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Upham Update – March 2018

The March 2018 issue of the Upham Update (PDF) is out. The update is the work of the Communications Group and is part of their strategy to improve communication in the village. The aim is to produce updates every two months, initially distributed on paper but moving towards online publication via email and this website....

Southampton to London Pipeline Project Consultation

In December 2017 Esso Petroleum Company, Limited (“Esso”) began to talk publicly about their intention to replace 90km of the 105km aviation fuel pipeline that runs from Fawley Refinery near Southampton to their West London Terminal storage facility in Hounslow. The consultation period begins on 19th March 2018 and ends on 30th April 2018, lasting...

Woodman Inn update

As you may be aware there is a planning application under consideration for demolition of the existing public house and construction of four houses on this site. This involves change of use from commercial to residential. On 24th January 2018 the Historic Environment planning consultants to the South Downs National Park recommended refusal of the...

Winter Weather Update from Hampshire County Council

As forecast, snow showers started off light this morning in Hampshire and continued through the morning. We are expecting more accumulations through the day, with accumulations of up to 10cm by the end of the day, particularly in the west and north west of Hampshire. Further snow is expected on Friday, giving a further 2-5cm...

Celebrations for the end of WW1 in Upham : 10th November 2018

We are planning a celebration at the Village Hall on Saturday November 10th to commemorate the centenary of the end of WW1- the actual date of 11/11 will be marked by a Remembrance Service at Blessed Mary on the Sunday. We are hoping that the celebrations will have two parts: In the evening, a Village...

Dial-a-Ride to Bishop’s Waltham

Dial-a-Ride operates on Friday mornings, picking up passengers from their homes and taking them to Bishop’s Waltham town centre, where they have over an hour and half before returning home. The cost is just £1 for senior citizens. This service tries to meet the need for elderly people in rural locations to get to the...

Warning from Hampshire Trading Standards Service

Telephone Scam HM Revenue & Customs Hampshire County Council Trading Standards Service would like to bring residents’ attention to telephone scams where fraudsters cold call and demand payment of an outstanding bill.  Payment is by purchase of Apple iTunes gift cards. The fraudster may claim to be an official from HM Revenue and Customs, Ministry...

Fighting Eastleigh’s proposed Local Plan: we can win, but only with more funds…

We hope you had a happy Christmas and new year – and that it doesn’t seem too long ago! The ADD team (from Upham and elsewhere) is now ready to resume our fight for the right Local Plan for Eastleigh – one that genuinely addresses the housing needs of local people without wrecking the environment...