Council consults on accident blackspot plans (Kingswood)

South Gloucestershire Council is consulting on plans to tackle an accident blackspot in Kingswood.

Following a campaign by local councillors on behalf of their residents, the council gave formal approval for road safety measures to be installed at the junction of Orchard Road and Hollow Road. The Council is now consulting on proposals to install two speed tables on Orchard Road, one either side of its junction with Hollow Road.

Woodstock councillors Roger Coales, Andy Perkins and Pat Rooney (Labour) had secured £30,000 from a local area forum so that something could be done to reduce traffic speeds along Orchard Road after a number of accidents occurred close to the junction with Hollow Road. They said:

“We’re pleased that progress is being made with this scheme and that the Council has now published its plans for the junction. We hope that these proposals will meet with residents’ approval.”

The entrance to the Park Primary School, attended by around 500 children, is also close by on Hollow Road.

Gareth Manson, a member of the councillors’ campaign team and a governor at Beacon Rise Primary School added:

“Anything that can be done to improve the safety of a route to school has to be welcomed.”

Anyone wishing to comment on the proposals should write to the Head of Legal and Democratic Services, The Council Offices, Castle Street, Thornbury BS35 1HF quoting reference L3/DS/STOP/PT.4046. Letters need to arrive by 15th January and should be marked for the attention of Dean Shepherd.

Source: Woodstock Labour Councillors

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