NEW temporary speed limits are being proposed for the start of major roadworks at a new development on the edge of Alresford.
The county council wants to reduce limits to 40 and 50mph on roads close to the Sun Lane development including the A31, a new link road (currently unnamed) and Whitehill Lane, between Appledown Lane and the B3047 Bishop’s Sutton Road.
Any objections can be sent in writing to Hampshire County Council at Universal Services, The Castle, Winchester, SO23 8UD. 
They can be emailed to, quoting reference DL/C857 by Saturday April 27.
The Sun Lane development comprises 320 new homes, 3.4 hectares of employment land and 16.84 hectares of public open space, along with a new roundabout off the A31.

AVINGTON Park Golf Club is holding its annual charity quiz in aid of Cancer Research at the Winchester Club at 7pm on Friday April 19.
Teams of four most welcome to attend.

NEW Alresford Town Council is again asking for the public’s help as it prepares a neighbourhood plan which will set out the vision, objectives, and planning policies for many years to come.
The council says one of the key themes is employment and economic development.
It asks: “If you own or run a local business or shop in the town centre, we would very much like to hear from you.
“We would be very grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete the survey that asks several important questions which will help the advisory group and town council gain a better understanding.”
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A GRANT of £360 has been secured from Alresford Town Council for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE) for an enhanced hedgerow at Arlebury Park as a community planting project.
The grant will fund the hedging whips, the young shoots that make up the hedge.
Town council minutes record that training in planting can be provided to the council by CPRE. 
The hedge will be planted in the next planting season, from October.

THE Cheriton Players’ next show, Terry Pratchett’s Wyrd Sisters, from April 23-27 is close to selling out.
The group, founded in 1961, has released the current situation of ticket availability for the performances at the village hall:
As of Tuesday, the remaining tickets are Wednesday 24th, 16 (down from 22 last week);
Thursday 25th, one remaining;
Friday 26th, SOLD OUT;
Saturday 27th, two remaining.

A REMINDER that Ropley Horticultural Society’s next talk is ‘Summer Bulbs’ with Tim Woodland on Monday April 29.
It will be at Ropley Parish Hall, Vicarage Lane, Ropley, SO24 0DU at 7.45pm.
Parking is free. Guests £5 on the door includes refreshments, all welcome
Enquiries: Jill 01962 772425.

ADVANCE notice of a car boot sale in Avington on Sunday, April 28 from 9am to noon.
In aid of village community projects, it will be held in a field opposite the entrance to Avington Golf Course.
If using What3words: field.vies.suitcase.
There will be refreshments and stalls for plants and cakes. Lots of parking.
The charges are buyers £2, £10 per car boot, £15 for vans. Cash only.

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