M4 Smart Motorway Update

M4

Please find below the latest newsletter from Highways England regarding the upgrading of the M4 motorway between Junc 3 and Jnc 12. The work is expected to start in September 2018 and be complete by March 2022.

Additional information can be found on the project website.


Cemetery bench

Cemetery bench

Cemetery bench before renovation

Cemetery bench

Cemetery bench after renovation

 

The bench behind the Chapel has now been restored and returned to the cemetery.

(July 2018)


Blacklands Copse woodland management 2016 programme

Work will begin on the 2016 Blacklands Copse harvesting programme in July.

Please see the attached map showing the various parcels of timber to be worked. The felling of Cpt 9a will no doubt have the biggest impact with regard to noise & visual disturbance. Timings are somewhat weather/ground conditions dependant but the harvesting works should take in the region of 4-6 weeks and a further 1 to 2 weeks of further machine work to tidy compartment 9a & 7f of brash.

The fencing and planting work will then follow at some point next winter 2016/17.

There will be in the region of 1,500 Tonne of timber being extracted, so the stacking area and harvesting sites will be very busy with machinery. Please take notice of (conform with) all warning & instructional signs, as Health and Safety is of paramount importance.

If you have any questions please contact

Ralph Gascoigne BSc (Hons)

Wessex Woodland Management Ltd

01488 685 007 or 07818 417 824

Broadband Improvement Project - Sept 2015 update

The latest update from the Superfast project team at West Berks is that for phase 2 a contract has been awarded to Gigaclear to provide a fibre-to-the-premise (FTTP) solution across this remaining area before the end of 2017. This will therefore apply to large parts of Bucklebury that are still waiting for a superfast solution.

The project team is currently going through some detailed analysis of properties and postcodes and expect to have a high level roll out plan by the end of September 2015.

We will provide an update as soon as it is available and all information relating to Superfast Broadband can be found at: http://www.superfastberkshire.org.uk/.