Blackgrounds Archaeology Webinar
Invitation to the Blackgrounds Archaeology Webinar: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/blackgrounds-archaeology-update-tickets-162304835131
Upcoming HS2 Main Works Virtual 1-1 Engagement Events
(NB this includes Aston le Walls)
We are continuing with our main works virtual engagement events in your area. We are offering people the chance to meet with our engagement team on a 1-1 basis.
We would appreciate if you could take the time to share these events with your local communities and on social media pages to promote the events to all.
Our next session for the Greatworth to Southam area (covering Greatworth, Thorpe Mandeville, Chipping Warden and Wormleighton) is on Thursday 22 July, from 3pm-7pm.
Book your 20 minute slot here: Greatworth to Southam Eventbrite Link
Who are the events for?
For members of public, landowners, local residents or businesses who have queries about HS2 works in their area.
How are they structured?
The 1-1 meetings are held on Microsoft Teams and each session is 20 minutes long. Attendees can submit themes or questions ahead of the session to ensure we can prepare information and maps in advance, and have the right specialists on hand, whether it be a member of Engagement team, Traffic & Transport or our Environmental teams.
If you have any questions on these events or any suggestions, please email us at Engagement@EKFB.com
Notice of Local Short Duration Road Closures
Document from: Carley Richards
Community Engagement Manager DC3, Fusion
Boddington Road – 19, 20 and 21 July 2021
• Culworth Road – 22 and 23 July 2021
• Claydon Road – 23 to 27 August 2021
Click here for the full document.
Update on our works
Updates for the Edgcote, Chipping Warden and Lower Boddington areas.
HS2 Work at Trafford Bridge June 2021 – March 2022
Night Time Closures M40 Slip Road
The attached document gives details of the night-time slip road lane closures required on the M40 Junction 11.
This will take place over the period 21 June to 17 July 2021, between the hours of 8pm to 6am. Click here.
Notice of Archaeological Excavations
HS2 update: Twyford to Greatworth newsletter, January 2021
Follow this link
As the update below is rather confusing, HS2 were asked for clarification and here it is:
‘Apologies for the poor wording, I will arrange for it to be corrected.
I can confirm that HGV’s are not permitted to go through the village using either Main Street or Blacksmiths Lane. Our HGV route is from the M40 along the A361 to our works compound. The HGV’s will then move up and down the line of the HS2 route on our site access road that we are starting to form and is a priority for next year.’
Traffic Information Guides, Brackley to Southam, Winter 2020
For reference to the A361 please click on the Greatworth to Southam tab in this link.
Click for Lower Thorpe and Edgcote viaducts news, and to sign up for online information events.
A361 Crossroads Update
The west side of Welsh Road is now open but the east side will be closed till further notice. Click here for more information:
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Copied from Friends of Boddington Facebook page (ask to join if you want to keep updated with HS2 news)
Eiffage Kier have formally announced that heavy vehicles will be moved through Lower Boddington during Mid May and June. See https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/…/1MC07-CEK-IN-NTE-CS07-…
Report of Meeting Thursday 21st March 2019
A meeting was organised for HS2 and their partners Fusion and Effiage Kier to update the Village on all matters HS2 and the A361 crossroads and Chipping Warden bypass.
The meeting was held on Thursday 21st March 4.00pm to 7.00pm, approx 30 villagers attended the ‘ drop in ‘ style meeting. Maps were available to see and explanations of the next steps and likely local issues during construction.
Dawnus Construction, the Fusion approved constructor for the Bypass and Crossroads have gone into Adminstration, therefore there will be a delay before they are completed. All the Heras fencing will remain in place as the site is deemed a construction site and has to meet regulations.
Most attendees voiced their real concerns about the crossroads current design.
It is hoped to have Ian Morris our County Councillor attend our Parish Council ‘ Open Meeting ‘ on Thursady 11th April, his portfolio is Highways and Transport.
There are funds available from HS2 (who are, even now, breaking ground on the Airfield) to support communities affected by the building of the new railway. We could tap into this in order to upgrade / replace / relocate our village hall for the next generation to enjoy. What should we do? We could
- Renovate the existing hall (roof, windows, doors, heaters etc), but the fabric of the hall is ageing and beyond its original build specification, so maybe not the best option.
- Build a new VH in the existing location. Ideally, this would involve digging out the site to give pavement-level access for those less able. In the current space, we would always be limited in scope and we’d be without a hall for the period of reconstruction.
- Build a new VH elsewhere, on the edge of the village. If we could find someone willing to sell us a suitable plot, we could create a hall that would suit perfectly, preferably with some parking on site. If we could find space, creating a kickabout or play area for the village children would be the icing on the cake. We could then sell the existing site.
However, this project needs someone with time and vision to lead it – are you that person? If so, please contact Wilf on 660455 to apply for the job.
HS2 Contact Details
As part of HS2’s commitment to being open and accessible for local communities, you will now be able to contact our helpdesk team using a new Freephone telephone number.
All calls are free of charge from UK landlines and mobile phones.
The Freephone number is 08081 434 434. This number can also be found on our website www.gov.uk/hs2
Or email: email@example.com
HS2 have also introduced a new Freephone mini-com number for callers with hearing and speech difficulties. This number is 08081 456 472
A petition was presented to the Select Committee in Westminster by the Parish Council in response to the Environmental Statement. The main points were – To prevent construction traffic using Blacksmiths Lane and Main Street as access routes to the construction compound at the tunnel entrance/exit off Appletree Lane. To move the midpoint auto transformer station and portal maintenance building from the east to the west side of the line away from the village. To keep Appletree Lane; which will be closed to traffic, open to pedestrians up to the concrete path during the construction process to allow residents to walk their dogs. To provide a roundabout at the junction of Welsh Road with the A361 to slow the traffic and make it safer for local drivers. To construct a paved footpath from the village to the A361 to ensure the safety of pedestrians. Other issues related to the construction period were raised i.e. control of dust, noise and disruption of natural water resources.
There has been no agreement to a footpath along Welsh Road to the A361. The Parish Council continues to investigate this through other channels. HS2 have agreed that construction traffic will access the construction site from the west and no related traffic will use Blacksmiths Lane and Main Street. Appletree Lane will remain open to walkers as far as the concrete path. The transformer station and the portal building, with associated access road, have been relocated to the west side of the line.
The Select Committee agreed to a roundabout at the junction. However, following a safety study by Atkins and NCC, the proposal now is to provide a staggered junction. Although it is not in our parish, the Parish Council are concerned for the safety of residents at this dangerous junction due to the proposals for the Chipping Warden Relief Road and the construction site on the A361, and what effect these will have on driver behaviour in the area. We will continue to argue for the best outcome possible for all, including pedestrians and riders.