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Notice is hereby given that Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council pursuant to arrangements made under Section 101 of the Local Government Act 1972 with Hampshire County Council in exercise of the powers of the said County Council and in exercise of the powers under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (“the Act”), and of all other enabling powers, proposes to make the following Order:-
Reason for Order: The Council are satisfied that traffic on the road should be restricted or prohibited because works are being or are proposed to be executed on or near the road.
Effect of Order: All traffic will be prohibited from travelling along B4640 Newbury at the Penwood Road junction with the B4640 for 194m, as directed by traffic signs. The closure is to allow ducting to be laid to link existing BT boxes to facilitate spine cabling works.
Duration of Order: The order will come into effect on 05 February 2018 for 1 month. (Notwithstanding the above it is expected the closure will be for 4 days only during this period)
Alternative Route: Penwood Road, Andover Road, A34 southbound carriageway, Winchester Road.
If you have any queries regarding the above please contact Michelle Fuller on 08443 329009 or email jobs@hire-a-lite.com on behalf of Hire-A-Lite Ltd. Plans are also available on the website at https://www.basingstoke.gov.uk/ttro
On behalf of
Head of Law and Governance and Monitoring Officer
26 January 2018 

 Superfast Broadband
A year ago the parish council was advised that our superfast broadband would be in place by the end of 2017 and possibly earlier. We have been given to understand that this timescale may have slipped back. However BT are conducting a survey of the Newtown area this month and once this has been completed and analysed we would hope they will be able to give us a more reliable indicator of installation date and speeds.

Newtown Road recycling centre permits
All Newtown residents should have now received their recycling centre permits.
Tim Kelleher reports that "Credit for this should go to Councillor Tony Webb. Without his determined, unstinting and pointed allegations towards those responsible for the complete communication breakdown regarding the tip, we could well be still milling about wringing our hands whilst waiting for more vague assurances from the powers that be. Tony's refusal not to be side stepped, or allow smoke and mirrors to deflect his goal of putting right what was clearly wrong, has in the view of the parish council, resulted in residents in Newtown and surrounding parishes being issued with these permits. There is no doubt that without Tony's consistent written demands throughout the Summer and Autumn of 2016, the successful outcome of this mess would not have been secured". 

The parish council is concerned that the new permit system at the Newtown Road recycling centre and West Berkshire's new restrictions on commercial vehicles may give rise to increased incidents of fly-tipping in N/Newtown-Parish-Council/UserFiles/Files/Agenda 21 February 2018 3 page draft.pdfewtown, particularly on the common. Such incidents are easily reported by using Basingstoke and Deane's "Report fly-tipping" page www.basingstoke.gov.uk/flytipping. If you are reporting fly-tipping please also let the parish council know. 

Parish council meeting
The next parish council meeting will be held on Wednesday 21st February 2018 at 7pm in Newtown Village hall. Members of the public are invited and welcome to attend. The agenda will be published here three days before the meeting.

Beat Reports
Click here for the crime summary for January 2018 from our local PCSO