Collections for Ukrainian refugees
For those wishing to donate items to the collection for Ukrainian refugees in Poland being coordinated by the Southampton Polish Club, there will be a local collection point in the Hursley Parish Hall on Saturday 5th March between 10 and 12.
The appeal is asking specifically for donations of the following:
- Toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothpaste/brushes
- Bandages / plasters
- Baby food (jars, sachets with long date)
- Nappies / Wet wipes
- Feminine sanitary products
- Food (non-perishable or long life)
- Sleeping bags
- Thermal blankets
- Thermal underwear
- Warm hats
- Chemical heaters (guessing all the small camping stuff to keep individuals warm without needing electricity / external power source)
- Portable power generators / stations
- Outdoor LED lighting
- Camp beds
- Tent heaters
At the moment they are not asking for clothes but this may change later.
If you have any spare cardboard boxes, could you please bring them along to the hall with donations?
We will be delivering the donations to the Polish Club the following week and we may well have further collection dates.
David Killeen BEM
email@example.com - 07834 128494
The Returning Officer of Winchester City Council has confirmed that a by-election to fill the current vacancy has not been called and the Parish Council may now fill this vacancy by co-option.
To qualify, a person must be a British/Commonwealth/EU citizen, aged 18 years and an elector; must reside in, or within 3 miles of, the Otterbourne Parish boundary or occupy as owner or tenant any land or premises therein, or have their principal or only place of work there; and must not be disqualified from holding office as a Councillor.
If you are interested in serving as a Councillor, please contact the Parish Clerk.
The final date for applications to be received is 4 March 2022
Councillors will consider submissions at their meeting on 15 March 2022.
WHAT THE PARISH COUNCIL DOES
The Parish Council is responsible for spending £40,000
of your Council Tax each year.
It influences and makes decisions about many aspects of village life including:
Play Areas, Recreation Grounds, Open Spaces and the Common,
Footpaths and Pavements, Street Lighting, Bus Shelters, Conservation,
Strategic Planning and Local Applications, Aircraft Noise
and many other matters.
WORKING AS A COUNILLOR
There are seven Council Meetings per year, each lasting for 2 - 2½ hours
which are always on the third Tuesday evening of the month.
In addition, there is either a Committee Meeting or Working Party
in those months when there is no full Council meeting.
Councillors all want to take part in their village, to make improvements
and ensure it remains a safe and pleasant place in which to live.
Mrs Julie Ayre, Parish Clerk
Otterbourne Parish Council, PO Box, 663 Winchester SO23 3PB
Tel: 01962 775481
M3 junctions 9 to 14 - update
Update M3 between junctions 9 and 14.
Last month the Government published its response to the Transport Select Committee’s inquiry into the roll out and safety of smart motorways.
That response included a commitment to pause the rollout of future all lane running (ALR) smart motorway schemes until a full five years’ worth of safety and economic data is available from upgrades delivered before 2020.
The M3 junctions 9 to 14 upgrade is one of the schemes being paused.
During the pause, we will continue to make sure all existing ALR smart motorways are equipped with best-in-class technology and resources and are as safe as they can possibly be.
In terms of the junction 9-14 stretch of the M3, we intend to upgrade the existing central reservation barrier from steel to concrete, which will deliver safety benefits. This is the only work we’ll be doing as the rest of the upgrade is subject to the pause.
Last year we started early preparatory work on the junction 9-14 stretch and that work is still needed before we can start on just the barrier upgrade.
So, from 7 February we’ll be resuming the preparation work, which’ll involve minor verge, drainage, and cabling work. These activities are all essential because traffic will be using the existing hard shoulder while we work in the central reservation.
If you have any questions about the M3 junction 9 to 14 project, please contact National Highways by:
For your information, I have also enclosed a PDF copy of this email.
You can also find out more about National Highways by visiting our website at: https://nationalhighways.co.uk/