Rebuilding a wall and reuniting a community

Monday, 27 March, 2017

Work to rebuild a failing wall in Emsworth is set to begin next month.

Costing £115,000, the work is due to begin from 10 April.  Contributions of £60,000 from Havant Borough Council and £55,000 from Hampshire County Council (HCC) will see the long awaited wall rebuilt over a nine week period.

Preparation works to temporarily lay gas lines to the effected houses by Southern Gas Network (SGN) have now been completed.

Throughout the works temporary lights to control traffic will be in place, with a four day closure being expected between 8 – 11 May.  This is to allow a large crane to be placed on site.

Councillor David Guest, Cabinet Lead for Economy, Planning and Development, said: “We are extremely pleased this work can finally take place and allow North Street to be restored.

The wall, in North Street, Emsworth, has been in such poor condition, the footpath next to it has been closed and effectively separated the north and south sides of Emsworth town. The continued partnership working between Havant Borough Council with HCC and SGN has proves what we can do when we work together.”

The path is set to be re-opened in mid-June with local firm Caroway Contractors Ltd undertaking the majority of the work.