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Submitted

12/02/2018 10:44:58

Reference No

6091

 

Issue Summary

Need for clearer road names and house numbering

 

Updated in last 7 days (12/02/2018 11:17:)

Latest Update

12/02/2018 11:17:48 I have discussed this with the Area Engineer and the matter can be looked at by the Community Area Transport Group at their next meeting on 22/02/18. Before this can go on the agenda, this issue needs to be agreed by Marlborough Town Council. They meet on 19/02/18 and will discuss it then.


CATG Action / Recommendation

12/02/2018 11:17:48 I have discussed this with the Area Engineer and the matter can be looked at by the Community Area Transport Group at their next meeting on 22/02/18. Before this can go on the agenda, this issue needs to be agreed by Marlborough Town Council. They meet on 19/02/18 and will discuss it then.


Issue

I have lived at 3 Benson Close Marlborough for over 20 years and have experienced wrongly delivered mail issues for a large majority of that time. The problem being that the road sign for Benson Close installed when the houses were built is situated outside of 3 Thomson Way. There are 4 houses in Benson Close which were built at a later stage and sits to the left at the bottom of Thomson Way. 3 Thomson Way is 2 doors away from 3 Benson Close.Over the years I have had repeated wrongly delivered Royal Mail parcels from various couriers and even milk on an odd occasion. Even taxi drivers and tradesmen sitting outside the wrong address. These days we rarely see the same postal person on a daily basis so reporting the issue to the Royal Mail delivery office which I have done on too many occasions to count does not resolve this issue. Only last week was a parcel addressed to 3 Benson Close taken and attempted to be delivered by a courier to 3 Thomson Way. Important bank statements etc have had also at times been wrongly delivered.This issue has been reported to Wiltshire Council on numerous occasions over the years with on one occasion being told yes we will replace the road sign but only when we are doing a batch on the College Fields estate because it is more cost efficient. When I noticed that other signs were being updated on the estate I was informed by Wiltshire Council that there was no money to replace the Benson Close sign. I suggest that the sign is left in the same position but a new sign erected in its place stating BENSON CLOSE Nos 1 to 4 and then a left arrow pointing into the Close.

 

Issue Location

Marlborough

Street / Location

Benson Close

Electoral Division

Marlborough West

Issue Duration

20 years

Who is Affected

Residents of 3 Benson Close and 3 Thomson Way. I have also been told by a neighbour that 1 Thomson Way which sits next door to 1 Benson Close also has experienced the same kind of issues.

What has been done so far

Repeated telephone calls to Wiltshire Council over the years.

What would resolve issue

Replacement sign as detailed in the What is the issue box above.

Who needs to come together

If the current Benson Close sign was replaced then Royal Mail, numerous couriers etc would deliver to the correct addresses.

Classification

Community Area Transport Group

In touch with Councillor

Yes

Sub Classification

Current Status

in progress

 

 

 

 

 


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