The parish council met on 28th January and 9 March 2020.
Bus stop and lay-by on A272
The January meeting was attended by six members of the public who were very concerned about the lack of standing room beside the bus stop on the westbound carriageway of the A272 opposite Tollbar Cottages where up to 5 children may get off the school bus at the same time; and the repeated damage being done to cars in the nearby lay-by.
Hampshire County Council advised Langrish PC in early March that they were looking at a small scheme to enlarge the waiting area for the bus stop but due to its location the work would have to be done at night. They were finalising traffic management and timing with other agencies and would get back to us. Unfortunately it is now highly unlikely because of the COVID-19 situation that this will be done in the near future. They also informed us that they had no money to enlarge the lay-by.
Over 50% of the new chevrons, on Bordean Hill are partially or completely destroyed and are causing dangerous hazards. Highways have been asked whether they intend to replace them or to remove them, as would be the wish of the PC. We await their reply.
Footpaths and rights-of-way.
Five new kissing gates are being installed on the footpath designated Langrish 21 (in Ramsdean) and the landowner has offered to replace the remaining two.
As we all know, this has changed everything. Since the embargo on meetings of more than two people it is been decided to cancel indefinitely all parish council meetings – although the council will continue to liaise with one another using conferencing services (free), to conduct essential business. This means that the Annual General Meeting and Annual Parish Meeting both scheduled for Monday 11th of May have been cancelled but as they are statutory they will be rescheduled much later in the year. We have also closed the playground at Reeds Meadow until further notice.
The Parish Council will continue to inform people by email of any significant instructions or changes that are sent out from the authorities.