The agenda for the February meeting of the Full Parish Council has been published at Full Parish Council Agendas
The meeting takes place on 22nd February 2024 at 7.30pm in the Gilbert Room at the Parish Hall.
Hampshire County Council’s contractors are due to build an improved crossing point facility where the current footway crossing point meets Finches Lane from School Road. This work has been programmed in for week commencing Monday 12th February 2024.
All work will be undertaken between 08.00 hours and 16:00 hours, to minimise disruption. No works are expected to take place over the weekend.
However, for the safety of the contractors and the public, it will be necessary for the contractors to close the road for 24hrs a day throughout the duration of these works. It is anticipated that the works will take one week to complete. During this time, access to properties and businesses will be maintained.
Please note that these works are weather dependent so may be delayed if there is a period of inclement weather. When possible any significant changes to the scheduled date will be made clear on the yellow sign boards located at the works limits.
The details of the work to be carried out can be view on the Parish Council’s website at twyfordhants.org.uk/finches-lane/
Following a tendering exercise by Hampshire County Council, there will be changes to services E1 and E2 which run between Winchester and Eastleigh from Monday 30th October.
The existing service numbers (E1 and E2) will no longer be used, and instead a new Service 61 will run.
Most journeys will follow the existing E1 route between Winchester and Allbrook but will then run direct into and out of Eastleigh along the existing E2 route via Twyford Road. Some peak journeys will continue to serve the existing E1 route through Broadlands Avenue and Shakespeare Road at Boyatt Wood.
The Parish Council has recently started work to remove a dozen or so English elm trees from alongside Berry Lane, which have sadly succumbed to the disease Ophiostoma novo-ulmi, more widely known as Dutch elm disease. The largest of the dead trees is about 25 years old.
The felling work is being carried out by volunteers from the Council’s Parish Farm committee, who look after the land at Berry Meadow, The Meads and Twyford’s part of Compton Lock. The work to the trees has required removal of some of the understorey (ivy, clematis, bramble and nettle) and is about two thirds complete. This has also opened up light to some shrubs and self sown trees, which will allow them to thrive. Once the ground was cleared it was discovered that some of it has been built up from hardcore, old fencing, and chicken wire trodden into the tangle of bricks and bramble roots. The wire is being cut up and removed.
This work has opened up the full extent of the width of this popular walking route towards the River Itchen. The Council is also exploring whether it can make improvements to the surface of the lane which has been eroded due to heavy rain runoff.