Herald - Issue 382

Page 76 • The HERALD • 5th December 2019 v SAY YOU SAW IT IN THE HERALD v 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 HAMPSHIRE HIGHWAYS Hampshire’s highways teams are currently out across the county delivering an extensive programme of pavement improvements as part of Hampshire County Council’s Operation Resilience programme. Councillor Rob Humby, Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment, said : “Looking after Hampshire’s network of over 5,500 miles of road and 3,800 miles of footway is one of our top priorities. Our footway maintenance programme uses a variety of different treatments, including micro-asphalt, to ensure Hampshire’s footways are more resilient to the effects of winter weather and damage caused by cars parking on pavements. The Hampshire programme sees an additional investment of £10 million each year where the most appropriate treatments are used to extend the life of footway and road surfaces, while at the same time getting the best value for money for Hampshire’s council taxpayers.” e footway micro-asphalt programme began on over 90 sites across the county in October 2019. e work will normally take place between 8am and 5pm each day, with each site lasting one or two days, during which time sections of the footway will be closed. Councillor Humby added: “This extensive surfacing programme will improve 33 km of footways across Hampshire. The micro-asphalt operation uses cold bituminous materials which are laidwet and can take up to two hours to cure. As a result, access straight after application is likely to be restricted; however, operatives will be available on site to assist with access where possible. I would ask that people plan their travel and parking arrangements in advance and allow extra time for journeys during this time. I would like to take this opportunity to apologise in advance for any inconvenience these essential works may cause but hope people will bear with us while improvements are made to footways in their communities.” In order for the workforce to progress as quickly as possible, residents are being asked to ensure no vehicles are parked on the road or pavements on the day of the treatment. Local residents will be noti ed of the dates of the work in advance. Yellow sign boards on site will provide advance warning of the treatment and the dates on these signs will provide a working window when the treatment is likely to take place. e dates will include some exibility as the micro-asphalt treatment is weather dependant which can sometimes lead to programme postponements. Micro asphalt is now an industry standard treatment designed to protect and extend the life of the existing surface. To conform with the relevant standards, a texture is brushed into the new surface to make sure the footway does not become slippery during wet weather. For further information on micro asphalt dressing and other forms of highways maintenance please visit www.hants. gov.uk/transport/roadmaintenance/ plannedmaintenance Resolutions Meeting Woodlands (NF) WI meet at the Netley Marsh Community Hall, Woodlands Road, Woodlands at 2.15pm on the rst Wednesday of the month. eir next meeting on Wednesday 8th January for their resoltuions meeting. New members and visitors are always welcome. For more information telephone Angela on 023 8066 6642. Neville Shute Norway Stephen Robson. is will be followed on Friday 7th February with a talk titled ‘ e Peoples Mosquito’ by Alan Pickford. Meetings start at 7 for 7.30pm in Lyndhurst Community Centre. Non- members are very welcome at a charge of £4; light refreshments are included. For more information visit www.nfag.info Pop along to this free course at Hythe Library on 15th, 22nd and 29th January, plus 5th February (4 sessions in all). e course will be held on Wednesdays from 10am until 12noon. (8hrs in total) is will be an introduction to iPads for new owners or those thinking of buying one and will also be suitable for those who already own an iPad but would like to get more out of it. You will need your apple id for this course. Booking is essential, so contact the Library or call the Booking Line: 023 8084 1457 to guarantee a place. Get to know your iPad New Forest Aviation Group meets once a month for a programme of interesting speakers, chosen to appeal to anyone with an interest in aviation. At the next meeting on Friday 10th January with a talk titled ‘Neville Shute Norway’ by is is a free 5 week course to be held at Hythe Library. ese will take place on Friday each week, 17th, 24th and 31st January, plus 7th and 14th February (5wk course) ese will run from 10am until 12 noon (10 hrs in total) If you’re thinking of starting your own business or recently have then this course will help you identify and plan the basics to provide a good starting point for success. Booking is essential so contact the Library or call the Booking Line: 023 8084 1457 to guarantee a place. Small Business Starting Points New Forest Art Society meets from 7.30pm to 9.30pm on the third Wednesday of eachmonth at Lyndhurst Community Centre. eir next meeting is on Wednesday 15th January which will welcome international artist, teacher and author Soraya French. Soraya will demonstrate a beach painting in mixed media. Members mini exhibition with a theme of beach/sea will take place. Visitors will be very welcome at £4 payable at the door. For more information 023 8028 3670 or visit www.newforestartsociety.weebly . com Art Society TRAINING DAY e First Transition Training Day will be held at Minstead Study Centre, School Lane, Minstead SO43 7GJ on Saturday 18th January . For more information email: zebe.harris@hants.gov.uk or call the Study Centre on 023 8081 3437. TOTTON ART Totton Art Society will be hosting a Members Evening. is will take place at e ree Score Club in Totton on Wednesday 22nd January from 7.30pm until 9.30pm. Everyone is welcome and there is a small charge of £4 to non-members. ere is also free parking adjacent to the club. e group are currently looking for new members and further information about the club can be found at www.tottonartsociety.org.uk