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08/08/2017 10:59:29

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Issue Summary

CATG - Concealed entrance on a bend in Sedgehill


Latest Update

23/08/2017 12:06:58 On agenda for Community Areas Transport Group meeting - Wed 13th September 2017, 2pm at the Nadder Centre in Tisbury.

14/08/2017 11:18:30 Parish Council asked for input and received: This location has been a major concern for years and years. The owner of Hayes House has written to the W. Cllr. Bridget Wayman and this has been an SSPC agenda item on a number of occasions. The Parish Council agree totally this is a dangerous entrance as is the whole of the A350 which runs through our Parish being a very dangerous road. I believe SSPC would fully support reduction in speed limit along this road. With regards to warning signs to Hayes House, I believe the PC would support an application for warning signs, but would have to check about match funding as this is a private entrance. It has been strongly recommended by the Parish Council and Highways to consider enlarging vision display, firstly by cutting back trees and hedges.

09/08/2017 16:57:37 Issue received and referred to Highways for initial response.

CATG Action / Recommendation


Hays House nursing home and Hays Park Retirement Complex are located just off of The Turnpike A350 and has a hiddenconcealed entrance which is on a bend. The retirement complex is independent living and elderly people are driving in and out of the entrance daily. The A350 that they pull out on to is a 60mph road with no mirrors or signs warning drivers of this concealed entrance and there has been 3 accidents in the last 6 months where elderly drivers have pulled out onto the road and into oncoming traffic. The last accident was Tuesday 1st August and was almost fatal with a Mother and her young children having to be cut out of their vehicle by the fire brigade. Staff at Hays House Nursing Home are very concerned about this entrance and would like some signage put in place to warn drivers on the A350 to slow down or warn them of the concealed entrance.


Issue Location

South West Wiltshire

Street / Location

Park Healthcare ltd Hays House Nursing Home Sedgehill SP7 9JR

Electoral Division

Nadder and East Knoyle

Issue Duration

The entrance has always been like this but in the last 6 months there have been several accidents

Who is Affected

Drivers using the A350 through Sedgehill and in particular the elderly residents who live in the 16 flats at the retirement complex. Also families visiting their family who live in the Nursing Home and the staff who work there.

What has been done so far

They have advised the elderly people living at the complex to be careful when pulling out onto the road but there is nothing in place to help them with this.

What would resolve issue

Signage to warn drivers of the concealed entrance or to slow down possibly mirrors to help people exit onto the road from the retirement complex.

Who needs to come together

Highways, possibly Adult Care


Highways & Transport

In touch with Councillor


Sub Classification

Current Status

in progress








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