PC Richard Baldwin tweeted this photo of a large container being delivered to Laverstoke Mill at lunchtime. It was empty, he said.

Construction of the gin distillery in Laverstoke continues apace, and today the police are warning people who travel along the B3400 that there might be delays due to a large loads being delivered.

PC Richard Baldwin said at 11am that,

“A number of wide load deliveries are due onsite from the Basingstoke direction in the next couple of hours”.

UPDATE no.1: At around 11:30am, PC Baldwin tweeted that a large lorry was stuck at Woodlands Roundabout in Overton. Shortly after noon he tweeted that the lorry had become unstuck and the delivery completed. The next delivery is due mid-afternoon, he tweeted.

A crane unloads the second cylinder that was delivered to Laverstoke Mill today. Photo by Overton Police.

UPDATE no.2: PC Baldwin tweeted that the second delivery was successfully made around 2:15pm. Just one more to come this afternoon!

A BUSY DAY FOR DELAYS
This comes on a day when the A34 in Whitchurch was shut due to a crash (see our story on that HERE) and a bus crashed on the northbound M3 between junctions 9 and 8 at 6:30am.

One person reported that trains seemed somewhat busier today, too, even though there were over a dozen free spaces at the train station car park this morning.

BT also reported there were problems on its information superhighway.

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The Laverstoke Mill is being converted into a gin distillery as seen in this file photo from March.

STAY IN TOWN?

Perhaps its turning into a day to just wander into our town centre by bicycle or foot to enjoy a relaxing lunch at one of our wonderful pubs, restaurants, coffee shops or bakeries…

Click: LIST OF FOOD & DRINK PLACES IN WHITCHURCH

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