Highways and Drainage Log

The following list shows OPEN highways and drainage problems reported in the Parish.

If you wish to report a problem, please contact the Boldre Parish Council (BPC) Parish Clerk using the Contact Us page. You can also log issues with Hampshire Highways using thier  website.

Problems that have been reported but are now considered CLOSED can be found by clicking here.​

15/002 - School Lane East side between Pilley Hill and Warborne Lane

DateDetails
01 Dec 2015 School Lane East side between Pilley Hill and Warborne Lane. Blocked ditch and overgrown hedge
09 Dec 2015 Draft letter prepared for BPC Council meeting 14 Dec 2015
14 Dec 2015

Letter to Warborne Farm, Warborne Lane, Boldre, Lymington, SO41 5QD

Letter states that BPC understands that ownership of fields adjacent to that part of School Lane is not certain.  However, help in rectifying the problem would be appreciated, either by cutting the hedge and clearing the ditch, or by asking the new owners to contact us.

31 Jan 2016 Further letter sent to Warborne Farm requesting a reply to the above letter dated 14 Dec 2015, along with a copy of the Flood Risk leaflet published by Hampshire County Council.
8 Feb 2016

Reply received from Warboune Farm.  The most northerly section of the field is owned by a lady who lives at Shallowmead, at the bottom of Pilley Hill. The other parcels were bought from us as detailed in accompanying email. Lot 3 has been divided and one part sold on but Warbourne Farm have nothing more recent on ownership or contact details.

15/003 - Boldre Lane - all three corners of the triangle (at the Northern end of Boldre Lane)

DateDetails
01 Dec 2015 Boldre Lane – all three corners of the triangle (at the Northern end of Boldre Lane).  Drainage grills are in the wrong places  Water gathers resulting in sheet of ice in freezing weather.  Has been discussed with HCC for many years
09 Dec 2015 Draft letter prepared For BPC Council meeting 14 Dec 2015
15 Dec 2015 Letter to Assistant Engineer, Highways, Hampshire County Council - Letter asks for comments on how these problems can be overcome and if they fall within the responsibility of Hampshire County Council (HCC) when action will be taken to rectify them.
22 Dec 2015 At a site meeting on 22/12/15, Hampshire Highways stated that no money was available to investigate this problem until at least April 2016.
21 Jan 2016 Further letter sent to the Assistant Engineer, Highways asking, as a matter of urgency, that budgets be revisited to hopefully find a way to finance the rectification of the problems listed in our letter of 15 Dec 2015.

15/004 - Boldre Chase

DateDetails
01 Dec 2015 Boldre Chase.  Drains inadequate.  Flooding adjacent to Shallows Lane.
09 Dec 2015 Draft letter prepared For BPC Council meeting 14 Dec 2015
15 Dec 2015 Letter to Assistant Engineer, Highways, Hampshire County Council - Letter asks for comments on how these problems can be overcome and if they fall within the responsibility of Hampshire County Council (HCC) when action will be taken to rectify them.
22 Dec 2015  At a site meeting on 22/12/15, Hampshire Highways stated that no money was available to investigate this problem until at least April 2016.
21 Jan 2015 Further letter sent to the Assistant Engineer, Highways asking, as a matter of urgency, that budgets be revisited to hopefully find a way to finance the rectification of the problems, listed in our letter of 15 Dec 2015.

15/005 - Royden Lane outside Club Cottage

DateDetails
01 Dec 2015 Royden Lane outside “Club Cottage".  Serious flooding in spite of work done by HCC in the recent years
09 Dec 2015 Draft letter prepared For BPC Council meeting 14 Dec 2015
15 Dec 2015 Letter to Assistant Engineer, Highways, Hampshire County Council - Letter asks for comments on how these problems can be overcome and if they fall within the responsibility of Hampshire County Council (HCC) when action will be taken to rectify them.
22 Dec 2015 At a site meeting on 22/12/15, Hampshire Highways stated that no money was available to investigate this problem until at least April 2016.
21 Jan 2015 Further letter sent to the Assistant Engineer, Highways asking, as a matter of urgency, that budgets be revisited to hopefully find a way to finance the rectification of the problems, listed in our letter of 15 Dec 2015.

