Aldershot News & Mail : 2020-09-09

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8 ADVERTISIN­G FEATURE NEWS & MAIL WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2020 News The craft market visited Fleet Road First show homes ready to view at historic Royal Haslar THE FIRST APARTMENTS IN THE £150 MILLION REDEVELOPM­ENT OF ROYAL HASLAR ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE VIEWINGS AFTER several years of redevelopm­ent, the first residentia­l apartments in the prestigiou­s Royal Hospital Haslar are finally coming to the market. As one of the most historic locations in Hampshire, the former military hospital is undergoing a sensitive restoratio­n and £150 million transforma­tion into a luxury residentia­l and retirement village, providing a unique address for all age groups. Located at the heart of the South Hampshire Coast, Royal Haslar is one of Britain’s landmark buildings, now reborn as a luxury waterfront developmen­t, protecting it for the future. Royal Haslar offers residents a unique opportunit­y to live in comfort amongst elegant Georgian buildings surrounded by 62 acres of Grade-II* listed mature parkland, only a stone’s throw from the English Channel. As two of the very few residentia­l buildings in the area to be located right on the waterfront, the refurbishe­d Canada House and Goodrich House enjoy panoramic views across the everchangi­ng busy Solent strait towards the Isle of Wight. Canada House and Goodrich House are due for completion by the end of the summer. These classical buildings provide forty-four luxury apartments which are now on sale through Fox & Sons. Local amenities include Haslar Marina - perfectly located for Solent sailing - picturesqu­e promenades, miles of empty beaches, waterfront golf courses, the pretty village of Alverstoke and the charming seaside resort of Leeon-Solent. The bustling naval city of Portsmouth and its historic dockyard is also just a short 10-minute ferry ride away. Fox & Sons are offering private viewings and will maintain social distancing practices for the safety of visitors. Market comes to Fleet street CRAFT STALLS SET UP SHOP ON CONTROVERS­IAL PEDESTRIAN­ISED SECTION OF TOWN’S MAIN ROAD By DANIEL BLANK today if the craft market hadn’t been there – so it’s a win for permanent shops too.” Fellow Fleet resident Steven Sawyer said: “Great to see something positive happen in the high street, can’t wait to see lots more of this.” The event, managed by Fleet BID and Fleet Town Council, is just one of the initiative­s planned for the newly-created, pedestrian­ised space and a further craft market is planned for Saturday between 10am and 3pm. Cllr Graham Cockarill said: “It was great to see so many people out walking and enjoying the fresh air while at the same time supporting local traders, shops and restaurant­s. The pedestrian­ised space will enable us to maintain social distancing and safety guidelines, and to make the centre more attractive for visitors.” Visit for further informatio­n about the current part-closure of Fleet Road. social media with their views. Writing on the Fleet People Facebook group, one member wrote: “Just think how bad the traffic is when the high street gets closed for Gala night, this will be every day not just once a year, add extra time and stress to your journey now to get home. What a ludicrous idea to stop the traffic using the main artery road through the middle of Fleet. “It makes me feel very sad to see my home town of 51 years being butchered without care or thought to the people who live here”. Despite the vocal opposition to the pedestrian­isation, the craft fair appeared to be a success with Hart District Council stating ‘the event was well attended’ and a number of Fleet residents expressing their enjoyment of the day. Linda Ahronson, from Fleet, said: “We went to the market and also into the shopping centre, bought items from both a stallholde­r and a shop. “I wouldn’t have gone into town @DanBlank5 FLEET residents and visitors attended an open air craft market on the controvers­ially pedestrian­ised area of Fleet Road. Some 17 stalls were erected on Saturday August 29 at the Hart Shopping Centre, in Fleet, for craftspeop­le who have previously held stalls at the monthly Hart of Craft market. The stalls were set up to provide a safe, socially distanced space for visitors to enjoy shopping in the open air, while also supporting local traders both in the market and beyond. However, the recent change to the road system has received a backlash from some residents. Fleet Road is temporaril­y closed between Church Road and Victoria Road so shoppers can maintain social distancing. Town trader Kevin Whibley shared photos of bollards blocking the road and many replied on To book a private viewing telephone 023 9250 3733 or visit royalhasla­ PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTE­D BY PRESSREADE­R PressReade­ +1 604 278 4604 . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW

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