Be A Smarter Parker- Safe Parking Campaignhttps://haydonwick.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Be-a-smarter-parker-resized-for-web.jpg12001200Haydon WickHaydon Wickhttps://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/07018f6bca65cf968d220dbe19d54323?s=96&d=mm&r=g
Haydon Wick Parish Council receives regular correspondence regarding unsafe parking and as such we are launching a local campaign alongside Swindon Borough Council and North Swindon Police to raise awareness of safer parking. The Highway Code states that you shouldn’t park your car even partially on the pavement unless roadside signs permit you to do so.
It is extremely frustrating if pedestrians, pushchairs, or wheelchairs cannot pass by a parked car due to parking on a pavement or at a dropped curb. Along with the inconvenience caused on foot, there have been incidents in the past, where emergency vehicles have not been able to gain access to properties.
Please join us in raising awareness around the parish. Feel free to print our poster and display it at your property or business. It will be displayed in notice boards around the parish.
An update from Swindon Borough Council regarding upcoming road works ?https://haydonwick.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/roadwqorks.png1034727Caroline HuntCaroline Hunthttps://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/4b8e1dae33e0cf3b3becf1e6facab2e9?s=96&d=mm&r=g
An update from Swindon Borough Council regarding upcoming road works ?:
? the Contractor, Ringway, will be working on behalf of Swindon Borough Council to undertake maintenance repairs along the footways at Coln Crescent
?the purpose of the scheme is to resurface the footway in order to increase the life span and to provide a safer and better surface for pedestrians.
?♀️works are provisionally programmed to commence from Thursday 19th August 2021 for 2 days between the hours of 08:00 and 17:00, however, on occasions they may over run slightly due to circumstances outside of their control such as plant breakdowns, if weather conditions are unfavourable, or occasionally we discover the need for additional repairs once the work has started.
?apologise for any inconvenience that these works may cause, but trust you will appreciate the necessity for these essential works to maintain Swindon’s highway network
Swindon Borough Council is seeking views on its updated Road Safety Strategy and we would welcome your commentshttps://haydonwick.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Road-safety-resized.jpg19001200Caroline HuntCaroline Hunthttps://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/4b8e1dae33e0cf3b3becf1e6facab2e9?s=96&d=mm&r=g
The Council’s last road safety strategy – The Strategic Plan for Accident Reduction – was approved in 2010 and with changes in national guidance and best practice and the slowing of progress in road casualty reductions it is timely that the Council’s approach to road safety be updated.
Swindon’s Road Safety Strategy is intended as an interim 2-year strategy and seeks to introduce a Safe Systems approach to how the Council will achieve further reductions in the number of casualties injured in road traffic collisions on Swindon’s roads.
Key to the adoption of a Safe Systems approach to road safety is having the wider community at its core. So as representative of a valued stakeholder to the Council’s road safety activities we are keen to understand the views on this new approach and the Strategy’s proposed vision and objectives.
The Safe Systems approach to road safety is based on 5 pillars, one of which is Safe Speeds. In line with the updated draft interim road safety strategy, the Council is also proposing a new draft policy on 20mph schemes. This proposes a change in the local approach to allow a greater priority to be given to the introduction of 20mph schemes on residential streets where there is a high volume of use by vulnerable road users.
Your comments will be used to better understand the wider views on a safe systems approach to road safety and will help to inform development of a longer-term strategy for road safety through the Wiltshire & Swindon Road Safety Partnership. Comments on the draft 20mph Schemes policy will also be considered in finalising the draft documents for presentation for adoption by Cabinet later in the year.
Copies of the relevant documents are available on the Council website here with a link to a short survey to capture your feedback.
Comments must be submitted by 5pm Friday 27th August 2021.
Thank you very much for taking the time to respond to this consultation.
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