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Traffic and Roads Advisory Committee 24th July 2013

WHEATLEY PARISH COUNCIL

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE TRAFFIC AND ROADS ADVISORY COMMITTEE (TRAC) OF THE PARISH COUNCIL HELD ON WEDNESDAY 24th JULY 2013 IN THE PARISH OFFICE AT 7.30 PM

PRESENT: Councillors: G Birks (Chairman), R J Reilly, J Carr, J Coveley & C Dalton

Officer, The Clerk

Also present: County Councillor Anne Purse

ANY MEMBER WITH AN INTEREST TO DECLARE IN ANY AGENDA ITEM WAS REMINDED TO DO SO IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING IN THE BOOK PROVIDED

  1. 1. ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN

Cllr Birks was proposed by Cllr Dalton and seconded by Cllr Reilly

There being no other nominations Cllr Birks was elected Chairman of the Committee.

  1. 2. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE had been received from Cllrs Stacey and Bell

  1. 3. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST – None

  1. 4. MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF 17TH APRIL 2013 – which had been circulated previously were signed as a correct and accurate record

  1. 5. UPDATE ON MINUTES

i)        Minute 5(i) – Pedestrian Safety measures in Church Road

Outcome of meeting with Highways and Arriva – The Clerk would arrange a meeting with Mark Francis of OCC Highways to confirm where the extra yellow lines would be.

ii)        Minute 7 – Footway around the Roundhouse

The Clerk had spoken to Mr Stenning(OCC Highways Area Steward) and Mr Stenning confirmed that the County would be going ahead with the scheme. He would be asking for the Parish’s money shortly

6.  PROPOSED CHANGE OF THE ENTRANCE TO THE WHEATLEY CAMPUS OF

BROOKES UNIVERSITY

The new entrance to the Brookes campus would be started I August. The first phase would deal with the new junction and road in to the school providing a new car and coach park. The Park Hill junction would also be redesigned, providing two new zebra crossings. The committee expressed strong discontent that these crossings were not light controlled, and that there was no crossing proposed for the top of Holloway.

The committee also confirmed the need  to protect the green banking and verges near the new junction so that the greensward did not become an unofficial parking area for Brookes students etc. Some kind of deterrent would be necessary eg bollards.

7. PEDESTRIAN CROSSING ON LADDER HILL/STATION ROAD NEAR THE CO-OP.

Cllr Dalton proposed and Cllr Birks seconded that the committee recommend to full council that this project  be the top priority of the Parish’s traffic safety measures

This was AGREED unanimously

Other items for this part of the village include to request that the 20mph limit  be taken up to Howe Close; dropped kerbs at the end of Farm Close Road (a specific disability request); and for the white road markings at the bottom of Station Road to be re- painted.

The tree which is obscuring the street light over the first build out going up the Hill should be cut back.

8.  TO CONSIDER ITEMS OF BUSINESS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS

The bollards at the east end of High Street which have been demolished by vehicles should be reinstated  with sturdier metal/concrete ones. The current state of affairs is dangerous.

9.  DATE OF NEXT MEETING – Wednesday 18th September 2013 at 7.30pm