For more details of action plans and progress reports for the 4 implementation teams scroll down this page … meeting reports and other notes are held as PDFs and can be accessed from HERE:
Team A : Travel and Transport
Theme – A safe and sustainable travel network for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists
The various Action Plan points have been grouped into a small number of key issues to be pursued and a priority/timeframe assigned to each – details are HERE.
Progress to Date
For almost all issues regarding transport and travel the relevant authority is Hampshire County Council. In July 2018 the group met with Borough and County officers regarding cycling strategy and cycleways – notes of this meeting record the bureaucratic difficulties of change outwith a new housing development and the lack of manpower resource in Local Authorities to undertake the necessary work.
HCC later held a public consultation on the proposed redesign of the A30 from Brighton Hill Roundabout to the Golf Course which also included minor changes to pedestrian and cyclist routes at major road junctions. Various possible scenarios were presented – the final design will be announced in the future.
Public Transport issues have been brought into sharper focus by the organisational changes currently under way in NHS Primary Care – local GP and Medical Centre Services. Changes in the location of primary care services makes the public transport nework even more important. The Patient Participation Group for Acorn Health Partnership – our main local medical services provider – is actively pursuing service and access issues with the Borough Council and Stagecoach.
Discussion with HCC of the various traffic issues within Kempshott have not yet taken place- scheduled for 2019.
Team B: Green Environment
Theme – Quality green spaces for people, wildlife and access to the countryside,
The various Action Plan points have been grouped into a small number of key issues to be pursued and a priority/timeframe assigned to each – details here.
Progress to Date
The team were very active over summer 2018 with consultations around the Gracemere Green and Heron Green to gather residents input on design, features and management of these green spaces. Detailed proposals can be found here.
In the Autumn a meeting with Borough Parks Dept. reviewed these suggestions and how they could be implemented. In 2019 it is hoped to work with residents’ groups like SCRAG and the Borough Parks staff to improve the quality of these green spaces.
In November the team also held a meeting with Borough staff and representatives of the adjacent Community Plan teams. We are pleased to announce that Stratton Park will be the subject of significant park upgrade funding in the near future – Friends of Stratton Park and the South Ham and Buckskin Community Plan Teams will be involved in the design and planning of this refurbishment. For more details consult the Friends of Stratton Park website.
Team C: Social and Community Facilities and Services
Theme: A neighbourly, engaged and active community with the facilities it needs and desires,
Progress to Date
The team for this working group has been working since September when the Action Points were reviewed to establish a set of priorities and actions. Several schemes are now being pursued to further these points.
The Stratton Park Men’s Shed Group has been running since February 2019 in the Scout Hall, Stratton Park with great success, and now meets on Tuesday mornings and Wednesday mornings each week.
A daytime social club has started in Kempshott Village Hall – August 2019 – meeting each week and providing a full programme of activities and themes selected by its members. The club meets 10.30 – 12.30 each Wednesday morning.
See What’s On for details.
Team D: Upgrading the built environment
Theme: A built environment for current needs and lifestyles.
This team has not yet met and needs the input of residents who want to improve the facilities within the ward and where they are located.