Hampshire County Council is rolling out superfast broadband across the region.
It enables people to get internet speeds of 24Megabits per second or more – making streaming TV, working from home, online banking and shopping, and gaming a lot easier – to name just some of the benefits.
Currently it’s available to 95% of the region, and that number is on target to reach 97.4% by the end of 2019. However, many people don’t know whether they can get superfast broadband or not, or believe it is more expensive than their current package – which is not always the case.
Hampshire County Council’s role is to provide the infrastructure to enable as many people as possible to access superfast broadband (not to sell the service). We have a postcode checker that will tell you if its available where youlive, and what to do next if you want to find the right package for you. You can also register with us to be told when superfast broadband is coming to your area.
Use our postcode checker to find out if you can get superfast broadband now: www.hampshiresuperfastbroadband.com/myparish/
Highways England is progressing with an improvement scheme at M27 junctions in Southampton. You may recall that this scheme was presented at public consultation in autumn 2017.
The scheme will help to improve safety and journey time reliability, and support Southampton City Council’s efforts to improve local air quality and support regional and local economic growth.
Following careful consideration of all the responses and comments received, I am pleased to announce the preferred route for the scheme. It consists of improvements to Junction 8 and Windhover Roundabout to create capacity and reduce congestion by widening the slip roads, and also improvements to cycling, pedestrian and crossing facilities.
Details of the preferred route including technical reports relating to the selection process are available on our scheme webpage:
Brochures are also available at the following locations:
Pilands Wood Community Association - Pilands Wood Centre/Chamberlayne Rd, Southampton SO31 8DT
Hedge End 2000 Centre - 2000 Centre, St Johns Road, Hedge End, Southampton, SO30 4AF
Civic Centre, Gateway & City Library - Civic Centre, Southampton, SO14 7LY
Northam Community Centre - Kent St, Southampton, SO14 5SP
HighPoint Venue - Bursledon Rd, Thornhill, Southampton, SO19 8BR
Bitterne Library - Bitterne Rd E, Southampton, SO18 5EG
Cobbett Hub & Library - Cobbett Rd, Southampton, SO18 1HL
Following the announcement of the preferred route, we will carry out surveys and investigations to allow us to design the scheme in more detail ahead of a further round of public engagement later this year.
If you have any queries regarding the M27 Southampton junctions scheme, please speak to our customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000 or email us at M27SouthamptonJunctions@highwaysengland.co.uk.
M27 Southampton Junctions Improvements Scheme
Highways England | Bridge House | 1 Walnut Tree Close| Guildford | GU1 4LZ
Please be advised that details of a recently implemented traffic order for Hound Road, Netley are now available on the Eastleigh Borough Council’s website:
This order was originally The Borough of Eastleigh (Hound Road, Netley) Experimental Order 2017 but has been made permanent and may be cited as The Borough of Eastleigh (Hound Road, Netley) (Parking Restrictions) Order 2019.
The order comes into effect on 1 March 2019.
Ahead of the Community Engagement Meeting on Monday 11th February where the Community Governance Review conducted in 2018 and its impacts upon Hound Parish Council and its Parishioners will be discussed, Hound Parish Council have put together a video which takes you through the process.
Please click on the link to watch the video - https://youtu.be/Xn7wK_5mhq0
Hound Parish Council News Blog.