Once a year the Wallington Village Community Association (WVCA) invites Officers and Councillors from both Fareham Borough Council and Hampshire County Council to a walk around the village. Many issues from potholes to fences and flooding to tree management are discussed in an informal atmosphere and the officers get the chance to see, at first hand, the problems that affect the daily lives of village residents.
The picture below shows village committee members, including Councillor Katrina Trott, with council officers discussing drainage and roads in Broadcut, on the border of Wallington village.
Arising from these walk rounds, the WVCA has recently provided funding for the installation of a new street light on top of the footbridge from Wallington to Fareham town across Wallington Way dual carriageway and for the complete resurfacing of the historically important Five Arch Bridge. Further funding is being negotiated to replace the fencing along the stretch of the river Wallington in the village. These works have been made possible by the close cooperation over many years between the village and the two councils.
We think similar events could be very advantageous to some of the other villages making up the borough of Fareham.