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Submitted

05/12/2017 14:13:28

Reference No

5911

 

Issue Summary

Request for safety measures George Lane Marlborough

 

Latest Update

05/12/2017 16:56:29 We know about the situation with more pupils and parents using and crossing George Lane to access the new Marlborough St Marys school site. Wilts Councils School Travel Adviser is working with the school to put new arrangements in place. Temporary 20mph limits and flashing lights can only be requested through Taking Action On School Journeys funding and be applied for by the school. An application for funding for just this purpose is being developed. It should be noted these features are not standard and there is no requirement on Wilts Council to install them. This issue will be logged as evidence of Marlborough TCs wish to see action taken on George Lane and their support for Marlborough St Marys in a bid to the Taking Action On School Journeys fund.


CATG Action / Recommendation

Issue

Highways safety issues at George Lane a route to the new Marlborough St Marys School. FP28 the path linking Van Diemens Close entrance and school to George Lane and where children cross the road with the help of a lollipop lady there is no pedestrian crossing in place here. There has been wide criticism about the lack of safety measures on this stretch of road. In particular the fact there are no signs warning motorists about the proximity of a school. Outside other schools 20mph limits have been set for either end of the school day accompanied by signage and flashing lights. There is nothing in place here.

 

Issue Location

Marlborough

Street / Location

George Lane Marlborough

Electoral Division

Marlborough West

Issue Duration

Many years but risks increased with the opening of the new Marlborough St Marys Priimary S

Who is Affected

Schoolchildren and parents many with pushchairs having to cross the road where there is no pedestrian crossing.

What has been done so far

Meetings have been held at the school between staff governors parents local residents and representatives from the Town Council. More generally the Town Council has requested metro counts with a view to an eventual 20mph speed restriction in the town. George Lane was included in this. The data has been collected and analysis now awaited.

What would resolve issue

The Town Council would like Highways to address this issue at the very least with proper signage and flashing warning lights about the proximity of a school. At its Planning meeting of 20 February 2017 Town Councillors agreed to support a request for 20 mph zones outside of local schools under an initiative implemented by the then WC Portfolio Holder for Highways. It is recorded under minute number52416 RESOLVED iii to support requests for 20mph zones outside of local schools under the new scheme introduced by Wiltshire Council. No action has yet been taken.

Who needs to come together

The school, Wiltshire Council (CATG) and Highways.

Classification

Highways & Transport

In touch with Councillor

Yes

Sub Classification

Current Status

in progress

 

 

 

Related Issues

 

 

link to issue 5894


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