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Roadsafety in Worthen and Brockton

April 6, 2018 8:06 PM

Dear All

What has happened since the road safety meeting on 17th March? Well plenty has.

  • The Parish Council have decided to buy a speed camera and yellow jackets so that we can do our own speed checks, surveys etc. Moira Merryweather will organise people when the equipment arrives. The results will be sent to the police. Letters sent to companies of speeding HGV's and Vans. Naming and shaming.
  • One local person is investigating stickers for the backs of cars.
  • There will be a working party this Saturday (7th April) .to start to clear the banks which are narrowing some of the pavements. Shovels and brooms needed. Meet at the village Hall at 9.45am for tea & coffee and then off to work. Benno is organising.
  • I have requested a meeting with the Highways Engineer to work through the different areas of road which need improvement - and to work out costs for each part.
  • We have volunteers for the campaign itself and poster design. We have other traffic calming suggestions to publicise our safety issues.
  • I have sent a press release which was printed in the Star and the County Times. We need to carry on with this campaign. All activity will be reported to the press and put on Facebook etc.
  • The gates to the villages which will be placed on the verges on entry to Worthen and Brockton have the go ahead to be installed. See attached picture. Ours are similar but have planters attached. They make traffic realise they are entering the village.
  • Land owners are being approached to give land for the pavement widening. We have one giving land already.
  • Officers are to work on improving the BOAT from Back Lane to Oakfield Cottages.
  • I will be working with Chirbury & Marton, and the Councillor for Westbury and Yockleton to keep the message the same all along the B4386.

More volunteers to help are always needed please let me know if you would like to take part or have a skill useful to our cause.

I hope that helps keep you all up to date.

Heather