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Forestry England


As a result of verges suffering from overrun, Forestry England will commence work in October/November 2019 to remove old rotten or no longer serviceable dragon’s teeth, and installing new ones closer to the road edge.

Here's the list of locations, with maps attached below:-

SS1 Layby - entrance road to Fritham Lodge - move barrier down by cottage to roadside near layby - barrier re-positioned in line with the old bank line and reditch towards cross roads.

SS2 Straight Mile – D & B to road side to stop trespass and verge parking.

SS3 (Longbeech campsite – DT's to back of Longbeech Cottage, poss. D & B the other side of the house. Renew DT's - look at D & B to secure. Metal barrier has been installed.

SS3 Ocknell entrance extended, reduce bell mouth, remould bank, poss. DT’s on removed layby, informal layby opposite to campsite - DT off, parking by A31 - fly tipping area - bank worn down through trespass - remake bank or DT off the lay by.

SS4 Rufus Stone – Lay bys - Either side of the road. Currently log placed A 31 end to stop trespass/parking - install barrier. DT both lay bys to stop further erosion of forest and unofficial use of bank to dump, access, poaching, scramble bikes and ON camping. Currently temp. signage directing drivers to Rufus Stone car park.

SS5 Sir Walter Tyrrell - move barrier to opposite the unused gate in to the Tyrrell car park, re do D & B/DT's closer to the road to remove unofficial lay by.

SS6 Bramshaw road to Lamb - DT triangle to stop vehicles cutting the corner and parking; also look to install measures towards the cattle grid as there are none in place currently. DT along the road to the Lamb, both sides where verge parking observed. Nomansland Cottage - DT opposite cottage moving DT's closer to the road and DT green in front of the property, reduce bell mouth. Looking towards the pub remake ditch and bank and bring closer to the road. Poss. move old car park barrier closer to the road. By Bus stop Chien Lunatique/Hill Top move DT's closer to the road, vehicles currently parking obscuring the bus stop. Look at erecting signage - no parking.

SS7 Nomansland to Pipers Wait – Parking around village green opposite the Lamb is maintained by PC. Reported that garage storing vehicles overnight/residents parking in area. Nomansland garage have been spoken too and an Estates licence to be issues to park 4/5 vehicles x 2 deep, all other verge parking opposite the garage to be removed by using DT's, make entrance smaller by barrier - bell mouth. Continue DT's towards Pipers Wait opposite new build to stop vehicle parking. Replace old DT's by garage in front of properties 2m apart up to new property, define access road to property both sides with DT's. At Pipers Wait both sides of the road re-profile the ditch bringing it closer to the road, grips on hill to ensure any surplus water goes into ditch/drain. Opposite Pipers Wait car park remake the worn down bank using surplus from ditching work. Continue Ditch and Bank work to stop verge parking by the car park and up the road towards Long Cross. At Nomansland going towards cattle grid install DT's by property and replace removed DT's - this bit is HLF passed to Rec. team.

SS8 Longcross - Verge restoration D & B up the road where old measures worn down, re-profile ditch closer to the road and spoil placed at roadside. At FC properties remove logs and DT.

SS9 Fritham - Originally looked at reducing the parking on the right by the pub, but any removal of parking needs to be part of the bigger picture for the parking provision in the area i.e. Fritham car park and RMS recommendations. GN reported that Police signage and CCTV would be installed at Fritham car park in due course. First phase is to protect the green from trespass verge parking and further erosion. Look to move DT's closer to the road and replace rotten and missing ones, use low rails to stop illegal trespass by 4 x 4 & tractors. Continue measures towards Janesmoor.

SS10 Eyeworth Highlighted as a bad area for verge parking – Eroded lay by on Matt Davies beat could DT but would need to leave passing places. Early speckled orchid and poss. water main - speak to Matt. Need to be careful that any measure put in place on Sandy’s beat does not have a knock on effect on Matts.

SS11 Fritham- Janesmoor Re do D & B, to stop verge erosion, cutting corners and trespass.

SS12 Fritham Cottage - Redo D & B and either continue D & B down to Old School House and Fritham Cottage, or renew DT's currently installed but rotten.

SS13 Fritham Nursing Home/Fritham Lodge - Move DT's closer to the access road to Fritham Nursing Home and DT other side to stop further verge erosion/trespass. Install barrier to allow access to the green.

SS14 – Barrier at Ocknell plain towards Holly Hatch – If possible reduce the size of pull in/bell mouth & re-angle barrier.

SS15 - Eyeworth – Powder Mill barrier - Move barrier forward, use bank on left going towards Godshill to help reinstate eroded gravel area and DT to close off and reduce bell mouth, Do same on the other side and DT up the road past the sign to the road.

SS16 – Bramshaw road to Longcross (Roger Penny Way) - Several eroded laybys and inclosure entrances - needing either closing off or narrowing with DT's

SS18 – Bramshaw Stocks Cross – Bramble Hill – Verge parking opposite Housing Assoc. houses on right hand side – DT The majority of the work identified in this MOSA will be done under HLS, although some will be done as regular FE maintenance.