15/006 - Southern end of Boldre Lane near junction with A337

DateDetails
01 Dec 2015 Southern end of Boldre Lane near junction with A337.  Flooded road impassable for pedestrians.
09 Dec 2015 Draft letter prepared For BPC Council meeting 14 Dec 2015
15 Dec 2015 Letter to Assistant Engineer, Highways, Hampshire County Council - Letter asks for comments on how these problems can be overcome and if they fall within the responsibility of Hampshire County Council (HCC) when action will be taken to rectify them.
22 Dec 2015 At a site meeting on 22/12/15, Hampshire Highways stated that no money was available to investigate this problem until at least April 2016.
21 Jan 2016 Further letter sent to the Assistant Engineer, Highways asking, as a matter of urgency, that budgets be revisited to hopefully find a way to finance the rectification of the problems, listed in our letter of 15 Dec 2015.

15/007 - Bottom of Pilley Hill - gateway near Boldre Bridge adjacent to Rodlease Lane junction on South side

DateDetails
02 Nov 2015 Bottom of Pilley Hill  - gateway near Boldre Bridge adjacent to Rodlease Lane junction on South side.
10 Nov 2015 Parish Council wrote to landowners Longdown Management Ltd.  Requested measures to prevent pooling of water at gateway at bottom of Pilley Hill on the South side of junction of Pilley Hill at Rodlease Lane
01 Dec 2015 Email & Letter from Longdown suggesting a meeting with Longdown Management Ltd representative
03 Dec 2015 Site meeting agreed for Tuesday 22nd December 3pm
07 Dec 2015 Email received confirming Hampshire Highways will attend the site meeting (Enquiry 21190601)
22 Dec 2015 Site meeting held.  Possible ditch work and cutting back vegetation discussed.  Funding issues to be investigated.
21 Jan 2016 Email sent to Longdown Management explaining that BPC have no budget to part fund any work, but may be able to call upon two pairs of hands to cut back vegetation and potentially ditch dig, to work with your staff.
18 Feb 2016 Email received from Longdown Management suggesting highway water causes the pooling at the gateway and that any ditch work to alleviate this would not be done at Longdown's expense.

15/008 - Bottom of Pilley Hill - between the Lymington River at Boldre Bridge and Rodlease Lane on North side.

DateDetails
02 Nov 2015 Bottom of Pilley Hill - between the Lymington River at Boldre Bridge and Rodlease Lane on North side. Blocked ditch - road floods after heavy rain. Potential severe ice problem in winter
10 Nov 2015 Parish Council wrote to landowners Longdown Management Ltd.  Requested ditch clearance between Lymington River at Boldre Bridge and Rodlease Lane.
01 Dec 2015 Email & Letter from Longdown suggesting a meeting with Longdown Management Ltd representative
03 Dec 2015 Site meeting agreed for Tuesday 22nd December 3pm
07 Dec 2015 Email received confirming Hampshire Highways will attend the site meeting (Enquiry 21190601)
22 Dec 2015 Site meeting held.  Possible ditch work and cutting back vegetation discussed.  Funding issues to be investigated.
21 Jan 2016 Email sent to Longdown Management explaining that BPC has no budget to part fund any work, but may be able to call upon two pairs of hands to cut back vegetation and potentially ditch dig, to work with your staff.
18 Feb 2016 Email from Longdown Management suggesting ditch work may be funded next year, but that the problem is not pressing due to the work done so far by Hampshire Highways.

15/009 - Norley Wood to East End road. Sunken roadside ditches results in hazardous vehicle passing

DateDetails
17 Nov 2015 Norley Wood to East End road.  Sunken roadside ditches results in hazardous vehicle passing.  Also flooding problems.
26 Jul 2015 BPC first wrote to the Flood and Water Management Team, Hampshire County Council. Site meeting requested, stating that this is BPC’s top priority road/roadside problem.  Cllr Thornber asks to be present at any site meeting
09 Oct 2015 Standard email received from HCC.  Enquiry Reference: 21182308.  Enquiry Type: Drainage Defect.  Location: Norley Wood Road
12 Nov 2015 Highways Operation Centre, Hampshire County Highways, wrote to Clerk stating: Our Local Highway Engineer has confirmed that this is not maintained by Hampshire County Highways and has suggests you contact the Forestry commission who should be able to assist.
31 Jan 2016

Letter and Flood Risk leaflet sent to Pylewell Park following decision made at January Parish Council meeting.  Letter states that the sunken roadside ditches results in hazardous vehicle passing and ditch water flowing across the road.  This problem has also been raised with us by local residents.

