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HS2 – Local Drop in

Fusion on behalf of HS2 would like to invite you to a drop in for residents in the Chipping Warden area. About this event: At the drop in we will be able to share information with you on the progress of works in your area. There will be staff on hand to answer your questions and talk to you about the construction of the Chipping Warden bypass and other local works. When: Wednesday, 18th September, between 4pm and 7pm Where: Chipping Warden Village Hall, Culworth Rd, OX17 1LB Chipping Warden Drop In Poster_20190918 We look forward to seeing you.

HS2 Archaeology Presentation by Fusion

Archaeology Presentation HS2 Uncovering historic Britain Date: Tuesday 11th June 2019 Time: 7pm to 8pm Venue: Chipping Warden Village Hall, Culworth Road, Chipping Warden. OX17 1TL High Speed Two (HS2) is the new high speed railway for Britain. Before we build bridges, tunnels, tracks and stations we will be undertaking the largest programme of archaeology ever in the UK   We would like to invite you to an archaeological presentation to inform you about the scale of works being undertaken in your area and any findings to date.   Our lead Archaeologist Nick Finch will be bring along some of the items found and answer any questions you may have.   Community event C3 Archaeology

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HS2 Update – A361 Road Improvements

HS2 Update - A361 Road Improvements In case you are not aware,  Dawnus working on behalf of Fusion, HS2’s Enabling Works Contractor, entered administration on 14th  March 2019. Dawnus were appointed to construct the by-pass at Chipping Warden so work has been halted.  In addition, Dawnus was also the sub-contractor responsible for carrying out the necessary road improvements  through Wardington. These road works were expected to start soon but now will be subject to some delay. HS2 have advised us that the news about Dawnus was disappointing for them and the wider UK construction industry, HS2 and Fusion are working hard to implement contingency plans to ensure the works are delivered with minimal disruption. The latest update on Dawnus is that

Wardington Garden Club AGM

Wardington Garden Club   AGM 2019 The Club visits local gardens in the summer. We take part in the Fete at The Manor and have a visiting speaker in November. Our members represent all sizes and types of garden. Some are keen gardeners. Some just enjoy    looking at gardens. Some just like spending an evening with local friends. All are welcome. Our year starts with the AGM on Wednesday March 27 *********************************** AGM: Wednesday March 27 Time: 7.30pm Venue: The Memorial Hall *********************************** Come and collect your Programme and Discount Cards Wine & Soft drinks provided Potential Members and Guests welcome *********************************** Further information from Secretary Jane Pearson (01295) 750316 Treasurer Malcolm Patterson (01295) 750014  

HS2 – Wardington Presentation 5th December 2018

Attached is a link to the presentation slides used by HS2 at the community briefing held in Wardington Church, 5th December 2018. The briefing included presentations from the main contractors EiffageKier (EK) and Fusion. The Fusion slides include the proposed road and safety improvements to the A361 to manage the increased traffic volumes during the construction phase. This includes the widening of three corners through the village to allow vehicles to pass more easily, the installation of a Puffin crossing for pedestrians to access the bus stop and extending the 30mph limit by incorporating the signs into new village gates.  HS2-Wardington-Presentation-05-12-18 You can find more information and the latest news relating to HS2 in the local community by visiting -

HS2 – Traffic Surveys

HS2 Traffic Surveys Please see attached link relating to Advance Works Notification for traffic surveys to be carried out by Atkins on behalf of HS2. HS2-Atkins-Highway-Condition-Surveys-October-2018 HS2 anticipate that the coring surveys will be mid October for a couple of days and the FWD surveys will commence beginning of November for approximately two weeks. Drop in sessions: The next local-drop in session held by HS2, to keep you up to date about the project in the area, is on Tuesday, 2nd October 2018, at Chipping Warden Village Hall, 3-6pm. Other dates: Tuesday, 6th November 2018, 3-6pm Tuesday, 4th December 2018, 3-6pm   Wardington Parish Council

HS2 Update

HS2 Update   Wardington Parish Council have received an update regarding the progress of the following HS2 related work. By following the link in 3c more information is available.                                           The following link is a notice of works in your area,Chipping Warden relief road and site compound. RR-Compound_ChippingWarden   1.       Road Improvements Wardington and Chipping Warden: a.       Wardington road improvements are planned to be carried out in autumn. b.      Chipping Warden Relief Road is due to start in August with the site set up / compound work starting. Please see attached a notification for the works. 2.       U&A regarding engagement

HS2 Advanced Works Notifiction – Archaeological Surveys in Chipping Warden

We are  advised by HS2 that Fusion are scheduled to carry out Archaeological Trial Trenching Works in Chipping Warden . Please read the attached link “ Advanced Works Notification” , the notice provides relevant information regarding the works and also includes  location maps of the site. Archaeological-surveys-Chipping-Warden-AWN-C3012-CMYK-30-04-18-new... Please feel free to contact Lorraine from Fusion if you wish to discuss further.  Her contact details are below: Lorraine Kelly Community Liaison Officer m: +44 (0) 07591201439 e:Lorraine.kelly@fusion-jv.com w: www.fusion-jv.com a:  Fusion, Corner Block, 5th Floor, 2 Cornwall Street, Birmingham B3 2DL   Wardington HS2 Action Group

HS2 Community: Drop-in sessions

HS2 COMMUNITY DROP-IN SESSIONS   We will be holding our first drop-in session at Chipping Warden Village Hall in May. This will be an opportunity to come and speak with members of the delivery teams (both from Fusion and HS2). We will be continuing to hold monthly drop-in sessions within the wider community to discuss the plans and developments of the scheme. Fusion are working with local communities to keep them informed, and will provide dates in advance of impactful works, ranging from meetings with local community stakeholder groups, to holding further resident engagement events. * * * * * * *   First Event on Tuesday 8 May 2018 from 11am to 2pm Further events Tuesday 12 June 2018

Wardington Garden Club – AGM

         WARDINGTON GARDEN CLUB      AGM 2018 The Club visits gardens and other places of interest locally through the summer. We take part in the Fete at The Manor and have a visiting speaker in November. Our members represent all sizes and types of garden. Some are keen gardeners. Some just enjoy    looking at gardens. Some just like spending an evening with local friends. All are welcome.   Our year starts with the AGM on Thursday March 29 *********************************** AGM: Thursday March 29 Time: 7.30pm Venue: The Memorial Hall *********************************** Come and collect your Programme and Discount Cards Wine & Soft drinks provided Potential Members and Guests welcome *********************************** Further information from Secretary Jane Pearson