Roads and Pavements

  • A515 – UPDATE.
  • Despite the significant reductions in HCV traffic that has been achieved, there are still regular offenders who continue to disregard the turning bans. Some of the main culprits are the container lorries delivering to Marchington Ind. Estate. Details, including peak times when offences occur have been provided to Staffs Police with the suggestion that future police operations are linked to the data.
  • That said, the lack of a police presence in Kings Bromley and at Wood End Lane means there is no deterrent for drivers who ignore the turning bans.
  • As a group of Parish Councils along the A515, we have written to Matthew Ellis, Police and Crime Commissioner to express our concerns. An adequate response is still awaited.

Whilst the police have spoken to a number of Transport Managers following evidence of offences, with no actual deterrent, a number of HCV drivers are continuing to ignore the turning bans.

The 3 Parish Councils now intend to wait until mid-November for a response from Matthew Ellis. If no response is received, or an inadequate response is received, we intend writing to the transport managers on the Marchington Ind. Estate and request meetings with the same.

The next meeting of the Working Group, to discuss progress with the turning bans has been arranged for December 2nd when we intend to let our feelings known re. the lack of police support.

  • We understand that a recent request for a more robust traffic island at Alexandra Drive is to be discussed at Staffs C.C.

POTHOLES IN PAVEMENTS: pleased to see that a number of residents continue to take advantage of the opportunity to have potholes in front of their houses filled in. Residents just need to go on Staffs C.C. website and find appropriate section (Potholes).

YOXALL COMMUNITY SPEED WATCH OPERATIONAL- provides a deterrent to motorists speeding through the village. Speed watch is about awareness which will make our village safer.

Yoxall has joined a County wide speed awareness campaign. If you have any queries, please approach the teams. If you are interested in joining the Community Speed Watch team, just ask one of the team members, who are clearly recognisable by their designated yellow, high visibility jackets.

https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/transport/staffshighways/Homepage.aspx

Alternatively, you can call 0300 111 8000 to talk to an advisor for all the above topics or report defects via the MyStaffs App (available from Google Play and App Store).