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Sway is a pleasant village in the New Forest National Park. The parish was formed in 1849 when 2208 acres were taken from the neighbouring parish of Boldre. Sway now has a population of 3,350 and an electorate of 2,780 (2007 figures). Lying as it does within easy walking of the open Forest and some four miles north of the Georgian town of Lymington with its boating facilities and the Solent coastline it is an attractive place to live or to visit, with travel being made easier by the award winning station on the main line from Waterloo to Weymouth. The village has maintained a good shopping centre and has two pubs, a number of restaurants and establishments providing accommodation. There is also a Church of England primary school.
Latest Sway Parish Council News
IMPORTANT NOTE: The date of the January 2014 Sway Parish Council meeting has been changed to be Thursday 30th. January 2014 (at 7:30pm in the Jubilee Field Pavilion).
Stephen Tarling’s news bulletin Latest news
(following the 28 Nov 2013 Parish Council meeting – see the Dec/Jan edition of Sway News pages 46-49):
- Paul Garrod (Asst. Manager; Traffic Management & Road Safety, Hampshire County Council) kindly visited and spoke to a large meeting:
- Hamphire 20mph pilot schemes going ahead, slowly; so no progress on that in Sway is anticipated for about 2 years;
- Meanwhile HCC Highways will discuss with Sway residents and Parish Council traffic-calming measures to be put in place from next year’s budget: roundels, fake cattle grids, signage at entrances to sensitive areas…
- Speed survey to be set up on Manchester Road – dangerous area round the railway bridge.
- Cllr. Ken Thornber (our Councty Councillor) to the rescue of Sway which might otherwise be cut off by road closures at Setley Road cattle grid and Latchmore railway bridge and elsewhere all at the same time;
- Community speedwatch to come – Len Thomas is Sway co-ordinator. First targets probaby Pitmore Lane, Brighton Road and Arnewood Bridge Road at the Church Lane and Back Lane junction. Then Manchester Road. Please do not let it be locals who are the first to be found speeding! See also Dec/Jan Sway News page 43.
- New Grants Policy agreed – so donations to Cruse and towards a new mower for the Allotments.
- The NFDC consultation on increasing the number of Sway parish councillors asked whether 11 or 12 might be the better number, and the meeting agreed 12.
Next public Sway Parish Council meetings:
Planning and Transport Committee: Thursday 12th. December 2013 at 7:30pm in Jubilee Field Pavilion
Amenities Working Group: Thursday 19th. December 2013 at 7pm in Jubilee Field Pavilion
Parish Council Meeting: Thursday 19th. December 2013 at 7:30pm in Jubilee Field Pav
Stephen Tarling’s news bulletin
- Housing need survey has been delivered to all Sway households. If you live in Sway Civil Parish and have not received a survey please contact Catherine Kirkham on 01962 857362 or firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline for responses: 28 Nov 2013.
- Osborne’s Site Manager and team reported on progress with the night-time working on Sway Station platforms: work is delayed due to works at Brockenhurst station – the noisiest work is expected to start mid November for about a month;
- Five private household applications and one tree work application have been granted by New Forest NPA;
- Two new tree applications and four new planning applications supported by Sway;
- Sway response to draft new Statement of Community Involvement agreed;
- Only 1 planning application pending, but now 13 enforcement investigations underway;
- NFNPA still offer FREE pre-application planning advice – highly recommended if you are contemplating applying for planning permission.
- ‘Fix my street’ may be a better way of getting highways work done that going to Hampshire Councty Council Highways Please try reporting at http://www.fixmystreet.com/
- Community Speedwatch coming soon – meeting 15 Nov 2013…
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