We understand the Pylewell Estate may own these verges and your help in rectifying the problem would therefore be appreciated. However, if this area is not your responsibility please let us know.

8 Feb 2016

Reply received from Pylewell Park with a plan marking the Pylewell Estate boundary in red between Thatchers Lane and Norley Copse. Reply states that the Estate does not own any land to the North of this lane and there is only a short section of Estate land abutting the lane to the South of Norley Copse.

Pylewell agent will take a look at the Estate land that boarders the lane when next at Pylewell but notes that a recent roadside tree survey did not flag up any problems with the lane in question.

Road and edges inspected and found satisfactory in late 2016.  This issue is now considered CLOSED

16/001 - Problems all the way down Brook Hill, Norley Wood.

DateDetails
03 Jan 2016

Problems all the way down Brook Hill, Norley Wood: Reported by Parish Councillor

A ditch within the vicinity of ‘Oakdene’ beginning at the junction with Joys Lane running downhill towards ‘Willows’ was piped by the landowners but has been blocked for some considerable time.  Further down Brook Hill on the Eastern side (adjacent to ‘Sparrows’) the underground pipes and culvert are blocked causing water to run along the roadside.

Just before the Ford at Plummers Water, underground pipes either side of the road are blocked causing water to run along the road surface down to the stream.  Stone Hill on the other side of Plummers Water has a similar problem with ditches that have been piped but now blocked.  Travelling further South past St Mary’s Church there is a further blocked culvert at the little triangle just prior to South Baddesley School.

The whole Brook Hill carriageway is very messy.

22 Jan 2016 Letter requesting action sent to the Assistant Engineer, Highways, Hampshire County Council detailing blocked drains and ditches in this vicinity.

16/002 - Flooding in premises along Hundred Lane

DateDetails
28 Jan 2016 Flooding in premises along Hundred Lane, Portmore reported by resident of the Thatched House.  Visit made by Parish Clerk on 29 Jan 2016 who spoke to the resident (who was abroad) on the phone.  Flooding from adjacent paddock and farmland to the North of the house.  Note that the house does sit below the level of the adjacent paddock.
5 Feb 2016 NFDC Land Drainage Engineer reports a watercourse blockage in an adjoining property, but information from Housing Officers is awaited.

16/003 - Pothole in Jordans Lane near Portmore

DateDetails
31 Jan 2016

Pothole in Jordans Lane near Portmore

Pothole already logged on HampshireCC website, but further information and photo added by Boldre Parish Clerk. Minor road but pothole is large and very deep. Trackit number 21200642 on Hants website

28 Feb 2016

Apparently resolved by Hampshire Highways on 25 Feb 2016 as follows:

"We have completed any necessary actions relating to the initial enquiry or reported problem and the enquiry has now been closed".

To be confirmed by BPC.

29 Feb 2016 Parish Clerk inspected this pothole.  It has NOT been repaired.  It is about 1m in diameter and about 8cm deep.  Contacted Hampshire Highways again on 2nd March 2016.  Trackit No.21208247 allocated.
3 May 2016 This pothole was partially repaired when checked in mid-March.  However, the promised feedback from 'Trackit' has not been received.

This problems was further inspected late 2016 and is considered resolved.  Issue CLOSED.

16/004 Pilley Hill road Repairs

The poor state of repair of Pilley Hill has been reported again to Hampshire Highways.  Several photographs have been sent to Hants engineers.  Two potholes are particularly deep. A permanent solution to these and other potholes on Pilley Hill is required.  Pilley Hill was identified as part of Operation Resilience in April 2015 - a county road repairs program.  Hampshire Trackit ID 211221131 refers to one of the deep potholes.  Peter Lock, Boldre Parish Clerk

Reply received from Hants Highways:

  • Enquiry type: Pothole
  • Location: PILLEY HILL, PILLEY, HAMPSHIRE
  • Current Status: Works Passed to Contractor
  • Status Changed: 10/05/2016 11:15:32
  • The enquiry you raised has been inspected and does require action. Defects of this nature are added to our contractor's work programme and are normally processed within two months. Please note, this could take longer depending on the severity of the issue, availability of resource and severe weather events.

