Part of the feedback we received from the pledge request for the new village hall, regarded sorting out the pedestrian crossing at the Precinct as some see that as a higher priority.
As I use this crossing daily and have experienced how dangerous it can be. I did write to North Somerset Council (NSC) back in 2012, but as only 1 recorded incident happened in the previous 3 years their only suggestion was using the local speedwatch group to monitor, but that did not happen.
There is currently an opportunity to lobby the Parish Council by commenting on its transport section of the Neighbourhood Plan – http://www.congresbury-pc.gov.uk/…/Congresbury%20Neighbourh…
The plan includes the following measure – ‘Apply a 20 mph speed limit on the B3133 from the Ship and Castle to the Precinct and all residential roads off both the A370, and the B3133 to improve the environment of Congresbury’
That is a start but upgrading the crossing to traffic light controlled would be the best option but would need significant evidence of vehicles not stopping etc. to put to the Parish Council to include in the NP and for them to lobby NSC to pay for the upgrade. The alternative would be for the community to say use crowdfunding to raise the necessary funding.
The Parish Council website details how you can comment on the NP and there are various drop in sessions during August and September – http://www.congresbury-pc.gov.uk/Congresbury-P…/Default.aspx
If those concerned residents want to get together to discuss please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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