Herald - Issue 398

Page 60 • The HERALD • 19th November 2020 v THE HERALD - SUPPORTING LOCAL BUSINESSES v Our knowledgeable staff are on hand to keep your vehicle on the road in a safe manner • We offer all garage services including free collection and delivery from your home • We now offer Dpf cleaning - Injector cleaning - Turbo cleaning and Air intake cleaning to help your car run cleaner improving its performance and economy. • Good Garage Scheme – RMI – Trust my Garage Member MOT’s, TYRES, CLUTCHES, CAMBELTS, SERVICING, WELDING, DIAGNOSTICS, LASER-TRACKING. CARS, VANS UP TO 3.5T, MOTORHOMES UP TO 30’ 023 8001 0029 Badminston Lane, Fawley, SO45 1BX 145 Long Lane, Holbury SO45 2NZ Tel: 023 8024 3300 NOWOPEN SUNDAYS FROM 10AM-2PM FOR ALL YOUR MOTORING NEEDS LOCALLY • Free fit batteries (most cars) • Free fit wiper blades • Battery chargers • Oils • Braking • Service parts • Tools/tool hire • Car paints • Engine management diagnostics/reset • Towing accessories • Number plates • Exhaust systems • Steering/suspension • Haynes manuals W: www.cobramotorcomponents.co.uk E: sales@cobramotorcomponents.co.uk AUTOPAT A Family Business Established since 1982 PROMPT & EFFICIENT v Servicing v Mechanical Repairs v MOT’s - Petrol & Diesel v Air Conditioning Service Unit 3, Hardley Ind. Est., Hythe 023 8084 0163 023 8084 9370 Prospect Place, Hythe SO45 6AU • MOT’ s • MOT R epairs • A ir C on • A uto E lectrics • S ervicing •W elding • D iagnostics • S uspension • T yres • C lutches • C am B elts • B rakes New Forest Crossroads - A Safer Plan for Cyclists Due to current lockdown restrictions the delivery date for the Rotary Shoe Box Scheme has had to be delayed slightly. erefore, anyone still wanting to make up a shoe box for disadvantaged children in Albania, Montenegro, Moldova and Romania has time to do so. As long as boxes are collected by Hythe Rotary by 10th December 2020 , every e ort will be made to get them to their nal destination as near to Christmas as possible. For full details on how to make up your shoebox or to arrange a collection please contact Hythe & Waterside Rotary on 023 8181 8187. Still Time for Christmas Shoeboxes! “Ipley crossroads has a sad history of personal injury accidents, mainly due to the open vista and some drivers misjudging the speed and distance of other road users as they approach the crossroads. A number of these collisions have involved cyclists and this project seeks to reduce the number of collisions at this location by staggering the crossroads. Although we have implemented a number of casualty reduction measures over the years such as STOP signs, rumble pads, high friction surfacing and advanced signing, despite some initial success, the numbers of collisions has gradually increased over time. As with all casualty reduction schemes, this will be monitored for a period of five years from completion of construction to assess its effectiveness.” e approved scheme will see a new section of carriageway on the approach of the C97 from the West, of 102 metres in length, which would join the Beaulieu Road at an angle of 90 degrees 50 metres south of the current crossroads. e existing carriageway no longer needed would be removed and that land allowed to return to forest. The proposed new layout, involving a T-junction for tra c travelling East or West on the C97, would mean that instead of tra c being able to drive straight across the junction, vehicles travelling in either direction would be forced to slow down and give way in order to join Beaulieu Road. The scheme and its construction methods have been carefully designed to minimise the impact on the Forest and would cause least disruption to traffic. Resurfacing works on Beaulieu Road will be carried out to remove the existing coloured high friction surfacing and out of date lining and road markings to ensure the surface of the carriageway suits the new road layout. Works will commence on site at the earliest opportunity. As the New Forest is a Site of Special Scienti c Interest, there is a need to avoid ground nesting bird seasons between March and August. Ipley Crossroads in the New Forest is to be reconfigured to make it safer thanks to Hampshire County Council. At his recent decision day, Councillor Rob Humby, Deputy Leader of Hampshire County Council and Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment approved the investment of £457,000 from the Casualty Reduction Budget to change the layout to make a staggered junction, by altering the western arm of the crossroads. Councillor Humby said: Romania 2018