Ride & Stride 9 September

More than 30 Counties throughout England (and more recently Wales) are involved in the sponsored Ride and Stride.

This takes place on the second Saturday of September between 10am and 6pm.

This year the date is 9th September 2017

You can cycle, walk, run, or ride to raise money for the region’s historic churches and chapels of all denominations. Participants seek sponsorship to visit as many churches on the yearly list as they wish. They plan their own route and set their own speed. The money raised by each participant is equally divided between the historic churches trust in their region and the church of their choice.

This year David Baugh will be cycling to raise money for our local church, St Mary’s Monxton.

Please support St Mary’s by sponsoring David by telephone on 710641 or via https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/david-baugh.

A303 closures

Due to issues encountered on site, we were unable to install all the varioguard barrier through the narrow lanes currently in place on the A303 east and westbound carriageways near Andover and Thruxton.

To allow the final sections this barrier to be installed, we will be closing the A303 overnight (between 10pm and 6am) as follows:

  • Monday 21 August – Eastbound closure from A338 Parkhouse Cross to A342 Monxton/Hundred Acre
  • Tuesday 22 August – Westbound closures from A342 Monxton/Hundred Acre to A338 Parkhouse Cross
  • Wednesday 23 August – Westbound closure from A3093 Picket Twenty to A3057 Winchester Road
  • Thursday 24 August – Eastbound closure from A342 Monxton/Hundred Acre to A3093 Picket Twenty

Clearly-signed diversions will be in place.

Confirmed dates for these closures will be displayed in advance on signs along the A303.

We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience during these closures.  If you have any questions, or if you’d like you know about our work please contact us on 0300 123 5000 or email info@highwaysengland.co.uk, or you can visit our website at www.highways.gov.uk/roads

Origami Workshop – 31st August

Mitchell and Blue specialises in hosting origami workshops for adults, kids and rehab care (Mostly PTSD). There will be an origami workshop on the 31st August at Abbotts Ann Village Hall at 10am – 12.30pm.

The class is open for children from 8 years and older …. including adults!

Tickets are £20 each which includes all the whacky papers, rhinestone and wiggles eye embellishments plus refreshments.

The workshop is in aid of The Piggles Trust – a local charity.

Please call 07957 815843 or email patricia@mitchellandblue.com for more information

Vehicle Incident – Monxton

This is a message sent via Hampshire Alert. This information has been sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary
Message sent by Catherine Williams (Police, PCSO, Test Valley District)

At approx 16.40 on 26/07/17 two vehicles were travelling on the Hundred Acre Roundabout in Andover. One vehicle, a deep red Ford C-Max, appeared to be in the wrong lane and aggressively tried to correct themselves and nearly collided with a red Mercedes. Concerningly to the driver of the Mercedes, it appeared as though the other driver has then attempted to follow them to their home address.

Did you see this incident occur? If you can assist Police, please call 101 ref: 44170287795

Please remember to take care when driving on the roads, stay alert and plan your journey.

Footpath Representative Required

Image result for footpath signDo you walk around Monxton regularly? If so, Monxton needs a new Footpath Representative, to ensure all our byways and paths are kept in good condition for us all to enjoy.

The role involves keeping an eye on all the paths in the parish (maps are available) and liaising with the parish lengthsman on keeping the paths cut and well maintained.

Reports on the paths need to be given quarterly to Monxton Parish Council at the meetings, although this can also be a written report if you’re unable to attend each time.

So if you enjoy walking around our beautiful parish please get in touch – monxtonmatters@gmail.com