Boiler grants to target most vulnerable

Residents are being encouraged to bid for a limited number of grants of up to £2,500 to cover the cost of repairing or replacing a broken or condemned mains gas boiler.

The grants are offered by Action Surrey, in partnership with Waverley Borough Council to those living in fuel poverty, and are aimed at helping vulnerable residents to stay warm over the winter period. This will also reduce the risk of them being affected by winter illnesses, which are often made worse by living in properties with inadequate heating and insulation.

The grants come at a crucial time, as installers are warning that other sources of funding for measures such as heating and solid wall insulation will be limited between now and January 2019. This is due to delays in the launch of Government’s new ECO3 guidance, which is designed to support low income, vulnerable and fuel poor households.

Grants of up to £2,500 are aimed at bridging the gap for those residents living in fuel poverty and currently unable to afford to repair or replace a boiler that is no longer working.

Residents living in hard-to-heat households on a low-medium income or in receipt of certain benefits can qualify, and we would urge anyone with a broken boiler to contact us to check eligibility. To find out what support you could receive, please call Action Surrey on 0800 783 2503, contact by email on info@actionsurrey.org or you can complete an online enquiry form at www.actionsurrey.org/enquiries.

Waverley Borough Council Portfolio Holder for Housing, Councillor Carole King, said: I’m delighted that we’ve been able to work together with our partners across Surrey to address the lack of current funding to help ensure those living in fuel poverty can stay warm through the winter.

“Funding is limited, and grants will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis, so if you have a broken boiler we would urge you to contact Action Surrey as soon as possible to check your eligibility for support.”

 

THE CRICKET GREEN AND VANN LANE, HAMBLEDON – TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC ORDER 2018

SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL PROPOSE TO MAKE the above mentioned Temporary Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the effect of which will be to prohibit vehicles from entering or proceeding in that length of The Cricket Green (D166) and Vann Lane (D166), Hambledon that extends from the junction with Lane End (C31) and Malthouse Lane (C31) eastwards to the junction with Woodlands Road (D166). This Traffic Order is required to enable BT Openreach to carry out ducting and/or cabling works. These works are anticipated to be carried out in two phases within the six month period of operation of this Temporary Order that commences on 20 November 2018: a) from 20/11/18 to 25/11/18, with working hours anticipated to be from 18:30-00:00; and b) from 03/01/19 to 04/01/19, with working hours anticipated to be from 09:30-15:30. Advanced warning signs will be displayed and the temporary closures will only operate when the relevant traffic signs are displayed. For part a) Access for emergency services, residents, businesses, pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians will be maintained at all times. The vehicular diversion route will be via Malthouse Lane and Woodlands Road. For part b) the temporary closure anticipated to be required will extend from the junction of Woodlands Road (D166) and Vann Lane (D166), Hambledon westwards for a distance of 250 metres; for part b) access for, pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians will be maintained at all times, access for emergency services, residents, businesses, will be maintained via the vehicular diversion route as described above.

HOW HAMBLEDON REMEMBERED – ARMISTICE EVENTS IN THE VILLAGE

At a special Armistice Day service in the parish church; at a community sing-along outside the village shop and at the memorial to two brothers who died in the First World War – Hambledon Remembered.

On Sunday November 11th, 2018 – the 100th anniversary of the ending of the First World War – villagers packed St Peter’s Church for a commemorative service during which the names of Hambledon’s fallen in both World Wars were read out and a two-minutes silence observed.

 

The service was led by David Mace, assistant vicar, with an address given by David Jenkins. There was time for quiet reflection as well as personal recollections from Sylvia Harrison who spoke of her grandfather’s gallantry in the First World War.

David Jenkins, assistant vicar with responsibility for Hambledon, spoke of the sacrifices made by many during both World Wars, on the field of battle and elsewhere. They served their country. He suggested that today we could all consider how we may also serve by becoming involved in charity and voluntary work to benefit others.

