The Army are planning a rebasing of troops to the Tidworth area by 2018. These plans are now in a consultation stage, this runs from 19th February to the 1st April. The consultation document can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/salisbury-plain-training-area-master-plan-army-basing-programme
A public meeting is being held at Wellington Academy on Monday 3rd March at 19:00, here you can learn more about the MOD's plans for the area.
A Meeting was held between the TDPS (Thruxton and District Protection Society) and Thruxton race circuit, on 29th January 2014. To see the notes from the meeting please Click Here.
As we all know government cuts are happening over all services and these cuts are being made within the Library service. The Hampshire Library service need to reduce their budget by £300, 000 by April 2015. As a result of this they are proposing to reduce the mobile library service that they provide, this will go from 345 down to 230 stops.
Kimpton does have its own Phonebox Library service on the village green, this now has a childrens sections as well.
To protect homes and gardens from sewer flooding, pumps in operation at Mullens Pond, Fyfield and Kimpton. These are presently supported by four tankers.The need to overpump has been exacerbated by the wettest January in the South since records began. With groundwater levels continuing to rise, overpumps are necessary to protect homes as they can move huge volumes of water quickly, typically at a rate of 50 to 60 litres a second compared to a couple of litres a second of a tanker (measured over a 24 hour period). The pumps tranfers heavily diluted wastewater through settlement tanks into local water courses but you will appreciate that this is an emergency action to help protect the toilet and bathroom facilities of vulnerable customers.