Roadworks which looked set to cause chaos in Whitehill & Bordon in the run-up to Christmas have been postponed until the new year.

The decision was announced by Hampshire County Council officers who presented their plans to Whitehill Town Council’s executive committee on November 10.

Town council leader Cllr Andy Tree said: “I am pleased to confirm that the High Street/Chalet Hill/Budds Lane works are to be delayed to January 2023, meaning the roads should be fully open during the Christmas period.

“I wrote to Hampshire County Council about this as county councillor for Whitehill, Bordon and Lindford, suggesting work should be delayed until after Christmas, and so I am very pleased this will now happen.

“I was concerned that the proposed six-month one-way system because of a closure along High Street/Chalet Hill/Budds Lane would happen before Station Road re-opens, before Swish Fibre finishes its broadband work around town, and would cause chaos in blocking multiple routes around town.

“Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks’ separate work currently being undertaken is due to finish in early December, and this also gives a buffer for any overrun, allows Station Road to re-open and means no disruption during Christmas.

“Positive feedback has been received about this postponement on social media.”