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Scheme overview

Hampshire County Council is starting work on 7 August 2017 to construct a £10.6 million package of highway improvements to increase capacity and help reduce congestion on the A33 in Basingstoke, between the Ringway and Great Binfields Lane roundabouts.

Saturday, 01 July 2017 00:00

Summer 2017 Basingstoke Today

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Wednesday, 20 July 2016 13:31

Summer 2016 Basingstoke Today

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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:-
Reason for Order: The Council are satisfied that traffic on the following roads should be restricted or prohibited because works are being or are proposed to be executed on or near the road.
Effect of Order: All traffic will be prohibited from travelling along those roads listed below, as directed by traffic signs. The closure is to allow for drainage repairs, carriageway repairs and a new vehicular access.
1. Bottle Lane, Hartley Wespall – between Bylands Lane and Bar Lane (drainage and carriageway repairs)
2. Rotherwick Lane, Hartley Wespall – between the two junctions of Mill Lane (carriageway repairs)
3. West Street, Tadley – outside house number 55 (drainage repairs)
4. Holdrop Hill, Headley – outside Cherry Cottage (new vehicular access)
Duration of Order: The order will come into effect on 01 August 2016 for 1 Month. (Notwithstanding the above it is expected the closures will be for a maximum of 3 days each road)
Alternative Route:
1. Bar Lane, Malthouse Lane, A33 Basingstoke Road
2. Frog Lane, The Street, Reading Road, A33 Basingstoke Road
3. Pamber Heath Road, Silchester Road, Tadley Common Road
4. Union Lane, Ashford Hill Road, Common Road.
If you have any queries regarding the above please contact Rachel Clark on 0300 555 1388 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on behalf of Hampshire County Council.
On behalf of
Head of Law and Governance and Monitoring Officer
21 July 2016

Thursday, 09 June 2016 14:02

Local Plan Adopted

The 2011 - 2029 local plan has now been adopted. 

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 17:48

Notice of Referendum


Basingstoke and Deane voting area

Referendum on the United Kingdom’s

membership of the European Union

$11.    A referendum will be held on Thursday 23rd June 2016 to decide on the question below:

Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?

$12.    Applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at the Civic Offices, London Road, Basingstoke RG21 4AH by midnight on Tuesday 7th June 2016.

$13.    New applications for postal votes or amendments or cancellations of existing postal and proxy votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at the Civic Offices, London Road, Basingstoke RG21 4AHby 5 pm on Wednesday 8th June 2016.

$14.    New applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at the Civic Offices, London Road, Basingstoke RG21 4AH by 5 pm on Wednesday 15th June 2016.

$15.    Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this referendum applied for on the grounds of physical incapacity or for work/service reasons must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at the Civic Offices, London Road, Basingstoke RG21 4AH by 5 pm on Thursday 23rd June 2016.

The physical incapacity must have occurred after 5 pm on Wednesday 15th June 2016.  To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware that they cannot go to the polling station in person after 5 pm on Wednesday 15th June 2016.

Michael Lane elected for Hampshire Police area.

Michael George Lane - brief election statement

People in Hampshire & IoW should have confidence that their Police & Crime Commissioner is listening to their concerns and making sure they are reflected in police priorities. I will champion your priorities.

They should also expect someone with the skills and experience to create a Police & Crime Plan that enhances effective delivery at the front line of policing and maximises the impact for a safer Hampshire from a £300M budget. I know it is not just how much, but also how effectively resources are used. I will fight for the necessary resources and their most effective use in keeping us safe.

My focus will always be to keep you and your family safe. And I will seek to empower the Chief Constable and our police to do what they do best – prevent crime and catch criminals.

My priorities will include:
• Protecting and improving neighbourhood and front line policing
• Tackling domestic abuse, protecting the vulnerable
• Putting victims at the heart of the criminal justice system
• Addressing rural crime
• Seeking innovation that increases effectiveness & reduces bureaucracy
• Creating strong partnerships.

I have the skills for the job. A Commodore with 30 years’ experience in the Royal Navy – including running £100m+ projects; managing complex change programmes in tight financial times; and motivating teams of experienced personnel dedicated to the nation’s protection.

And from my time as a Borough Councillor, I know how to champion individuals and local communities; set strategic priorities; protect and sustain our values and society; and, most importantly, listen to residents.

I have the experience and the plan. Now I am asking for your support on 5th May to make Hampshire & IoW safer.

Prepared by Alan Scard on behalf of Michael Lane of GCA, 167 Stoke Road, Gosport, PO12 1SE

Contact details:

Michael Lane 4 PCC – Facebook

Monday, 09 May 2016 00:00

Local Borough Council Elections

Congratulations to Roger Gardiner. 

Pamber and Silchester

Electorate: 3661 | Turnout: (38.54%) | Spoiled votes: 17

Roger David
The Conservative Party Candidate 1091 ELECTED
Labour Party 303  
Monday, 14 March 2016 18:41

New Chief Constable


The Hampshire Police and Crime Panel has unanimously recommended the appointment of Olivia Pinkney to the position of Chief Constable of Hampshire Constabulary.

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