VITAL work to improve a village’s sewerage system is set to be completed by Christmas.
Southern Water has announced its £300,000 programme to improve the sewers in Hambledon is soon to be finished.
It comes after contractors from Hampshire County Council are already well under way laying the foundations for a new drainage pipe beneath the B2150.
Construction is due to start in the new year.
The work is moving along swiftly after the chancellor announced in his autumn statement that the government would be awarding £1.6m for the Hambledon underground pipe.
Councillor Roy Perry, leader of the county council, said: ‘The confirmation in the autumn statement and the announcement by Southern Water are both very welcome.
‘When I visited Hambledon earlier in the year, I saw at first-hand the very difficult conditions.’
He said he was determined the council should start the work as early as possible.