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Traffic and Roads Advisory Committee 3rd September 2014

WHEATLEY PARISH COUNCIL

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE TRAFFIC AND ROADS ADVISORY COMMITTEE (TRAC) OF THE PARISH COUNCIL HELD ON TUESDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER 2014 IN THE MERRY BELLS HALL AT 7.30 PM

PRESENT: Councillors: R J Reilly (Chairman), J Carr, E Bailey, A Davies, D Lamont, C Dalton, G Stephens & G Birks

Officer: The Clerk

Also present: County Councillor Anne Purse and 2 members of the public

12. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE had been received from Cllrs Stacy & R Bell

13. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST – none

14. MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF 1ST JULY 2014 which had been circulated previously were signed as a correct and accurate record.

15. UPDATE ON MINUTES OF 1ST JULY

i)        Minute 6(i) – Footway around the Roundhouse – the double yellow lines had still not been reinstated.

Tender requests had gone out to 3 companies asking them to tender for the new entrance.

ii)        Minute 6(ii) Vehicle speed and Volume measurement – expected to take place in September.

iii)        Minute 6(iii) – Use of TVP’s Speed Indicator Device. This had been taken out on a couple of occasions.

iv)        Minute 8 – Land by the old toilet block – Mark Francis (OCC) would produce a plan reshaping the corner so it would be easier for vehicles to reverse out.

16.  TO CONSIDER THE PROBLEM OF SPEEDING VEHICLES IN THE VILLAGE

Cllrs Reilly and Davies would look for possible location for Vehicle Activated Devices.

It was noted that two such devices had been installed in Horspath. They had been funded by Cllr Purses ‘localism’ budget. She reported that the cost was around £4,000 each. The particular road chosen was because of a number of fatal/serious accidents that had taken place over recent years.

17. PEDESTRIAN CROSSING ON LADDER HILL BY THE CO-OP.

Mark Francis (OCC) at the site meeting with councillors, pointed that there was only one location that was possible (outside the bungalow below the co-op) and that could lead to difficulties for mobility scooters and in his view, given the number of entrances, on to Station Road at that point, could lead to more hazards than without a crossing

The suggestion was made that could a crossing be placed at the bottom of Station Road, outside Taylors, where the pavement on both sides of the road was much wider. The clerk to ask Mr Francis for his view.

18.  TO CONSIDER ALTERATIONS TO THE BELL LANE /STATION ROAD JUNCTION

The council is still awaiting Mr Francis’s design for the corner. If the design was approved by the Parish Council then he would do a detailed design and costing.

[This, the outline design, was received the day after the meeting].

19. TO CONSIDER THE SAFETY CONCERNS FOR PEDESTRIANS AT THE PARK HILL/LONDON ROAD PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS

The Chairman and Clerk had written to Anthony Kirkwood (OCC Highways) and Kate Curtis (Headteacher, Wheatley Park School) expressing the Parish Council’s concerns.

20.  DATE OF NEXT MEETING

Wednesday 15th October 2014 – Merry Bells Hall – NOTED