Herald - Issue 387

Page 72 • The HERALD • 2nd April 2020 v SAY YOU SAW IT IN THE HERALD v Holbury Service Station Web: www.holburyservicestation.com Email: holburyservicestation@hotmail.co.uk Member of Good Garage Scheme.com TYRES FITTED WHILE-U-WAIT Budget and Branded tyres held in stock Long Lane, Holbury, SO45 2NZ Tel: 023 8089 3727 All Major Cards Accepted and Repairs to Cars & Vans MOT’S & SERVICING Long established family business • MOT TESTING • SERVICE & REPAIR FOR ALL MAKES AND MODELS • CLUTCHES • DIAGNOSTICS • CAMBELTS • SERVICE TO MANUFACTURERS SPECIFICATION • FREE COLLECTION & DELIVERY • USED CAR SALES 128-132 Calmore Road, Totton. SO40 8GQ 023 8086 4424 www.calmoreservicestation.co.uk BLACKFIELD GARAGE SERVICES LTD Tel: (023) 8089 3146 M.O.T.’s AND SERVICING, ACCIDENT REPAIRS, INSURANCE AND PRIVATE WORK FREE ESTIMATES EXHAUSTS AND BATTERIES ETC All makes and models of vehicle Courtesy cars available Members of the Retail Motor Industry Federation B lackfield C rossroads , B lackfield e Standard Motor Club New Forest Group has announced that its Classic Charity Car Drive will take place on Sunday 26th April . e organisers are hoping to make this popular event even more successful this year, with 100+ cars taking part. Drive It Day is always held on the nearest Sunday to the 23rd April. is date was chosen in 2005 to commemorate when 65 cars set o from London on 23rd April 1900 on the rst ousand Mile Trial, organised by the Automobile Club. e Trial started in London and went through Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, Derby, Kendal, Carlisle, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Leeds, She eld, Nottingham and back to London. It le from Grosvenor Place, London. By Edinburgh 51 were still running, and 35 vehicles made it back to London. e New Forest Group believe this incredible undertaking deserves an annual celebration, and all makes are welcome to assemble from 10am at e Luzborough Public House (A2057 SO519AA) to sign in and obtain route map and when bacon butties and co ee will be available. Cars will start o from 11.30am for a leisurely drive through the beautiful lanes and villages of Hampshire and Wiltshire, arriving back at e Luzborough for an optional late Sunday Lunch. ere is no charge however a donation Bucket will be on hand in aid of a local charity. For more details telephone Darrell on 01794 389165, 07773 337583 or email press. standardmotorclub@gmail.com DRIVE IT DAY In February, Hampshire County Council’s plans to modernise on-street parking came into e ect across the county to ensure an e cient and equitable operation throughout the county and protect highways maintenance budgets for essential repairs. Councillor Rob Humby, Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment at Hampshire County Council, said: “A well- managed on-street parking service plays an important part in keeping our roads safe and our towns and villages moving. However, where there is managed parking on the highway, there is a cost involved, and I’m afraid it’s simply not sustainable for resources meant for highways maintenance across the county to be used to subsidise parking for some at the expense of all Hampshire council taxpayers.” As the highways authority, Hampshire County Council is setting the principles and policy direction of the new service which, in most cases, will be delivered by the district and borough councils on behalf of the County Council through an agency agreement. In the Test Valley, New Forest, Gosport and Fareham areas of the county, Hampshire County Council has appointed national company NSL to manage on-street parking. Councillor Humby continued: “Well managed parking can have a positive impact on the local economy, cut congestion and in turn improve air quality. Increasing the availability of on-street parking provision has the potential to reduce the time and distance travelled by drivers searching for a suitable and convenient place to park and improve access to high-demand parking spaces which, in turn, increases footfall for local businesses It’s important to the local economy and helps our public transport to run on time. Hampshire residents and businesses are concerned about how we move around in our daily business and the impact this has on our economy, environment and local infrastructure.” Changes will be made to on-street parking starting later this year in a number of locations across Hampshire which will see the introduction of pay-and-display. e rst areas will include Lymington High Street, Marine Parade at Lee-on-the-Solent and a section of Fareham High Street, starting the roll-out of a county-wide programme. is will involve an initial free period of parking, followed by modest parking charges set at similar levels to nearby car parks. e County Council also has plans to pilot a number of on-street electric vehicle charging points to help meet increasing demand for electric vehicles. Hampshire County Council will be introducing a digital permit system to replace the paper permits for residents living in Residential Parking Zones in Andover, Romsey, Fareham and the New Forest. e new system will be introduced on 1st April, but any existing paper permits will remain valid until the expiry date shown on the permit. e County Council’s parking team will shortly be writing to all residents living within Residential Parking Zones and these letters will provide information on how to apply for a new permit. Local councils in other districts and boroughs across the county will continue to operate on-street parking on the County Council’s behalf, with an appropriate contribution to the County Council to cover the costs associated with on-street parking, such as the maintenance of signs and lines. is does not a ect o -street parking in public car parks which, in the majority of cases, is the responsibility of Hampshire’s district, borough and city councils. County Council Brings in Changes to On-street Parking