Do You Remember 70's TV
We've received a request for any information about the location of some of the scenes from the 1970s TV series "Survivors" (supposed to have neem filmed between East and West Tytherley). If you have any information please email Steve by clicking here.
You can view part of an episode on Youtube by clicking here. Steve's interested in the location for the first five minutes of the excerpt.
The road between Lockerley Church and Butts Green is closed every night for two weeks from 5th March between 21:00 and 06:00 for bridge repairs. This means that to or from get to Romsey and beyond, during the late evening and nightime, you will need to travel either via Whiteparish and the A27, or via Yew Tree Lane, or up North Walk from East Tytherley towards Broughton and then down the A3084 through Mottisfont. Each of these routes involves narrow lanes and, at the moment, deep potholes diguised as puddles. Please take care and allow additional time for your journey.
If you don't like narrow lanes, travelling from West Dean to Romsey via Whaddon and the A36/A27 adds only an additional 3.5 miles each way!
Test Valley have established an emergency flood contact that is open day and night. You can email them at: email@example.com
If you need sandbags, phone test Valley council 0n 01794 527700
You can view the local EA information here.
The local five-day forecast can be found here.
Two portaloos have been delivered. They are next to the shop.
The graph (below) is from the Environment Agency Website. It shows the level in their borehole at Lopcombe Corner. The read line is the actual water level in metres above their datum level. You can see that groundwater rose about 22 metres in under two weeks as the record rainfall entered the aquifer. Also looking at the graph, you can see how last year the water level dropped rapidly back to under 90 metres before gradually falling during the summer and autumn. Last year, the ground water came within two feet of the surface so it would seem that the danger point for West Tytherley is a borehole level of 96 metres. Roll on spring, leaves on trees and grass growing!
Major Engineering Work
Network Rail will undertake major engineering work between Redbridge and Southampton central every weekend from now until Early May. On several weekends including Easter there will be no service through Southampton Central and a replacement bus service will operate. You can find out more at the Southwest Trains website by clicking here (opens in a new window).
Kosmos (live music) - 15th March (supper optional)