Local Issues

18 Aug

WICOR RECREATION GROUND CLEAN-UP COSTS REVEALED

I can confirm that the cost to the Council for cleaning up after travellers at Wicor Rec was approximately £3,300. This included staff and vehicle deployment, portable toilet costs, waste disposal costs and the replacement of two broken locks. 1.5 days were spent cleaning up the site, with 12 tonnes of waste removed. In addition the Enforcement team spent the equivalent of 1 officer for 2 days dealing with the issue and our application to the court cost £355
Going forward Streetscene has installed a filled skip at the site entrance as a temporary measure whilst we arrange for lock protection to be installed on the gates to make it much harder to break the locks off in future. When the lock protection is in place the skip will be removed to allow all usual maintenance operations of the site to continue.
The Council’s operatives were faced with the most appalling task cleaning up after this incursion. It is regrettable that these people choose to behave in such a thoroughly disgusting fashion which included spreading their excrement across our public open space. I am pleased for the sake of local residents that we achieved their removal within just 3 working days. The sooner the government changes the law to make trespass a criminal offence the better as the law is currently an ass – trespass is a criminal offence in the Palace of Westminster but not here in Fareham.
16 Aug

M27 SMART MOTORWAY WORKS UPDATE

Following the recent traffic management switch from the central reservation to the verge area, Highways England will now be installing gantries between junction 4 and junction 11. This work will take place overnight between 8.00pm and 6.00am the following morning throughout August until 15 December 2020. Each gantry is scheduled to be installed within one shift, allowing operatives to regularly move throughout the scheme installing gantries as they go. However, there may be a requirement for one to two nights work owing to requirements.
15 Aug

VJ Day Commemoration

The Mayor of Fareham, Cllr Pamela Bryant, and the Executive Leader, Cllr Seán Woodward, raising the official commemorative flag at the air traffic control tower at Solent Airport.