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Hambledon Road Closure at Rock Hill

A section of Hambledon Road at Rock Hill, between Church Lane and Woodlands Road, will be closed to daytime traffic from Monday (November 12th) until Friday (November 16th)

This is to allow carriageway excavation by engineers on behalf of British Telecom. This involves clearing blockages in existing underground infrastructure. Access to local properties and the emergency services will be maintained.

A diversion will be in place requiring traffic to use Station Lane, Milford and the A283 Petworth Road, or the reverse.  Full details of the works and diversion can be found on the earlier news item on this website. http://www.hambledonsurrey.co.uk/?p=10306

However, the road remained open until late morning on Monday as no work had started. This may have  been because of torrential rain earlier in the morning and localised flooding, particularly in Station Lane. In addition, Salt Lane, at the junction with the Hydestile Crossroads, was also closed for a time on Monday morning to allow for the removal of a fallen tree which came down in winds and rain yesterday afternoon.

Work did start later in the day and the closure was enforced.

However, there may be periods during the day when the road will be passable, but this should not be be taken for granted. The road was expected to be open in the evenings when work finishes for the day.

Heavy rain showers followed by bright sunshine throughout Monday may have led to difficult road conditions – but it also created a beautiful rainbow seen here from the Greensand Way by Hambledon Church, looking across the fields towards Hydon’s Ball.

 

 

ADVANCE NOTICE OF ROAD CLOSURE AND DIVERSION IN CENTRAL HAMBLEDON

ADVANCE NOTICE OF ROAD CLOSURE

NOTICE: THE SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL, ROCK HILL (C31) HAMBLEDON, TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC ORDER 2018

SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL propose to make the above mentioned Temporary Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the effect of which will be to temporarily prohibit vehicles from entering or proceeding in that length of Rock Hill (C31) Hambledon which extends from its junction with Church Lane (D168) to its junction with Public Bridleway No. 181 (Hambledon). Vehicular traffic will be diverted via Hambledon Road, Station Lane, Church Road, Petworth Road, Lane End and Malthouse Lane or this route in reverse order.

This Order is required because works are being or are proposed to be executed on or near the said, namely works in relation to clearing blockages on the existing underground structure, to be carried out by BT. These works are anticipated to be completed within five days, between 08.00hrs and 18.00hrs, during the three-month period of operation of this Order which commences on 12 November 2018. Advanced warning signs will be displayed and the temporary closure will only operate when the relevant traffic signs are displayed. Access to premises within the affected length of Rock Hill, including access by emergency vehicles to these properties, will be maintained at all times as will access for pedestrians, equestrians and pedal cyclists.

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Village Singalong at Hambledon Village Shop

SAVE THE DATE!   Saturday 10th November at 12 noon

VILLAGE SINGALONG at Hambledon Village Shop

A tribute to the British Tommy to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. Familiar tunes and all singing in unison, accompanied by Hambledon musicians David Kirby and Big Mike on keyboards  –  words available in advance from the village website, from Christine Baker at chris@chriscraig.myzen.co.uk or on request to 07778 129612, and in paper version on the day. A collection will be taken and all proceeds will be shared equally between Combat Stress and Help for Heroes.

Tickets still available for Bully Beef & Whizzbangs this Saturday October 20th

This specially commissioned play to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War and will be performed at Hambledon Village Hall on October 20th starting at 7:30pm.

Tickets are £12, £10 (concessions) and £35 (family). They are on sale at the Village Shop and are also available online at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whizzbangs and by telephone on 03333 666 3366

There will be a licensed bar and refreshments, proceeds of which will go to the Village Hall fund. Doors open 7pm.

Cycle Event – 3rd November

https://www.ukcyclingevents.co.uk/events/wiggle-devils-punch-sportive/

There is a cycle event scheduled for 3rd November – we are told by organisers that roads around Hambledon will remain open.  The map below shows the intended route.

Info from organisers:   There will not be any closed roads on this event.
We will have cyclists reaching Hydestile from around 08:00 until 10:00 and
Hambledon from around 11:15 until 15:15. They will be spread out between
these times with around 400 booked on the three different routes at present.