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Press Release

8 November

Public re-directed as extensive scrub clearing takes place on Portchester Common

Residents are being asked by Fareham Borough Council to follow guidance at Portchester Common when work to cut back overgrown shrubs and scrub effecting power lines north of the motorway starts on 11th November.

 

The power lines which run west to east along much of the southern end of Portchester Common are owned by Scottish and Southern Electricity (SSE).

 

SSE contractors will undertake the work, which involves clearing a 5 metre wide corridor through the scrub under their power lines. SSE have also agreed with Fareham Borough Council to extend the clearance work beyond the power lines, at their own expense, to recover grassland and improve the habitat for native wildlife.

 

Weather permitting the work is expected to last 5 days. To safeguard users guidelines will be posted at the site notifying people to avoid the southern end of the common, to keep pets on leads (if walking through the central section) and follow directions issued by SSE where instructed.

 

Councillor for Portchester ward, Cllr Roger Price said: "Although restrictions will be in place people will still be able to use the common, in the interest of their safety we ask for their cooperation during this period."                                                        

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For further information contact:

Jacey Jarman, PR and Marketing Support Officer, tel: 01329 824518

fax: 01329 824505, e-mail: publicity@fareham.gov.uk

This and previous media releases can be viewed on the Council's website: www.fareham.gov.uk/pressreleases

 

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