This new facility for passengers and visitors is now available in the Booking Hall and completes the provision of second hand books at the 4 stations in the Partnership’s area.
If you have any books or DVDs you would like to donate to us to help maintain the bookcases please contact 07900 103296.
1) Let everyone know it’s here
2) If you have a more modern bookcase available to replace this rather old one, please contact me
3) If you have books and DVDs available to donate let me know
4) If anyone locally would like to look after the maintenance of the bookcase at Petersfield or Rowlands Castle please step forward (Liss and Liphook are managed by two local charity shops)
From 1 April 2015 The Hampshire older persons bus pass (blue stripe) will give free travel from 9.30am to 11pm, Monday to Friday from 1 April 2015.
Weekend and public holiday travel is free all day for passholders.
Disabled persons passes (orange stripe) are not affected.
Note: If a community has a bus between 9am and 9.29am and then no further departure before 10.31am, older persons passes will be valid from 9am on that specific journey.
Tel: 0300 555 1376 hants.gov.uk/concessionary-travel Calls to 0300 numbers are included in call packages, or charged at the same rate as 01 and 02 numbers. Costs may vary depending on your telecoms provider and whether you are calling from a landline or mobile. Further information about call charges can be found at www.ofcom.org.uk.
The East Hampshire Community Rail Partnership provides a link between the railway industry and local communities.
The Partnership aims to focus on the 4 rail stations which are central to the East Hampshire area of the SDNP. With their prime locations (Liphook, Liss, Petersfield, Rowlands Castle) the stations are being developed as key gateways to encourage more travel to the Park by train and to enable improved onward travel exploration by foot, cycle or bus.
You can follow the Partnership with Facebook www.facebook.com/easthampshirerail and by Twitter www.twitter.com/easthampshire rail.
Now includes a Sunday service, the tender for which has been won by Xelabus.
The Sunday service is funded from the Government’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund, following a successful bid by the South Downs National Park Authority in conjunction with local authorities including Hampshire County Council. This will run every Sunday from 18 May to 26 October 2014 inclusive, but that there will be no service on either of the two Bank Holiday Mondays.
Maintenance works are due to start in East Hampshire Car Parks from week commencing early May. At this stage It is not anticipated that there will be a need to close any car parks, however this may need to be reviewed if the safety of the public or workforce is at risk. There will be the necessity to close sections of the car parks to the public whilst the works are carried out, which will reduce the availability of spaces. Naturally we will endeavour to keep the disruption to the car park users to a minimum. Notices will be erected in the carparks in advance of the works.
The contractor will commence work in Grayshott, working south in the proposed order of Selborne, Liphook, Liss, Whitehill & Bordon, Four Marks, Chawton, Alton and Petersfield. It is anticipated that the works will take between 8 and 10 weeks in total.
On completion of the maintenance, a number of car parks will be re-lined, which will require some full closures. In order to keep disruption to a
minimum this will be carried out over 2 or 3 consecutive Sundays.
If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.
Consultation on Services Hampshire County Council is undertaking a county wide review of subsidised bus and community transport services together with a review of the discretionary elements of the Hampshire Concessionary Travel Scheme.
Savings of around £1.25-£1.5 million need to be identified as part of Hampshire County Council’s budget to support Passenger Transport services.
A number of options are being considered as part of the review:
• Reducing or ceasing support for Sunday services
• Reducing or ceasing support for evening services after 7pm
• Ceasing the 9am early start for the older persons bus pass
• Reducing the frequency and/or days of service
• Replacing bus services with taxishares or community transport services
• Reducing the amount of printed publicity with a greater use of electronic information
A consultation period on this will run until 31st May 2014.
Further information can be found at www.hants.gov.uk/transportconsultation2014