Project news

This section maps the improvements under the Hayling Billy Project.

The mayor of Havant, Councillor Leah Turner, kindly formally 'unveiled' the restored signal on the 17th October 2015. This signal was the up-home signal which was operated by lever No. 2 in the bridge signal box. It was originally installed in 1951 to replace an earlier signal. The signal is in the 'ON' condition meaning [...]

After just over a year following the signal's removal, it was time to re-install the signal. The previous day, HCC arrived on site, with a digger, to excavate the original signal site in preparation. Signal installation The work was managed by Ian Clark Restorations and carried out by S&T Cover of Eastleigh with funds provided [...]

The project entered into the 'Heritage' phase in 2014. We have recruited The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) and The Spring Arts and heritage Centre (Havant) to manage some aspects of the project. TCV asked the volunteers to suggest a logo for the project. We have taken a hand drawn logo (the island and a train), and [...]

The signal post has now been sand blasted and primed. It was then loaded on a flat bed truck ready for transport from Alresford to S&T Cover at Eastleigh. The signal parts were also transported, Arrival at S&T Cover The process of procuring the missing parts and assembly now starts. All photos Ian Clark Restorations

Following our Partnership (Hampshire County Council, Havant Borough Council and Hayling’s Best (HB50) meeting, further path work has been agreed. Summary below: Having completed the 250m long rebuild of the north end of the Trail (see path improvement ), the granular material for which is presently behaving as expected, we have been able to commission a further [...]

The following link to the Havant Borough Council website gives a good account of the Hayling Billy Trail and the objectives of the Partnership > http://www.havant.gov.uk/hayling-billy-trail/hayling-billy-trail-phase-2. Extract regarding works to the northern end of the Hayling Billy Trail in May 2014 'However as part of the Hayling Billy 50 project, matched with funding from Havant [...]