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Problem with rats?

Problems with rats?     Unfortunately rats are a problem in the city.  A SCC environmentalist explained to me that the growth in their population rose significantly when the Environment Agency (water) stopped using poison in drains and sewers.  Rat problems often show themselves as the seasons change and the weather gets cooler.  The rodents come closer to humans and seek out warmer places to...
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Phase 4 of The Avenue works: see closure details below

Just be aware – Southampton City Council has issued the following with regard to the closure of part of The Avenue from 8 pm to 6 am for up to one week. This week starts from tonight, Monday 27 September. OVERNIGHT WORKS STARTING ON THE AVENUE TONIGHT FOR UP TO ONE WEEK We’ll be starting overnight works from tonight to deliver the final section of segregated cycle lanes along The...
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University of Southampton dates for Freshers’ Programme for new and returning students

The University of Southampton has informed us that students are now returning to the city and they wanted to keep local residents updated on the additional activities that the Students’ Union (SUSU) will be providing for them. Over the next 3 weeks, from Monday 20th September to Sunday 11th October, they we will be running a Freshers programme for new and returning students. This includes...
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Road closures on Westwood Road and Northlands Road – see details below!

As part of the continuing works along The Avenue and Winn/Westwood/Highfield Roads, Westwood Road will be closed for 3 weeks from tomorrow (11 August). See more in the link below. While posting, Northlands Road will be closed from 6 am to 12 midnight on Saturday 14 August for ‘Let’s Rock’ on The Common. There’s a lot going on!...
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Southampton’s Outdoor Sports Centre: Public Consultation

Southampton’s Outdoor Sports Centre: Public consultation View as a webpage / Share Public consultation on the Outdoor Sports Centre Have your say on the Draft Masterplan of Improvements. From 6 August – 31 October 2021, you can take part in our public consultation on the Draft Masterplan of Improvements for the Outdoor Sports Centre. Improvements proposed in the draft masterplan include:...
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There is an overnight road closure (10 pm to 6 am) on 5 August from Lodge Road to Highfield Avenue

According to Southampton City Council’s ‘City News’, there will be an overnight closure (10pm – 6am) on 5 August from Lodge Road to Highfield Avenue for resurfacing work. You can keep up to date with local travel information by following@scchighways on Twitter or by visiting the Interactive Roadworks Map:...
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Recent attempted and actual house burglaries in the Highfield area

Just a heads-up, over the last few days there have been several attempted and one actual burglary in parts of Highfield represented by members of the HRA Crime information sharing Whatsapp Group. There appears to be a very organised approach. In the one house break-in, the place was ransacked. We understand that the Police have responded swiftly. Stay vigilant and take all the necessary...
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Update on Avenue works below.

Note in Phase 3, which starts from 9 August for up to 3 weeks, works to modify the junction mouth with Westwood Road and install a continuous footway crossing will require the closure of the Westwood Road junction for the duration. Southampton City Council Over the last month, we have been working to install a new toucan crossing and continuous crossings on The Avenue, as well as making junction...
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