- A515 – UPDATE.
- Draft stats received from Staffs Highways re. HCV reductions through Yoxall. Whilst night time reductions are significant at 64%, daytime reductions fell by a modest 24% and far short of what we were lead to believe would be achieved. That said, the stats do not differentiate between the type of HCV. The survey was carried out during the harvest period and with many agricultural vehicles classed as HCV’s plus local company vehicles going about their normal business, the position is somewhat distorted.
- The key aim of the turning bans is to reduce high-sided HCV’s. We do not wish to inhibit local farmers and companies.
- We continue to target regular offenders who continue to disregard the turning bans.
- Main culprits include the container lorries delivering to Marchington Ind. Estate. Details of offences continue to be provided to Staffs Police.
- JCB which has a distribution facility at marching ton have agreed to re-route container and other HCV traffic away from Yoxall and Kings Bromley, meaning that there will be a daily reduction of c20 HCV’s.
- Whilst a lack of a police presence in Kings Bromley and at Wood End Lane has not helped, a police day of action was undertaken in December. We were amazed to learn that only one HCV driver ignored the turning ban at Kings Bromley and was duly prosecuted.
- A recent request for a more robust traffic island at Alexandra Drive is to be discussed at Staffs C.C. in the New Year.
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.
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).