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Submitted

28/09/2017 11:47:17

Reference No

5716

 

Issue Summary

Request for new safety measures at Barn St

 

Latest Update

05/02/2018 11:44:06 This issue was discussed at the CATG meeting on 14/12/17. Cllr Nick Fogg gave the background to the problem. Highways officers felt that Barn St is too narrow already to be able to widen the pavement from what it is. Also that the pavement itself is then too narrow to be able to install a new barrier or bollards. Officers said that barriers need to be installed 400mm from the edge of the kerb. Doing this would then make the pavement too narrow for wheelchairs, buggies, etc. There were comments that the Cabinet member for Highways felt there was no solution to this. Marlboroughs Wiltshire Councillors have agreed to continue looking for a workable solution.


28/09/2017 18:11:20 The problem was described at a public meeting to hear concerns about traffic in the Kingsbury, Herd and Barn St areas on 26/09/2017. Both residents and councillors seemed to support the suggestion for new railings or bollards to be erected beside the pavement at Barn St to protect pedestrians and houses from vehicles mounting the kerb in order to try and get through the narrow section of road. If Marlborough Town Council supports this suggestion, it can be taken to the next meeting of the Community Area Transport Group in December 2017.


CATG Action / Recommendation

05/02/2018 11:44:06 This issue was discussed at the CATG meeting on 14/12/17. Cllr Nick Fogg gave the background to the problem. Highways officers felt that Barn St is too narrow already to be able to widen the pavement from what it is. Also that the pavement itself is then too narrow to be able to install a new barrier or bollards. Officers said that barriers need to be installed 400mm from the edge of the kerb. Doing this would then make the pavement too narrow for wheelchairs, buggies, etc. There were comments that the Cabinet member for Highways felt there was no solution to this. Marlboroughs Wiltshire Councillors have agreed to continue looking for a workable solution.


28/09/2017 18:11:20 The problem was described at a public meeting to hear concerns about traffic in the Kingsbury, Herd and Barn St areas on 26/09/2017. Both residents and councillors seemed to support the suggestion for new railings or bollards to be erected beside the pavement at Barn St to protect pedestrians and houses from vehicles mounting the kerb in order to try and get through the narrow section of road. If Marlborough Town Council supports this suggestion, it can be taken to the next meeting of the Community Area Transport Group in December 2017.


Issue

Vehicles mounting the pavement on Barn Street on a daily basis instead of waiting for on coming vehicles to pass also passing at speed very close to pedestrians walking on the pavement

 

Issue Location

Marlborough

Street / Location

Barn Street

Electoral Division

Marlborough East

Issue Duration

Last 7 years but increasingly worse over last 2

Who is Affected

Barn street residents as our doors open directly onto the pavement its only a matter of time before a serious accident or fatality occurs. Children live on Barn Street the very narrow pavement is used everyday by children Familys on the way to schools.

What has been done so far

Council aware

What would resolve issue

Ideally no hgvs would come down Barn Street but this obviously isnt an easy fix. We need to have railings reflective bollards to provide some protection along Barn Street to protect residents pedestrians these are already in place in other areas where the pavement is wider roads much quieter. We need to remove the option of using this pavement for vehicles to pass.

Who needs to come together

Don't believe this is needed, already discussed at town hall meeting

Classification

Community Area Transport Group

In touch with Councillor

Yes

Sub Classification

Current Status

in progress

 

 

 

 

 


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