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08/03/2018 12:55:12

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Issue Summary

CATG - Footpath - Salamanca Drive to Church Lane


Latest Update

09/05/2018 08:35:07 Dear Susan, The new path provided as part of the Ashdown Copse estate is of standard width. The old path to Ashdown Terrace is very narrow in places and there are no dropped kerbs at Church Lane or Ashdown Terrace. Our highways engineers advised that the path could be widened by cutting back earth that had encroached onto the path. This would be a large task that Parish Steward could not undertake easily and it would require traffic management. Our highways engineers have been asked to provide an estimate to provide Pedestrian Improvement, including dropped kerbs for Church Lane and Ashdown Terrace, raised kerb at former entrance and improvement to footway quality. Very best wishes, Marc Read

09/03/2018 09:09:35 ank you for raising your issue with the Area Board. The Council has set up a way for local people to decide local highway improvement priorities. A local community area transport group (CATG) of local people and elected councillors comes together to consider issues and proposals and to recommend those schemes that can be taken forward in any year. Before the CATG can consider a proposal, it must first consult the local parish or town council. Only if the parish supports the issue will it be considered further. If your issue is supported by the parish council, it will be submitted to the CATG for consideration. The CATG will then decide whether it should go forward onto the list of priority schemes. Resources are very limited, so it is important that schemes are prioritised in this way. Obviously, not all schemes can be taken forward and some proposals may have to wait a while before they become a priority for funding. The CATG makes recommendations to the Area Board who will decide which schemes will be funded and taken forward. We will keep you informed of progress as we go through the steps outlined.

CATG Action / Recommendation


The pavement for pedestrians to use from salamanca drive to chruch lane going via park road is dangerous. It is just about wide enough for a single pram but double prams have to be pushed along the grass. Even though this is a concern the worst part is the fact the tarmac isnt level and its in a dangerous slant tilting prams towards the road. Then once you reach church lane there isnt a dropped curb to go down making it even more awkward especially as visibilty is minial as the bank on church lane is hard to see over. The main road is a 40 speed limit which should also be revised and changed to a 30 as its dangerous being a main route from the new housing estate for the school run.


Issue Location


Street / Location

Main road park road between salamanca drive and church lane.

Electoral Division


Issue Duration

6 months plus

Who is Affected

Pedestrians and anyone with prams and strollers.

What has been done so far


What would resolve issue

Footpath widened and leveled off. Dropped curb put in. 40 speed limit changed to 30 near the new housing estate.

Who needs to come together

Wiltshire council.


Community Area Transport Group

In touch with Councillor


Sub Classification

Current Status

in progress








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