You cannot fail to have noticed that the A529 has been identified as one of the top 50 most dangerous roads in the UK. This is no longer a matter of local opinion it is a matter of nationally recognised fact.
The Parish Council working group is undertaking a Traffic and Road Safety Questionnaire to help build the evidence base for holding discussions with the Local Authority about improvements to the road which cuts through the village.
If you haven’t already done so it is vital that you respond to this questionnaire. Instructions for responding are included in the attached document. Please answer the questions and let us know your views.
In July we installed the speed checker on Green Bank in response to more concerns from Residents about the speed of vehicles travelling towards the A529. we now have the analysis from the two weeks in which the checker was in place.
The speed results for Green Bank 7th July – 18th July 2017:
373 vehicles recorded of which 10.86%, 40 vehicles, travelled at more than 30 mph.
Of these 40 vehicles only 8 were travelling in excess over 35 mph of which the worst was 51 mph Tuesday 18th July between 7 and 8 am.
What next? There is a meeting with Shropshire Council to discuss road safety on the A529 on the 29th/30th August which members of the Parish Council will attend. The A529 between Market Drayton and Audlem has been identified as one of the top 50 roads in the country with the highest risk of being killed or seriously injured. We will take the information from the speed checker on Green Bank and the A529 to the meeting with us.
Did you know that the playground is unbelievably well used by children in the village? Just wander by at the end of the school day and you will see parents and children having fun, and that’s the way it should be. For a while now the benches in the play area have been is an increasingly sorry state so we are pleased to have been in a position to provide new benches in this well used facility.
In addition, following requests from the parishioners we have been able to provide a further bench in the old bus shelter at the junction of Green Bank and Station Road. The steady climb up to this point is challenging for some of our respected older residents and it’s a pleasure to be able to provide a point of rest in the shelter (despite the lack of buses)
People are often surprised by this BUT the Parish Council does not have the power to impose speed restrictions OR to initiate penalties for speed infringements. Whodathunkit!
BUT we can reflect the concerns of residents to the powers that be. To this end we have managed to secure the use of the speed checker again in order to remind wayward motorists that it’s a 30 mile per hour zone on Green Bank AND to collect data on the number of infringements. This we can use to make our case for some official enforcement.
So keep your eyes open, watch your speed and let’s see what the speed checker says:
At last night’s Parish Council it was Dog Poo (again) that took up some of the agenda. The vast majority of dog owners in Adderley are responsible owners. In fact it would seem that the vast majority of dog owners who visit Adderley are also responsible owners. There is always the exception and it’s those people to whom we are addressing our efforts.
On the way home from the meeting last night one of the councillors spotted this recent addition to the footpath outside the bowling club:
There is an informative piece on Pets4Homes with some ideas but it does highlight the fact that leaving your dog’s poo in the street is actually illegal.
At Last week’s Parish Council Meeting we received a report from the Helicopter Liaison Committee. The Helicopter Training School at Shawbury is taking delivery of a new fleet of helicopters to replace the existing ageing models.
As a consequence the training staff will be receiving conversion training over the next few weeks so you may well notice increased activity in the skies over Adderley. This is temporary and things should return to normal after May if all goes to plan. If you have any concerns contact our representative on the liaison group, Councillor Andrew Swindale who can advise.