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More Traffic Calming in Cold Ashby
by Ashby Rambler - 12:36 on 07 May 2012
The Rambler welcomes the Parish Council’s decision to purchase a portable VAS unit which, together with the existing fixed units and bollards/ barriers on pavements in Main Street, will hopefully improve driver behaviour through our village.
It has been suggested that this new unit will also provide us with further statistical evidence to support the argument for permanent, physical traffic calming.
This is undoubtedly so.
However, the case for such measures has, in the Rambler’s view, already been successfully made - indeed, the Parish Council’s last Newsletter stated that Northants County Council had ‘designed and approved the installation of a traffic calming feature for the West Haddon Road’.
We now need to restrict the ease with which Heavy Goods Vehicles can travel, illegally, through Cold Ashby on their way to the A14 and/ or the Truckstop at Portly Ford.
All we need now is the cash!
Any suggestions out there?
Further details of the new VAS unit and details of its positioning in the village are now available on the Parish Council's Newsletter.
(See Link via 'News Headlines')
Whatever measures are taken it seems that driver behaviour in the village simply worsens.
Speeds were too high in Main Street last evening when children and their parents were clearly celebrating Halloween and walking from house to house in the dark.
The Rambler continues to support all types of Traffic Calming in Cold Ashby.
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