Junctions 12 to 13: Hermitage – Bridge Refurbishment
Work to replace the beams and waterproofing material to the bridges which carry the M4 over the B4009 Hampstead Norreys Road near Hermitage, Brocks Lane near Frilsham and Burnt Hill Road.
Overnight closures with narrow lanes and a 50mph speed restriction are in place during the scheme for your safety and that of our workforce.
To replace the beams we will need to close the M4 between junctions 12 and 13 over a number of full weekends.
The three local authority roads will remain open for the majority of the scheme, closing only during the erection/dismantling of the scaffolding equipment and during all weekend closures of the M4.
Preliminary works along the M4, between junctions 12 and 13, is progressing well and in October the narrow lane traffic management is scheduled to be installed.
To assist with onsite activities and the installation of the traffic management, the following full overnight closures of the M4 have been programmed:
- Monday 9th, Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th October – full EASTBOUND closures from junction 13 to 12
- Friday 13th, Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th October – full WESTBOUND closures from junction 12 to 13
Significant delays are expected during these weekend closure periods, and it is advisable that you plan ahead of your journey to allow for extra time or avoid this route where possible.
During all closures a clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A4 (through Newbury, Thatcham and Woolhampton).
IMPORTANT NEWS FROM PEASEMORE VILLAGE CRICKET CLUB
Cricket has been played on the village green in Peasemore every summer for over 60 years. But now there is a real risk that 2017 will have been the club’s last active year. In recent years, but particularly this year it’s been hard, often impossible to put a team together. Despite being an inclusive club in terms of age, sex and ability we simply can’t secure 11 participants often enough to fulfil fixtures.
The PVCC Committee wish to ensure the village is aware of the situation and to specifically seek support in keeping the club in existence. In November we’ll meet to determine the clubs immediate future so having a picture of what support exists in the village before then would be helpful.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
PVCC’s biggest problem is very simple – we arrange around six home and six away Sunday fixtures each season, but we don’t have sufficient people who are ready and willing to play either on a regular or occasional basis. That means we have to cancel matches which is bad for the reputation of the club and village. Getting a match on isn’t just about players though, we need to arrange fixtures, collect membership and match fees, purchase kit, organise scorers and umpires, prepare and maintain the cricket pitch, write newspaper match reports… and importantly organise and serve cricket teas, for which Peasemore has become famous. All of this requires people who will offer a some regular help, either on the field or off - that is what we don’t have and that is what we are appealing for.
If you would like to see cricket continue to be played in Peasemore then please consider how you might personally get involved either as a player, a helper, or both and contact one of the PVCC Committee before the end of October.
We hope you agree that village cricket can still be a central part of the Peasemore community and look forward to receiving your support
St Barnabas Church, Peasemore
Harvest Family Service followed by bring and share lunch.
Our family service will held at 11:00am to which everyone is most welcome. If any children would like to help decorate the pew ends in the church for this special service please get in touch with Jenny Maskell.
Immediately following the service we plan to have a cold harvest lunch in the village hall. Again, instead of selling tickets we thought it would be nice for everyone to bring something along for all to share as this worked really well last year. If you would like to join us please call Jenny on 248540 and let her know what you plan to bring and how many of you there will be so that we can sure of seating everyone. There will be drinks available at the hall and donations to the church would be much appreciated to help with the cost.
If you would like to make any donations of food, toiletries, second hand warm clothing, bedding (including sleeping bags) or towels please bring them along to the church (or call June Hateley on 248451) to arrange collection) and they will be taken to the homeless shelter behind the baptist church in Newbury. Fresh produce would be welcome to decorate the church to celebrate the harvest and afterwards it will be cooked to feed those who come to Loose Ends as Nicky Sanderson is a volunteer there.
Are you, or do you know a craftsperson local to Peasemore?
On 17th November we are holding our first Peasemore Artisan market from 6.30 to 9.30pm. We have lots of high quality stalls showcasing our very own talented designers and crafts people -greeting cards, beautiful jewellery, lifestyle and home wares, food and textiles but to name a few. There'll be a bar and cafe too - more details in our flyer very soon!
We still have a couple of spaces available. Tables are £10 to rent plus a raffle prize donation.
Please get in contact with Louise Weston if you’re interested or need more information. The proceeds from this event are going towards refurbishing the childrens playground on the cricket pitch
A nostalgic video compilation featuring some of the finest music, comedy and theatre from Peasemore past combned with a drink and some time to socialise.
A fundraising evening to support the provision of improved children's play facilities at the sports field.