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CLLR ELAINE STILL - Chineham Library Reopening

Published: 14 Jun 21

An update report, originally published on the Chineham Chat page.

BASINGSTOKE & DEANE BC - Local Green Space status considered for Broadhurst Grove and Saxon Way

Published: 3 Jun 21

Areas of communal space at Broadhurst Grove and Saxon Way, in Basingstoke, are to be considered for Local Green Space designation, as part of the council’s Basingstoke and Deane Local Plan update.

BASINGSTOKE & DEANE BC - Milkingpen Lane Parking Restrictions

Published: 26 May 21

To introduce a no waiting at any time restriction on those lengths of road in Manor Lane, Milkingpen Lane, Church Lane, Fraser Close, Cromwell Close, Byfleet Avenue and Park Lane, Old Basing which are further detailed in the plans annexed to the Order (references BG50, BG51 and BG52)

HAMPSHIRE CONSTABULARY - Month Long Crackdown on Drivers Not Wearing Seatbelts is Launched

Published: 25 May 21

From Monday, 24th May until Sunday, 13th June 2021, the Joint Operations Unit (JOU) of Hampshire Constabulary and Thames Valley Police will be supporting the National Police Chiefs' Council seatbelt campaign.

BASINGSTOKE & DEANE BC - Don't be a Tosser

Published: 17 May 21

Keep it clean and #DontBeATosser People in the borough are being encouraged to keep it clean while out and about taking exercise or enjoying a takeaway drink or bite to eat this spring.

BASINGSTOKE & DEANE BC - Three borough parks open new facilities for family fun

Published: 4 May 21

Three popular borough parks are now back in action for family fun following major improvements by the borough council.

PARISH COUNCIL - Annual Parish Meeting

Published: 21 Apr 21

The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Monday 26th April 2021 and NOT Monday 17th May 2021 as previously stated.

BASINGSTOKE & DEANE BC - Overnight Car Park Closures

Published: 22 Mar 21

Overnight car park closures to tackle antisocial behaviour in borough’s beauty spots

BASINGSTOKE & DEANE BC - Spring ahead by signing up for garden waste service

Published: 11 Mar 21

Spring is the perfect time to sign up to the Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s garden waste collection service. As green-fingered residents get back into their gardens, the council’s cost-effective and convenient service will collect your garden waste every fortnight from your home.

HIGHWAYS ENGLAND - M3 Northbound Junction 6 – 5 Resurfacing

Published: 3 Mar 21

Resurfacing works to the M3 northbound on slip at junction 6 and lane 1 between junctions 6-5 on 5th to 18th March.

HAMPSHIRE COUNTRYSIDE - Temporary Closure of Old Basing & Lychpit Footpath 20

Published: 2 Mar 21

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OLD BASING AND LYCHPIT FOOTPATH 20

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL - Footpath 7

Published: 23 Feb 21

Extension of Closure of Old Basing & Lychpit Footpath 7, running near to the Veolia Sewerage Works on Whitmarsh Lane.

HAMPSHIRE HIGHWAYS - B969 Binfields Farm Lane, Chineham - Footpath Improvement Works

Published: 16 Feb 21

Information regarding upcoming footway improvement works on a section of footway adjacent to Great Binfields Primary School between Binfields Farm Lane and Pyotts Copse.

HAMPSHIRE HIGHWAYS - The Street

Published: 16 Feb 21

1st March 2021 - From Burtons Gardens to Church Lane, along The Street.

BASINGSTOKE & DEANE BC - May elections update

Published: 8 Feb 21

Elections this year will take place on Thursday 6 May, the Government has confirmed, and will see residents in Basingstoke and Deane voting on who will represent them on the borough council, county council and, possibly, their parish council and as Police and Crime Commissioner.

BASINGSTOKE & DEANE BC - Survey on community facilities - WE NEED YOUR HELP

Published: 4 Feb 21

Work is under way to update the council’s Community, Leisure and Recreation Needs Assessment. The assessment will form a framework for establishing the borough’s future approach to open space, sport and recreation which is key to the healthy communities across the borough as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

BASINGSTOKE & DEANE BC - Vaccination Information

Published: 2 Feb 21

NHS teams across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight continue to work at pace to deliver the COVID-19 vaccination programme to those in our communities who are most at risk. A huge thank you to all colleagues who are working together to support local delivery of the programme.

