public responses submitted via their email address, planning@hants.gov.uk.

Should you wish to comment please reference the application number 20/01188/HCS and include your name and address as anonymous representations will not be accepted by Hampshire County Council.

Lisa Fielding

Clerk and RFO, Littleton & Harestock Parish Council

www.lhpc.org.uk / 01962 88650

Littleton and Harestock Councillors

Vacancies for Parish Councillors

There are vacancies on the Littleton & Harestock Parish Council caused by councillor resignations. 

Parish Councillors are unpaid elected (or co-opted) representatives. As a Parish Councillor you will meet new people, become part of a team, and you will have the opportunity to gain new knowledge. Most important of all, you will be helping to make a difference to our local community in Littleton and Harestock. 

Parish Council Functions 
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) refers to Parish councillors as “the champions of their community who invest time in local projects and issues to the benefit of residents and the neighbourhood”.  
Littleton and Harestock Parish Council maintains the Bradley Rd playground and Littleton Recreation Ground with its sports facilities, playground, and adult gym equipment. Additionally, we rent the Harestock football field from the MOD for use by local football teams and Harestock residents.  

The Parish Council maintains, on behalf of Hampshire County Council, the Littleton pond, and the small wooded open space opposite the pond. We also own the Bronze Age burial site (Tumulus field) in Littleton which is under the guardianship of English Heritage. 

The Parish Council review all planning applications in Littleton and Harestock and provide input to the Winchester City Council planning officers. We also work with Winchester City Council, Hampshire County Council and the Hampshire constabulary on local matters including crime and disorder, local transport, highways and many other issues. 

Joining the Parish Council 
If you are interested in joining the council please contact the Clerk at clerk@lhpc.org.uk

We welcome application from any Littleton or Harestock resident, however we would be particularly pleased to receive applications from parishioners in Harestock to ensure that matters of concern to Harestock residents can be fully represented on the council. 

Please see the formal notice below in PDF format: –