Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Update on traffic matters.

Below are minutes of a meeting we had between Highway officers and police:

Ashley Road

It was agreed that a No Waiting restriction covering 8:00am - 9:00am and 2:30pm- 3:30pm will be implemented to supplement the existing No Stopping restriction, this would be as per the proposed scheme provided by residents. This work is programmed to take place during the summer school break.

Cabrol Road

The problems caused by the commuter parking in Cabrol Road were discussed. Highways have agreed to consult residents on the options for implementing waiting restrictions .We discussed that the most effective option that would not disadvantage residents will be to have a 'No Waiting At Any Time' restriction on one side of the carriageway and a 9:00am - 10:00am and 2:00pm - 3:00pm 'No Waiting' restriction on the other side. We do expect the commuter parking to move further Pierrefondes Avenue therefore we will look to further protect the junction of Pierrefondes Avenue/Cabrol Road, along with other limited restrictions within the area.

Rectory Road

The problem of HGV's ignoring signs and following satellite navigation systems that reach Rectory Road Railway Bridge was discussed. The Traffic Management Team (TMT) are working on a signing scheme to attempt to resolve the problem. TMT agreed to approach HCC regarding an Access Only/Weight restriction as a solution.

I have since had a meeting with HCC and discussed the situation, County Officers do not feel that a Weight Limit is the right solution at this stage; therefore I am continuing to work on the signing scheme.

Pinehurst Cottages

The meeting agreed that a Residents Parking Permit Scheme was not the right approach for residents. It was decided that junction protection and the marking out parking places would be more advantageous to residents. We agreed that a 'No Waiting at any Time' restriction will be implemented on the bend along with'No Waiting at any Time' at the junction extending in to Pinehurst Cottges to protect the junction . The Traffic Management Team will then monitor the situation.

Union Street

TMT agreed to re-consult residents on an 8am - 8pm 'Permit Holders Only' parking restriction. JT explained that the proposal has been rejected by residents in the past. Consultation letters will be hand delivered and recorded. TMT is willing to change the restriction if 65% of residents were in favour.

Town Centre

The 'No Cycling' sign in the town centre outside Millets is missing, Cr Clifford informed, TMT will make enquires to replace.

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