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Cheriton Parish Council


A Groundwater Flood Alert has just been issued by the Environment Agency for Bramdean, Cheriton and the Upper Itchen catchment area at 08.30 Feb 17 2020

What does this mean?  Groundwater and fluvial flooding is possible within the next few days. Be prepared.

What to do? If your property is at risk, monitor the EA website and groundwater levels in your area. Be prepared to act on your personal flood plan. The EA may well upgrade this status to Flood Warning if we have further heavy rainfall.

River and groundwater levels have continued to rise in response to the recent heavy rainfall. The ground in the Upper Itchen catchment area is now saturated and further rainfall could cause rapid fluvial (surface) as well as groundwater flooding. This particularly applies to premises with cellars and low lying properties adjacent to the River Itchen and its watercourses

For the latest flood information and guidance pamphlets go to


or call  the EA Floodline on 0345 988 1188 option 1 and enter Quickdial code 0122231.

Alternatively, for the latest daily groundwater readings go to the GuageMap website at https://www.gaugemap.co.uk/#!Map/Summary/9138/4516

It is strongly recommended all residents at risk register with the EA for automated flood warnings at https://www.gov.uk/sign-up-for-flood-warnings

For further information contact the EA FLOODLINE on 0345 988 1188.

Cheriton Flood Action Group

Pat Lawrence 771359 or Peter Reay on 01962 771611.

Recent crash at Longwood Road/ Lane End Down Lane crossroads and previous crashes at this junction.

Cheriton Parish Council have been liaising with the HCC Safer Roads Team regarding the recent spate of crashes at Longwood Road/ Lane End Down Lane.

The HCC Safer Roads Team have been conducting investigations, combined with those of Winchester City Council and Hampshire Constabulary, to specifically examine the  circumstances of recent accidents, the accident history over a five year period, local concerns and road conditions to ascertain if there were any similarities in the accidents that could be prevented by the addition of further safety measures.

Their findings have led them to the following actions, now in hand, of refurbishing the road markings at the crossroads and repair of any leaning or damaged signage. Going forward, they will also be looking into improving the signage, along with the cutting back of the vegetation, to enhance the visibility both approaching and at the junction.

As a Parish Council we support HCC Safer Roads Team by, for example, speaking to local land owners with regard to the cutting back of hedges and verges and keeping them appropriately maintained.

We will be in regular contact with HCC monitoring progress on this issue, ensuring that all is being done to make this junction is as safe as possible for road users.


Clare Cholerton

Cheriton Parish Clerk





An opportunity to see just some of the results of the Parish Plan Questionnaire illustrated, to participate in a Public Consultation on Traffic through Cheriton and to learn more about work to the River Itchen



  • Public Consultation on Traffic through Cheriton - Doors open for Consultation 3pm to 9pm
  • Parish Plan Results & Work to the River Itchen - 6:30pm to 9pm

Wine and Nibbles from 6:30 pm  










Hampshire County Council is rolling out superfast broadband across the region.

It enables people to get internet speeds of 24Megabits per second or more – making streaming TV, working from home, online banking and shopping, and gaming a lot easier – to name just some of the benefits.

Currently it’s available to 95% of the region, and that number is on target to reach 97.4% by the end of 2019. However, many people don’t know whether they can get superfast broadband or not, or believe it is more expensive than their current package – which is not always the case.

Hampshire County Council’s role is to provide the infrastructure to enable as many people as possible to access superfast broadband (not to sell the service). We have a postcode checker that will tell you if its available where you live, and what to do next if you want to find the right package for you. You can also register with us to be told when superfast broadband is coming to your area.

Use our postcode checker to find out if you can get superfast broadband now: www.hampshiresuperfastbroadband.com/myparish/