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Submitted

03/09/2017 16:18:32

Reference No

5653

 

Issue Summary

 

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Issue

Hartham Lane is a lane running between Corsham and Biddestone which passes a couple of farms and some housing as well as Hartham Park. Whist the road is derestricted it is at times single car width and also has some blind bends. Drivers use this route as a cut through from the A420 to the A4 as well as a lot of traffic with vistors and workers at Hartham Park. We live at number 14 Hartham Lane and at times have to walk along this route either for leisure or to walk our dog. In the past 10 weeks I have had two incidents where I felt that I was in danger whilst on foot along with numerous near misses whilst pulling onto or off of my drive or just trying to drive to either A4 or A420. The first incident involved a white van which did not slow down but blasted his horn and tried to push between myself and dog and a car coming the other way. In this incident I had to jump into the hedge to avoid being hit. My partner reported the van driver to poilice but I do not have details of the incident number. In the second more recent incident a car was approaching so I got the dog onto the verge. The car did not slow in any way and scared both myself and the dog as it approached rapidly towards the narrow part of the lane where I was. The dog spooked possibly because I was nervous and jumped into the road and was narrowly missed by the car. The car driver then slammed on her brakes reversed and started to shout abuse at me for making my dog jump into the road. This was reported to police it took place on 18th August incident no 29818Aug. There needs to be some sort of speed restriction or traffic calming in this area. It is becoming a nightmare to go outside of our property on foot. I understand that it is meant to be a clearway but all signs are missing. Whilst most drivers are considerate there are some who do not appear to exercise the necessary caution required when driving past houses and farms on a narrow country lane.

 

Issue Location

Corsham

Street / Location

Hartham Lane

Electoral Division

Issue Duration

Since moving in in February 2017

Who is Affected

Householder

What has been done so far

There seems to be nothing we can do apart from not walk our dog in the lane. There is a footpath that we are using but we still need to walk along the lane to get to this.

What would resolve issue

I would like to see either speed restrictions or some sort of traffic calming. The route is used as a cut through for commuters and therefore means that driving at an inappropriate speed and a lack of care is a risk to local inhabitants. I am concerned that there will be a serious accident resulting in death or injury.

Who needs to come together

I have no idea but if there is anyone else that I need to contact to get this resolved then please let me know.

Classification

In touch with Councillor

No

Sub Classification

Current Status

received

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