More robust repairs were completed.  Further problems are expected in the winter of 2016/17 but this issue is considered CLOSED.

16/005 The Shallows Lane

This lane is in a deplorable state.  Landowners on either side of this lane were written to on 6th July 2016 asking them to clear their ditches by the Parish Council.   One landowner has replied.  We await a reply and action from the landowner on the Northern side of the lane.  The local Fishing Club have asked to be involved in the planning phase of any work effecting the river.

On 15th August 2016 BPC wrote to Hampshire County Council asking for assistance by:

  • erecting barriers to prevent unauthorised access from either end of the lane
  • persuading the landowner on the Northern side to clear their ditches and clean the lane (or to fund the work by BPC)
  • providing suitable erosion control measures in the river to minimise effects on the footbridge and associated  infrastucture.

On 27 September 2016, BPC met the Northern side land agent and Hampshire County officers to discuss remedial work.

On 5 October 2016, BPC met the land agent and Bournemouth Water officers to further discuss ditch clearance.  Hampshire officers were also on-site cleaning the lane.  Options for declasifying the lane to a cycleway/footpath, plus suitable barriers were further discussed.

In November 2016 the lane was cleaned by Hampshire Highways and the North side ditch cleared by the landowner after BPC cut back the vegetation.  The lane subsequently became flooded but has drained well as the river subsided.  Efforts continue to get the lane reclassified as a cycleway/footpath, plus the use of barriers to prevent vehicles with three or more wheels using the lane.

Further fly-tipping in the lane has occurred.  Meeting now arranged with Hampshire Highways in early February to pursue the process of lane reclassification.  Landowners with access from the lane have been contacted requesting their feedback.

Several meetings with Hampshire Highways staff during 2017 have resulted in a reclassification project to erect barriers that could be raised and lowered by landowners and Utility staff.  These barriers would allow only pedestrians, cycles and horses to pass through under normal circumstances.

A consultation period ended in July 2017.  BPC now await a report from Hampshire Highways and the next steps in this reclassification project.  In the mean time, vehicles continue to access the lane (and get stuck) so that the lane is almost back to the poor state that it was in in September 2016.  Several requests for information updates have been sent to Hampshire Highways during September and October 2017.

 

17/001 William Gilpin School

DateDetails
01 Jun 2017 Gravel area to the South of the school entrance on the far side of Pilley Street is due to be repaired [improved] by Hampshire Highways

17/002 Burnt House Lane - Overhanging trees

01 July 2017   Trees registered as requiring pruning, overhanging highway.  Logged on Hampshire Highways website 7030935.

11 July 2017   Hampshire website states that No Maintenance is Required.

28 July 2017   Sent Email to Hampshire Highways - "We have been advised nothing needs to be done.  However, several of our Councillors and I do not agree as this appears dangerous to us.  Several larges branches hanging down to about head height, particularly on the Western part of Burnt House lane.  Can you please ask for a reassessment.?  Happy to meet on site as necessary.

7 Oct 2017   Hampshire Highways have agreed to inspect this issue again.

17/003 Bridge on Church Lane, Pilley

29 Aug 2017   Railings (promised by Hampshire Highways) on the bridge adjacent to the access to Footpath 33, to match the wooden post and rail installed for the footpath.  Reference 21306436.

17/004 Rope Hill & Red Lion premises in Boldre

15 Oct 2017   At times of heavy rain water runs down Rope Hill.  Road levels have changed in recent years resulting in water entering the Red Lion premises.  Request raised with Hampshire Highways for improvements to ditches up Rope Hill and/or a deflection curb near the public House to prevent this infiltration.  Logged on Highways website as 21317969.

18 Oct 2017   Hampshire Highways website states:

  • Enquiry type: Drainage Problem    
  • Location: ROPE HILL, BOLDRE, HAMPSHIRE   
  • Current Status: No Maintenance Work Required    
  • Status Changed: 18/10/2017 16:01:43

The enquiry you raised has been inspected.     As it does not present a hazard to highway users it does not require action at this time.

To be discussed by BPCouncil on 13 Nov 2017