20 MPH Zone For West Walcot
We welcome the news that a 20 MPH Zone is to be established in Walcot West. This is the result of positive support from residents to the formal consultation on the proposal.
We can assure residents that no traffic calming is to be installed as a consequence of establishing the zone. We would like to thank all those residents who contributed to the formal consultation exercise. The 20 MPH zone proposal was the only scheme which had overwhelming support from respondents. Evidence from other parts of the country show that these zones can make a real difference in the quality of life in the local community.
Councillors have been informed of delays of the scheme due to staff illness in the council team carrying out the work.
We hope to see work begin by the end of April.
We will continue to monitor the situation and update residents if we are told of further delays.
Plans to introduce parking restrictions in parts of Walcot West have been abandoned due to a lack of support for this amongst residents. We know there were some residents who were very keen on parking restrictions however in the end it was clear a majority were not in favour.
Councillors are continuing to deal with complaints about the state of Upham Road. We have had sight of a council commissioned report on the state of Upham Road, which recommended a series of remedial works to improve a stretch of the road, which in the initial instance would cost just over £100K. We will be meeting council officers to find out if the council will commit the required funding stated in the Upham Road report.
At the request of a resident, we recently did a litter pick in the estate adjacent to New College. It was a positive morning spent improving the local area and we thank those residents who joined us. If residents in West Walcot would like to organise their own clean-up they are welcome to get in touch with me to help organise it.