BASINGSTOKE & DEANE BC - Extension to Conservation Area Designation

Published: 28 Jan 21

NOTICE OF EXTENSION TO CONSERVATION AREA DESIGNATION: OLD BASING CONSERVATION AREA (PLANNING (LISTED BUILDINGS AND CONSERVATION AREAS) ACT 1990 – SECTIONS 69 & 70) and ADOPTION OF THE OLD BASING CONSERVATION AREA APPRASIAL AND MANAGEMENT PLAN SUPPLEMENTARY PLANNING DOCUMENT

HAMPSHIRE HIGHWAYS - Milkingpen Lane Bridge

Published: 27 Jan 21

Hampshire Highways will shortly be returning to continue to cleanse and trace the previously inaccessible drainage system following the recent improvement works on Milkingpen Lane, Old Basing.

BASINGSTOKE & DEANE BC - Vaccination Information

Published: 25 Jan 21

The NHS has provided a new briefing on the vaccination programme in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Officers are continuing to support local NHS partners to coordinate new vaccination sites across the borough.

Walks in Hampshire

Published: 18 Jan 21

Are you fed-up with doing the same old walks?

HAMPSHIRE HIGHWAYS - The Street Railway Bridge

Published: 18 Jan 21

Road Closure Due to Bridge Examination of Railway Bridge on The Street, Old Basing.

NHS - An open letter

Published: 18 Jan 21

HAMPSHIRE CONSTABULARY - Covid-19 Restrictions

Published: 7 Jan 21

Message from Assistant Chief Constable Maggie Blyth Following the Re-Introduction of National Health Restrictions 06/01/2021

HM GOVERNMENT - New Restrictions - TIER 4

Published: 26 Dec 20

The Government has announced that from today, Saturday 26 December, Basingstoke and Deane will be in Tier 4: stay at home restrictions.

HAMPSHIRE HIGHWAYS - Milkingpen Lane Bridge

Published: 21 Dec 20

Hampshire Highways has informed us that the investigative work scheduled to be carried out on the drains under Milkingpen Lane Bridge has been postponed. We have not yet been advised of a new date for the work.

PARISH COUNCIL - New Swing Swang Lane Development

Published: 16 Dec 20

Redrow Homes present the Reserved Matters proposal for the construction of 100 houses at Land at Swing Swang Lane, Basingstoke. The application is submitted following approval of outline application 17/02846/OUT.

HAMPSHIRE HIGHWAYS - Milkingpen Lane Bridge

Published: 9 Dec 20

As part of Operation Resilience, Hampshire County Council’s programme to make Hampshire’s roads more resilient to the effects of extreme weather and heavy traffic, this letter is to advise we will shortly be returning to cleanse and trace the previously inaccessible drainage system following the recent improvement works on Milkingpen Lane, Old Basing.

BASINGSTOKE & DEANE BC - Milkingpen Lane Parking Restrictions

Published: 3 Dec 20

The Parish Council has long been pressing for parking restrictions along Milkingpen Lane and adjacent areas before a serious accident happens due to the congestion during school drop-off and pick-up times. Our County and Borough Councillors have also backed this and helped in persuading the Borough Council to take action. Many residents may already have seen the traffic order and proposal advertised from 4 December and residents most closely affected should have been contacted direct.

BASINGSTOKE & DEANE POLICE

Published: 30 Nov 20

Updates from Basingstoke Police, including a Crime Prevention Bulleting.

HAMPSHIRE HIGHWAYS - Swing Swang Lane Bridge

Published: 24 Nov 20

Notice is hereby given that Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council pursuant to arrangements made under Section 101 of the Local Government Act 1972 with Hampshire County Council in exercise of the powers of the said County Council and in exercise of the powers under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (“the Act”), and of all other enabling powers, proposes to make the following Order.

HAMPSHIRE HIGHWAYS - The Street Railway Bridge

Published: 16 Nov 20

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, pursuant to arrangements made under Section 101 of the Local Government Act 1972 with Hampshire County Council, in exercise of the powers of the said County Council under Section 14(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 considers that the closure specified below should come into force.

CHINEHAM PARISH COUNCIL - Post Office Survey

Published: 11 Nov 20

There is currently no Post Office provision in Chineham. We would like to get your views on a possible future Post Office in the Chineham Centre, what services you would use and how frequently.

