April Parish Magazine

The April edition has been printed but the safe distribution is not easy to achieve and stay within the Government guidelines regarding our movements at this time.

The boxes of magazines have been delivered and remained outside in a car-port for 48 hours thereby hopefully allowing any virus present to be destroyed: subsequent distribution cannot be safely achieved by asking distributors to hand deliver all copies…..so we have decided to place all copies in the bus shelter (Monday March 30th) alongside what was the Black Swan car park where individuals (ie those who have already paid the annual subscription fee)  can collect their own copy and get some exercise in doing so!

 

Parish Council

Monxton Parish Council & Corona Virus

There will be no Parish Council meetings until government advice allows these to take place. Councillors will continue to respond to issues where they can. If you need help or advice please contact the Parish Clerk Heather Bourner on  01264 773976 or by e-mail heather.bourner@googlemail.com

Use of HCC waste recycling centres

A Reminder to Register your vehicle for ongoing free access to Hampshire’s HWRCs

Nearly 300,000 vehicles have already registered online, ahead of the launch of a new system on 1 April 2020 by the County Council – giving Hampshire residents continued, automatic free access to Hampshire Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs).

The new system will use Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) and will ensure continued free access for residents to any of Hampshire’s 24 HWRCs to dispose of household waste. Access for non-Hampshire residents (excluding Dorset Council residents) will be for a fee of £5 per visit.

Once Hampshire residents have registered, they will see no change when they next visit a Hampshire HWRC. The system is being brought in to provide effective and environmentally practicable options for those who live close to Hampshire’s borders to continue to access the HWRCs, but in a way that is fairer to residents who pay for the cost of the service through their council tax.

Register online: https://www.hants.gov.uk/vehicle-registration-hwrc

Coronavirus Support Network

In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, we have set up a network of local volunteers to ensure that Monxton residents who are self-isolating can access practical and moral support where needed.
We can help with:
• Picking up urgent supplies e.g. from the chemist or Abbots Ann village shop
• Posting parcels
• A friendly phone call

So please see the leaflet here (Monxton Village Coronavirus Support ) which will arrive in your letterbox in the next day or so, plus a map of Monxton with “zones”, each of which will ideally be covered by 2 volunteers.


Flood Warning

This is an update from the Environment Agency.

Flood Alert in force: Groundwater flooding in villages surrounding Andover.

Flooding is possible for: Communities at risk of groundwater flooding surrounding Andover, including Weyhill Bottom, Kimpton, Amport and Monxton.

Be prepared.

Groundwater levels are high and rising. From 13/02/2020 to 17/02/2020, 71mm of rain was recorded at Andover.  In the next few days there will be groundwater emergence into Deacon and Down Road, Kimpton. The sewage networks may be affected in all the villages. Over the next 5 days, small amounts of rain are forecast each day (except on Friday 21/02/2020, which should remain dry). The groundwater level will continue to rise for at least the next 12 days. We continue to monitor the forecast. If you use pumps to help reduce water levels, please ensure they can operate. This Flood Alert will be updated by Tuesday 25/02/2020.

To check the latest information for your area

* Visit the GOV.UK website to see the current flood warnings, view river and sea levels or check the 5-day flood risk forecast: https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/target-area/065FAG003

* Or call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 using quickdial code: 216002.

 

 

Flood Warning

This is an update from the Environment Agency.  

Flood Alert in force: Groundwater flooding in villages surrounding Andover.

Communities at risk of groundwater flooding surrounding Andover, including Weyhill Bottom, Kimpton, Amport and Monxton.

Be prepared.

Groundwater levels in all the villages surrounding Andover are very high, with levels still rising slowly in response to a small amount of rainfall recorded last Sunday (02/02/2020). Until Saturday evening, the weather is dry. Storm Ciara then affects the UK. From Saturday (08/02/2020) to Monday (10/02/2020) 15mm to 30mm of rain is expected. Whilst Tuesday is currently forecast to be dry, the weather may remain unsettled later in the week. We expect groundwater levels will continue to rise over the next 7 to 10 days. This Flood Alert will be updated by Friday 14/02/2020.