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Road Closures

Published: 20 Sep 22

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 A287 Farnham Road New Roundabout at Redfields Lane Junction

Martin Grant Homes is installing a new roundabout at the junction with Redfields Lane.

There is a project website - www.A287roundabout.co.uk – which will be updated with the latest news and details of any traffic management measures, so that people know what to expect. From 2 August 2021 Redfields Lane will be closed and a diversion will be in place. 

If you have any questions contact the project team by email (communityrelations@A287roundabout.co.uk) or by calling 0800 804 4049 (between 9am and 5.30pm, Monday to Friday). 

September 2022 Update from Community Relations Team at Vistry:

"Vistry Group is now driving the delivery of the original A287 Road Improvements programme, after acquiring Albany Park, a new residential development near Church Crookham, from Martin Grant Homes at the end of 2021.

I would like to thank you for your continued patience as we look to carry out the final stages of work to build the roundabout. This is a complex, major construction project and as a project team we value and appreciate the feedback and input we have been getting.

Since last updating you earlier in the year I can confirm we have completed most of the main civils and construction work, with kerbing and street furniture having now been installed. Our remaining work involves road resurfacing, white lining of the road and the installation of signage.

We anticipate completing the work and being able to open the new roundabout and road configuration around late October 2022.

How the remaining works will affect local people

To ensure the road resurfacing work is carried out safely we need to install temporary two-way traffic lights on the A287 (Farnham Road) at various points on the approaches to the new roundabout.

We expect these will be installed from 20 September 2022 and will be in place for a period of around three weeks. We will be resurfacing the A287 in sections, so the traffic lights will move from east to west along the road. The traffic lights will be operational 24 hours, including both weekdays and weekends.

When completed, the new A287 (Farnham Road)/ Redfields Lane roundabout will be subject to a road safety audit and approval from Hampshire Highways at Hampshire County Council. This is in addition to the regular site inspections that Hampshire Highways has undertaken throughout the project.

Subject to approval, the roundabout will then be opened and the project complete.

Until the project has been completed and the roundabout is open, Redfields Lane and Bowling Alley will remain closed to through-traffic; the traffic diversion routes to mitigate these road closures will remain in place along with the reduced speed limit of 30 miles per hour (mph) along the A287.

You can find out more about the traffic diversion routes by visiting the ‘Key Documents and Downloads’ section of our website: www.a287roundabout.co.uk

Keeping you informed - ongoing communications

The ‘News & updates’ section of our website – www.A287roundabout.co.uk – has been updated with the information regarding this next stage of the programme. We will update our website again to confirm when the work is completed and the roundabout open.

We will also be writing to individuals, businesses and organisations living near to or operating from the nearby area, with this update, and again to confirm the work is complete.

In the meantime, if you have any questions about the A287 Farnham Road Improvements Project, please contact us by telephone on 0800 804 4049 (between 9am and 5.30pm, Monday to Friday) or by emailing communityrelations@A287roundabout.co.uk"

Ewshot Jubilee Weekend Celebrations

Thanks to a grant from Hart District Council Ewshot Parish Council and The Ewshot Village Show Committee were able to provide a fabulous afternoon tea for older members of the community on Friday 3 June to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. Thank you to Hart District Council,  the Windmill pub for providing the food and all the volunteers who helped to organise this event. 

For details of other events that took place over the Jubilee weekend please see the Ewshot Village Show website


Hampshire Rural Crime Partnership launched to tackle rural and wildlife crime

A new dedicated online platform allowing rural communities across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to report rural and wildlife crime has been launched by Hampshire Constabulary’s Country Watch team. The DISC platform which forms the Hampshire Rural Crime Partnership allows registered users to directly report incidents of crime, antisocial behaviour or intelligence directly to officers. The system, which was launched in early February this year, is aimed at those in rural communities and areas – including farmers, land owners, estates owners, game keepers and under keepers among others. It allows for a two-way conversation between local residents in rural areas and officers within the County Watch and local Neighbourhood Policing Teams; through direct reporting. While also giving officers direct contact to those communities and members, allowing them to communicate with them in regards to crime incidents and crime patterns and / or trends in those areas via regular crime and news updates. An instant messaging system in also in place, very much like WhatsApp, which means that messages about important or key incidents which are happening in a specific area can be broadcast to members for their awareness. accordingly. This method will replace the need for the rural community to call 101 or complete the online reporting form located on the Hampshire Constabulary website. To register your interest in using the DISC system, please email Police Staff Investigator Dan Fay -discapphrcp@hampshire.pnn.police.uk 

London to Southampton Pipeline

Esso Petroleum Company Limited are proposing to replace 90km of the underground aviation fuel pipeline that runs from the Fawley Refinery near Southampton to the West London Terminal storage facility in Hounslow. 

The current pipeline and the proposed route for the new pipeline will pass through the Village. For full details see the Project website.