Monthly Archives: July 2017

Opening of the Bridge and Open Spaces

Link Road Opening:

On Friday 14th July the road joining Tamworth and Houghton roads will be opened by the Mayors of Winchester and Havant at 1.15pm.

The Community Development team invite everyone to meet at the Houghton Avenue/ Berewood end of the Bridge at 1.00pm.  The official ribbon cutting will take place at 1.15pm by the Mayor of Winchester and the Mayor of Havant, after which people are encouraged to take the short walk through what will be employment land and up to the second bridge at the entrance to the Taylor Wimpey part of the development.

Please be aware the event is taking place on an exposed part of the site so dress for the weather, there are no toilet facilities. Parking is available in the car park opposite Berewood Primary School.

The bridge over the River Wallington is the longest FlexiArch bridge built to date.  This new technology was designed by Queen’s University, Belfast and Macrete.  A film of the installation can be seen here: https://youtu.be/QpQsptTsijw

Sickle Way will remain open at least until the road works have been completed on Darnel Road.

Open Spaces:

The main part of the ‘Western Open Space’ will also be opened to the public on the 14th July.  Some areas will be fenced off until formal railing is installed.  The hoarding will be taken down in stages but the access point will remain open.

Areas of open space within Old Park Farm / Wellington Park have now been transferred to Winchester City Council following completion of the maintenance period.  The play area on Hambledon Road / Sickle Way is being transferred to Havant Borough Council.  The Western Open Space is being transferred to Winchester City Council in stages as the works are completed.

The Western Open Space provides a parkland and informal kick about space in the northern field (top third) and will become a wooded wildlife haven towards the south, which includes large retention basins as part of the Sustainable Urban Drainage system.

Formal paths have been laid to allow access throughout the site.

This area will continue to evolve as it matures and Taylor Wimpey will monitor the progress of the planting.  The space has been over planted to allow for some natural failure, however where required dead trees will be replaced in the next planting season (November 2017 – March 2018).

Dates for your diary:

Residents meeting – Wednesday 12th July, 7pm Berewood School

West of Waterlooville Advisory Group Meeting – Thursday 20th July, 7pm Berewood School