- A515 – TRAFFIC CALMING MEASURES COMPLETE.
Following implementation of the turning bans at Wood End Lane, Lichfield; the junction of the A515 with the A513 at Kings Bromley and at the junction of Town Hill with the A515 in Yoxall, the project entitled “Yoxall Gateway” commenced on time, and concluded with repainting the white lines through the village.
This “second phase” of traffic calming measures instigated by the Parish Council supplements the turning bans and designed to reduce HCV movements through the village, whilst also reducing speeding motorists entering the village.
These achievements have taken over 2 years of negotiations involving your Parish Councillors and Staffs C.C., despite reports from some sources suggesting that “others” are responsible.
Whilst the impact of the turning bans has been significant, some hauliers are ignoring the bans. If anyone sees HCV’s disregarding the signs, please report registration, time, date and name of haulier to the local police. Photographic evidence where possible will be extremely useful.
All relevant transport and commercial companies in the area have been advised including those operating from the Derbyshire quarries.
Local businesses who cannot make reasonable adjustments to their operations will be asked to state why they should be exempted and a permit system may thereafter be put into operation. We are in discussions with one local fuel business for whom the bans are proving to be a problem. Together with the police and Staffs Highways, we will look to find a solution.
HS2 have been successfully petitioned to make improvements to Wood End Lane, after which the road would be re-classified as an A or B road, with the intention of reclassifying the A513 and B5016 to enable weight limits to be imposed thereafter.
Staffs C.C. will collect data in September to determine the success of these measures, following which, a feasibility study will be undertaken to assess the dangers posed by motorists entering the village at speed and driving directly across the island at Alexandra Drive without slowing down.
YOXALL COMMUNITY SPEED WATCH – is now operational and will provide a further deterrent to motorists speeding through the village. Speed watch is about awareness which will make our village safer.
As a result of this initiative, Yoxall will now join 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.
STATE OF PAVEMENTS IN FERRERS ROAD. Some repairs have been completed. Following advice from Staffs C.C., reidents are again urged to report any concerns that they may have with the state of the pavements. The same applies to residents in other roads within the village.
To report an issue and seek to have repaid carried out by Staffs C.C., go on Staffordshire County Councils website. On the “Home” page and in the top right hand corner, you will see A to Z index. Click here and on the next page, you will see the alphabet. Click on H for Highways and you will be taken through to that page. There are a series of sub-sections including one re. pavements. Click here and then follow the instructions to report the matter.
Or alternatively, to report highway issues such as:
· Highway drainage
· Hedgerows / trees / grass cutting
· Street lights
· Road safety
· Parking issues (contact firstname.lastname@example.org@staffordshire.gov.uk)
As well other matters, please visit:
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).