by Jackie Porter on 11 May, 2018
The weather has warmed up at last!
But it was chilly for our third Dawn to Dusk Day on The Watercress Way- a 26 mile circular route based on the old railway lines in this area.
Events included a Dawn Chorus Walk, and a Flora and History Walk later in the day. You can see more about the purpose and progress of the charity on www.thewatercressway.org.uk.
If you’d like to know more, you can sign up to become a Friend of the Line to receive around 4 emails a year on progress. We welcome donations online too!
(I hold surgeries in Kings Worthy and Alresford and can visit you if those aren’t convenient)
The County Council owns many countryside areas and has been refurbishing some of the facilities. Apparently visitor numbers are all about the View, the Brew and the Loo!
Lepe is a particular favourite of ours and the new facilities (due to be open for the school holidays) are a great improvement. You can see more on www.hants.gov.uk/thingstodo
The County Council has just changed its policy on provision of transport to school for primary school children. The current school transport policy stands for 2018. However, if your child is due to start school in September 2019, this will affect you. If your child needs to use the school bus, the County Council will not be obliged to provide transport until the term after your child is 5: which is difficult for rural residents and a particular problem for ‘summer babies’. Please contact me if this concerns you and your family.
For those of you who use the Cart and Horses junction, you will be pleased to hear that the proposed 40mph speed limit has been advertised for implementation. Some progress at last!
Cllr. Jackie Porter, 01962 791054, email firstname.lastname@example.org,
text 07973 696 085, Twitter @JackieLibDem My website www.jackieporter.co.uk