Hampshire County Council’s news-release on Snow and Ice

Keeping Hampshire moving through snow and ice

Since the start of 2019 the County Council’s winter fleet has spread more than 5,000 tonnes of salt to treat more than 40,000 miles of road, almost as far as driving twice around the Earth!

Hampshire Highways teams are on 24-hour standby, seven days a week, from 1 October right through until the end of April, to deal with winter conditions and ensure that Hampshire keeps moving, whatever the weather.The teams use detailed Hampshire-specific weather forecasts in combination with real time information from electronic roadside weather stations to make decisions about the best time to salt the roads, where to salt and how much salt to use. Forecast road surface and air temperatures, wind speed and direction, rainfall, and ice formation are all important factors in putting the winter fleet to work, which can sometimes be a round-the-clock operation.

Find out more

Waste Prevention Community Grant Fund

Waste Prevention Community Grant Fund

With the cost of dealing with Hampshire’s household waste now regularly topping the £100 million a year mark, Hampshire County Council is offering grants of up to £5,000 to help kick start or expand projects, products and services which prevent waste at home.

Grants will be awarded to projects that reduce or prevent ‘household waste’ – this is different to recycling as it involves taking action before a product or material becomes waste. Grant applications open on March 1, and interested groups are encouraged to discuss potential projects with the County Council’s team prior to applying. Please contact the team via email: waste.prevention@hants.gov.uk to arrange an informal discussion.

Find out more about the projects delivered with help from the 2018 Waste Prevention Community Grant Fund:

The Rubbish Monster Thing

The Furniture Helpline and Repair Cafe

18/02852/TREES – Decision: NO OBJECTION

T1 – English Oak – Reduce lateral spread by 3-4m and thin crown by 20%, T2 – Monterey Cypress – Reduce height by 3m and reduce sides by 1.5-2m, T3 and T4 – English Oak – Coronet cut ends of the stubs

Cherry Hill Braishfield Road Braishfield Romsey Hampshire SO51 0PR

Planning authority:  Test Valley Borough Council

Consultation expiry:  21/11/2018

View the full details on the planning authority website here

Braishfield Parish Council comment for the planning authority, as a consultee:  tvbc_1802852trees

Planning authority decision:  No objection

Proposed Diversion of Footpath 4

Under Section 119, Highways Act 1980, Hampshire Council have issued an Order for the diversion of part of Footpath 4, which may proceed as an “unopposed order” unless representations or objections are received by 30 November 2018.

The Order is here, including a map and details of where to send representations/objections:


Comment of Braishfield Parish Council:  PPO5114


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