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08/03/2018 16:05:52

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CATG - Footpath - Ashdown Estate


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09/05/2018 08:36:11 Dear Linda, 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 09:10:51 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


I am aware that residents on the new Ashdown Estate in Tidworth are requesting that the pavement along the main road into Tidworth centre is made wider and drop curbs put in at junctions to allow better access for pedestrians with buggies. While this is a valid endeavour as pedestrian safety along the main road is poor it would probably be easier to make the alternative route that avoids the main road by cutting through Fuse Hill and Ashdown Road to Tesco more accessible. This would require replacing the current two large steps on the alley between Church Lane and Fuse Hill Road with a ramp. At present it is very difficult to get a buggy up or down these steps without tipping the child. This would also be an issue for wheelchair mobility scooter users.


Issue Location


Street / Location

Church Lane Fuse Hill Road

Electoral Division


Issue Duration


Who is Affected

People with prams buggies and people with reduced mobility

What has been done so far

Community discussion of issue

What would resolve issue

Steps replaced with a ramp

Who needs to come together



Community Area Transport Group

In touch with Councillor


Sub Classification

Current Status

in progress








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