NHS - New Winter Assessment Centre

Published: 27 Oct 20

A Covid-19 Winter Assessment Centre will open at the Health Centre in Old Basing from 2 November

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL - New Covid-19 Testing Sites

Published: 27 Oct 20

Hampshire County Council has announced the opening of 5 new testing sites across Hampshire

NHS - New Winter Assessment Centre

Published: 27 Oct 20

A letter from the Old Basing Centre has been sent to residents living close to the Health Centre advising them of the temporary change of use.

BASINGSTOKE & DEANE BC - Swing Swang Lane Development

Published: 13 Oct 20

Some excavation and exploration works will be carried out to the development land located between Swing Swang Lane and Basing Road.

HAMPSHIRE HIGHWAYS - Byfleet Avenue, Old Basing – Footway Improvement Works

Published: 7 Oct 20

As part of Operation Resilience, Hampshire County Council’s programme to make Hampshire’s roads more resilient to the effects of extreme weather and heavy traffic, this notice is to advise of upcoming footway improvement works on Byfleet Avenue, from Linden Avenue to the A30 London Road.

HAMPSHIRE HIGHWAYS - B976 - Bartons Lane, Old Basing – Carriageway Resurfacing - Works Notification

Published: 6 Oct 20

As part of Operation Resilience, Hampshire County Council’s programme to make Hampshire’s roads more resilient to the effects of extreme weather and heavy traffic, this notice is to advise of upcoming carriageway resurfacing works on Bartons Lane, between Great Binfields Road and the bend into Pyotts Hill.

BASINGSTOKE & DEANE BC - Local Plan Update Issues and Options Consultation

Published: 29 Sep 20

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council has a Local Plan to guide development in the borough. This was adopted in 2016 and covers the period 2011 to 2029. The plan covers all types of development, from housing to employment, schools, roads, parks, shops and community facilities.

BASINGSTOKE & DEANE BC - Updated Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan for Old Basing

Published: 21 Sep 20

The Old Basing Conservation Area, which is designated to protect the architectural and historic interest of the village, has been in place since 1973. From time to time it is important to review appraisals of conservation areas, and Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council has a duty to do so.

PARISH COUNCIL - Old Basing Tennis Club Court Reopens

Published: 14 Sep 20

The Old Basing Tennis Club's public court is now reopen for use - with a new bookings system.

Green light for eco-friendly living

Published: 9 Sep 20

Basingstoke Green Week returns this month showcasing environmentally-friendly living in the borough. Green Week is organised by local volunteers and supported by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.

Hampshire Perspectives - a new Peoples Forum

Published: 9 Sep 20

Hampshire County Council are inviting the public to join a new forum to help the country get 'back on its feet' after the Coronavirus Pandemic.

COUNCILLOR VACANCY

Published: 7 Sep 20

Following the resignation of former Vice-chairman, Mark Oszczyk, there is a vacancy for a Councillor to represent Old Basing which, if no election is requested, will be filled by co-option. Anyone interested should email the Clerk.

B847 – Milkingpen Lane, Old Basing – Drainage Improvements

Published: 7 Sep 20

Hampshire Highways will shortly be returning to resurface the approaches to the railway bridge following the drainage improvement works on Milkingpen Lane, Old Basing.

Have your say on plans to stamp out dog fouling

Published: 19 Aug 20

People are being asked to give their views on the council’s plans to get tougher on dog owners who don’t clear up after their dog.

PROPOSED ROADWORKS ALONG THE STREET, OLD BASING

Published: 18 Aug 20

Some residents have expressed concern regarding the closure of The Street from 24 August for carriageway patching works at a time when Milkingpen Lane remains closed due to the ongoing drainage works.

CHINEHAM POST OFFICE

Published: 10 Aug 20

The Post Office has issued an update on the temporary closure of the Post Office at the Chineham Shopping Centre

Weekly waste collections to resume mid-August

Published: 28 Jul 20

Weekly waste collections in Basingstoke and Deane are set to resume from Monday 17 August as staffing for the bin collection service stabilises during the pandemic.

Utility Networks Partnership - Priority Register

Published: 7 Jul 20

If you or any of your family or friends need a little extra help due to particular health issues, please make sure you’re signed up to your utility company's Priority Services Register.

Reopening of Old Basing Facilities

Published: 3 Jul 20

In accordance with Government guidelines, Old Basing's play areas and MUGA will reopen this weekend.

Small businesses encouraged to apply for grant support

Published: 30 Jun 20

Funding support for small and micro businesses not eligible for other government funding will be available from the council from Monday.

