Traffic Survey Results - The Parish Council would like to thank all those who took part in the traffic survey on 8 June. A brief summary of the results is listed below, a full copy of all the survey results can be obtained from the Parish Clerk.
Wednesday 8 June - Total traffic movement for all four entrances.
7.00am to 9.00am - coming in 184 going out 423, total 607
5.00pm to 7.00pm - coming in 374 going out 249, total 623
During the 4 hours of the traffic survey the total number of vehicles that used each exit is as follows:-
Style Acre - 417
Slade End - 323
High Road West - 272
Frogs Island - 218
Total - 1230
Comparing these results to the 7am to 9am survey carried out on 11 June 1998, the usage of village entrances during this time period had only increased by 0.5% in 7 years.
A4130 Speed Limit - Plans for Roadside "Gateways" along the A4130 are going ahead and should be installed in August/September. Lord Bradshaw explained that the original plans sent to the Parish Council had an error on the speed shown; it should have read 50mph not 30mph. This has since been confirmed in writing by OCC.
Refuse Collections - We would ask residents to take notice of dates for refuse collections; these are published in the SODC guide. Bank holidays will disrupt normal collection service but as a general rule after a Monday Bank Holiday village collection moves from the usual Friday to the Saturday. In order to prevent unnecessary rubbish blowing around our village we would ask for your co-operation to put your bins out on the Friday evening for the Saturday collection instead of Thursday.
Hedges - The Council wish to thank all those who have already cut back over-hanging boundary hedges. We would ask that other residents would follow suit - please remember it is your responsibility to make sure your hedge does not impede the safe use of roads and/or footpaths.