Superfast broadband is not something that Kimpton has enjoyed, in fact quite the opposite. Sometimes it can depend on how far you cable loops around Kimpton that can effect what service you get. Hampshire county council have announced their plans for getting Superfast broadband to 95% of Hampshire by 2017. Kimpton is not on the plans for 2014 or 2015 but in evaluation for 2017 and that seems a long time away. Is there anything we can do? Well as councillors we will keep nagging away at the county councillors. You could register an interest in broadband with Hampshire county council, this (I would hope) give some sway in the area that do get upgraded and where in the schedule. Go to http://www.hants.gov.uk/broadband click on "Join the campaign!" and put in your address details to register an interest.
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.