Monday, 18 December 2017
Rushmoor Council have decided to shut Southwood Golf Course and turn the land into Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG). From reading the statement, it seems that this has less to do with saving money and is more about building additional houses. The 'SANG' area is needed to compensate for additional building in the Borough. You can read more here.
Saturday, 9 December 2017
Wednesday, 6 December 2017
Hampshire County Council and Rushmoor Borough Council are running a consultation on plans for improving traffic flow on the A3011 Lynchford Road, the A325 Farnborough Road and in Farnborough town centre. The consultation period will run until the 12th January. There are drop in events planned for this Friday (8th) and Monday (11th). If you can't make the two events, you can also view and comment on the web. See this link.
Tuesday, 5 December 2017
The Annual General Meeting for the UKIP Aldershot branch was held on Monday the 27th of November. After the opening formalities, the Chairmans report was presented. It had been a mixed year for UKIP both locally and nationally, in particular, the timing of the elections had not worked in our favour. However following the election of Henry Bolton, an internal re-organisation is starting to have an effect and will get the party ready for the future. Dave Bell tried to set a record for the shortest ever Treasurer's report. Basically the branch spent a lot of money due to the local elections and the General Election. However the fund has recovered significantly during the past six months. The next item was the election of office holders. It was proposed from the floor that all four office holders be re-elected and this was put to a vote and agreed unanimously. Councillor Mark Staplehurst updated us on Rushmoor Council. The move to find more savings is having an effect on services and this is only likely to get worse. There are now proposals to close the HWRC (tip) in Aldershot. Since the centre in Farnborough is already overloaded this would have a very bad effect. As there was less than a month to go till Christmas, we ended the evening with mince pies. Ken McNair