Eldon Lane, Temporary Closure

We have received the following Notice from Test Valley Borough Council:



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN under Section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 that The Borough Council of Test Valley as agent for Hampshire County Council (being the Traffic Authority), owing to works in connection with urgent telecommunication repairs considers that the closure to the road as specified below should come into force without delay:-


ROAD TO BE CLOSED: Part of Eldon Road Braishfield from a point north of Wood Farm, 880 metres north of the junction with Paynes Hay Road to a point 150 metres further north.


ALTERNATIVE ROUTES: From the northern end of the closure, north on Eldon Road, southeast on Furzedown/Kings Somborne Road, south on Braishfield Road, southwest on Paynes Hay Road and north on Eldon Road to the southern end of closure and on the same roads in the opposite direction.


PERIOD OF ORDER: From 18 June 2018 for a period of twenty one days or until completion of the works whichever is sooner.


DURATION OF WORKS: notwithstanding the above it is expected that the closure will be required for no longer than two days staring from 18 June 2018 between 09:30 and 15:30 each day.


Reasonable access to adjoining properties would be available while the work is being carried out. If you have any queries regarding the diversion or works, please contact Steve Wheller on behalf of A-plant, telephone 03700 500 792.  For all other enquiries please contact Mayur Patel, telephone 01264 368727 on behalf of the Head of Estates and Economic Development Service.


Dated:   13 June 2018


Signed  K. Dunn

Head of Legal & Democratic Service

Test Valley Borough Council

Beech Hurst, Weyhill Road

Andover, Hampshire  SP10 3AJ

View the map of the proposed works here:  228-S004890 CAD

Notice from Test Valley Borough Council: Re-adoption of Part II Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976

This notice dated 14 February 2018 (20180214_Part11LGAmisc-prov-Act1976) concerns the readoption of the provisions of Part  II Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 by Test Valley Borough Council.  Part II of the 1976 Act contains provision in relation to the licensing of private hire and hackney carriage vehicles, drivers and operators (taxis and minicabs).

Winter weather update from Hampshire County Council

Please see the message below from Hampshire County Council:

Dear Members,


With weather forecasts warning of some of the coldest weather in recent years, with sub zero temperatures across the county, and snow showers likely, at least in the East and North of Hampshire early next week,  I thought you would welcome an update on our highways preparations.


Despite much more frequent salting already this winter due to frosts, our salt barns have good stocks of around 13,000 tonnes, with further deliveries due next week.  All of the 3000 or so community salt bins are full, and we have issued communications advising how to make best use of these bins – i.e. a little salt goes a long way – as we expect the cold spell to be prolonged and we may not be able to replenish these bins immediately if we are dealing with snow and ice on the main road network.  The main road (Priority 1) network has already been treated several times, and teams will be out continuously over the weekend.  These ‘Priority one’ routes cover approximately one third of the county road network but carry the majority of Hampshire’s traffic; covering A roads, some B roads, major bus routes, roads to hospitals and other key emergency hubs, large schools and colleges, areas of high traffic concentration and public transport interchanges. The new winter vehicles can be quickly fitted with snow ploughs and they are equipped with the latest GPS technology to make sure salting operations are as efficient as possible. Gritters will start on the Priority 2 network on Sunday to ensure these roads, including single accesses to villages, are treated ahead of any forecast snow.  Early Monday morning, crews will set out to treat Hampshire’s community routes in the North and East of the county, which include minor roads to smaller schools and GPs surgeries.


We have alerted the 100+ volunteer farmers we are able to call on to be ready to fit County Council snow ploughs (stored on the farms) to their tractors to carryout any local snow ploughing which may be needed, in addition to our work on the main routes.  We are also deploying salt wicks, which are similar to sandbags – but designed to increase salinity in known areas of water seepage onto the highway.  These ensure that any water running off fields and onto the roads is salty, and helps put salt onto the roads as well, ahead of the forecast freeze.  It is also worth remembering that salt begins to lose its effectiveness when temperatures dip below -5C, and it is likely that we will see some very cold overnight temperatures in the next week or two, according to the forecast.  We are advising all road users to be prepared before setting out on journeys and to take extra care as a result of the likely weather conditions.


We are also working with colleagues in the district councils to ensure town high streets and precincts are treated as necessary , and we have already supplied salt to a number of district councils for them to use to treat footways and pedestrian areas.  I will provide you with another update early next week, when we hope to have greater certainty on the detailed weather patterns we can expect during the forecast very cold spell.


Stuart Jarvis 
Director of Economy, Transport and Environment