Resulting from many Village consultations and discussions over the past two years, initially led by current Chair Mike Nettleton and latterly by Highways Chair Barrie Ashurst, the Parish Council have eventually secured all the necessary authority to progress many Highways improvements around the village.
The initial work of providing a pedestrian crossing with parking arrangement changes will be contained within Woollards Lane and is likely to last from 12th February until 23rd February 2018. Traffic signals will be in place and there will be night closures of Woollards Lane in order to undertake some kerb widening and lining. Access to both Woollards Lane Car Parks will be available but restricted by the traffic lights and the night closure.
Improvements to Church Street parking arrangements will be undertaken on 19/20th February 2018. These works will cause some additional disruption to traffic flow.
Roadside lining work on other areas will take place shortly after the 23rd February 2018 these areas are:

  • Westfield Road
  • Stonehill Road
  • High Green
  • Maris Green
  • Elms Avenue / Tunwells Lane
  • Buristead Road / High Street
  • Ashen Green / High Street
  • Hinton Way / Mingle Lane
  • Cambridge Road

The new 20 mph speed limit and signage will also be introduced covering:

  • High Street
  • Church Street
  • Woollards Lane
  • Ashen Green
  • Buristead Road
  • Spinney Drive
  • King’s Mill Lane

The Village improvement work will inevitably cause delays and inconvenience but please be patient; it has taken nearly 2 years to get the improvements to this implementation stage.
All improvements will be reviewed after a period of operation to identify any other topics that may require future attention.