Catalytic Converter Thefts - A Message from Basingstoke Police

Published: 23 Jun 20

Basingstoke police have received multiple reports in recent weeks that catalytic converters are being stolen from people’s cars in the Basingstoke area. As part of efforts to help tackle this spate of thefts we would like to share some important crime prevention advice with you, so that you have a better awareness of how you may protect your belongings

COUNCILLOR VACANCY

Published: 15 Jun 20

The Parish Council has a vacancy for a Lychpit Councillor which, if no by-election is required, we will be seeking to fill by co-option.

No 55 Bus - Resumption of Service

Published: 12 Jun 20

The above route will begin a phased return to a more normal service from Monday 15 June. It will operate twice per day for the full 5 days still using the booking system introduced in response to the pandemic. This is to ensure social distancing guidelines can be adhered to as the buses used are 16 - 25 seaters and not all seats will be able to be used. It is felt that by regulating demand in this way those that need to use the service still can. If demand gets too high this approach will be reviewed.

Annual Audit 2019/20

Published: 10 Jun 20

Notice for Publication of the Parish Council's annual audit of accounts for the Year 2019/2020.

Household Waste Recycling Centre bookings

Published: 10 Jun 20

The new system for residents to book slots at Hampshire County Council’s household waste recycling centre (HWRC) at Wade Road will go live on Thursday 11 June.

Launch of booking system to reduce traffic queues at Hampshire’s HWRCs

Published: 9 Jun 20

A new system for residents to book slots at a Hampshire Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) will begin on Monday 15 June 2020. Only residents who have made a booking will be able to access the sites from this date onwards

B918 – A30 London Road, Old Basing – Carriageway Resurfacing

Published: 3 Jun 20

Following previous carriageway resurfacing works on the A30 London Road from Park Lane to Byfleet Avenue, unfortunately, a section of the new carriageway surface has been found to be defective and needs to be repaired.

Public Tennis Court Closure

Published: 3 Jun 20

Old Basing Recreation Ground - Public Tennis Court Closure

Grass cutting during the pandemic

Published: 2 Jun 20

Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council's grass cutting during the pandemic

Burglary Prevention Advice - Residents Reminded To Remain Vigilant

Published: 2 Jun 20

A message from Hampshire Constabulary

Together we can make a big difference

Published: 2 Jun 20

A message from South East Water

Milkingpen Lane - Drainage Improvement Works

Published: 20 May 20

The long-awaited drainage works under the Milkingpen Lane bridge are due to start on 1st June 2020

Watch Out! Burglars About!

Published: 5 May 20

Please remember to keep your sheds and outbuildings locked and secure, as a recent spate of burglaries has occurred in the area

Citizens Advice Basingstoke Update

Published: 29 Apr 20

Citizens Advice Basingstoke continuing to support residents

Covid-19 Scam Awareness

Published: 29 Apr 20

Criminals are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to defraud people. Please be aware of these scams.

Help for People in Need Who Have to Stay at Home

Published: 21 Apr 20

During the coronavirus outbreak, many people have been told to self-isolate at home as they have medical conditions that could put them at risk or are over 70.

Temporary Reduction in Bin Collection Frequency

Published: 21 Apr 20

From Monday 20 April, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, working with Serco, will be temporarily reducing the frequency that grey waste bins are collected to protect bin crews and sustain a reliable collection service during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Important Notice - Community Transport Service No: 55

Published: 8 Apr 20

Temporary adjustment to the Route 55 Basingstoke Community Transport service (BCT).

BVAction Community Hubs

Published: 7 Apr 20

Over 1,500 volunteer to help those at risk stay safe during Covid-19 outbreak

Coronavirus Scams

Published: 7 Apr 20

Please be aware of any unusual requests for your personal information

Council tax support available during COVID-19 outbreak

Published: 31 Mar 20

Support measures are being put in place by the council for residents who may struggle to pay their council tax as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Parish Allotments

Published: 24 Mar 20

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – ALLOTMENTS The following is based on Government advice issued on 24 March 2020 and may change at short notice as the situation worsens:

Covid-19 Crisis STREET CHAMPIONS

Published: 24 Mar 20

A list of village 'Street Champions' providing a contact point for support and assistance to anyone in need during the Covid-19 crisis.

Register your car for refuse tips

Published: 9 Jan 20

Hampshire residents will need to register their cars to access the county's Household Waste Recycling Centres