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Minutes of Stapleford Traffic & Transport Meeting on 18th January 2019

25th January 2019 Stapleford Town Council, Stapleford Traffic and Transport Working Party Tags: , 0 Comments

Present: – Councillors Richard Macrae; David Grindell; Dave Pearson + 3 residents (Fiona Machin; Mrs. Rolfe; Lorraine)

Apologies received:- None

Matters arising from last meeting:-

1) Pinfold Lane/Aldi- Whilst residents were pleased that Aldi was going ahead, several concerns had been made with regard to the future. There were continual problems with parking at the Nottingham Road end, which meant traffic were often having to travel on the wrong side of the road. There also seemed the likelihood that there would be a lot more traffic moving up & down Pinfold Lane once Aldi was opened. The road is already used as a rat run to avoid The Roach traffic lights. Whilst accepting this could not be avoided it was felt that perhaps some kind of one way system/parking restrictions could be considered to alleviate this; before or very soon after the store opened.

2) Lorries delivering at Sandicliffe. This problem continues and at preent there seems to be no solution.

3) Free parking at Hall’s Road school for a short period during school start & finish times. This would greatly alleviate congestion at these times. RM to contact Derek Musto at Broxtowe.

4) Condition of Bailey Street. We had been promised some photographs from a local resident but as yet these had not transpired; so at the moment it is on hold.

5) Testing Pollution levels on Derby Road. Whilst we had received details of equipment from Teresa Needham nothing further had happened. DP reported that he had been informed by County Council that this was the Borough Council’s responsibility. RM to contact Derek Musto at Broxtowe in the first instance.

6) Mckinley Aveneu twitchell- Suitable barriers have been agreed to be put in place by Notts County Council and were much appreciated by local residents and appeared to be effective.

7) Petition for 20mph speed limit was continuing.

8) HS2 – DP reported that the Town Council had written to HS2 voicing residents numerous concerns with regard to likely traffic problems.

New Matters raised:

1) Increase congestion on Toton Lane since the opening of the tram: The large increase in traffic now meant that at busy times the queue at Bardill’s Island stretch back a considerable way past a number of residential streets. Meaning that it was very difficult to get out of roads such as Darkey Lane, Clarehaven, Pritchard Drive and even Westerlands. Whilst there could well be changes to the island in the future, these were unlikely to alleviate the problem. It was felt that box markings at the junctions of these roads would be a suitable solution to the problem.

2) Increased parking problems on Gibbons Avenue; in particular dangerous parking on the corner of Gibbons Ave. & Eatons Rd. It was felt that a good solution to this would be to install double yellow lines at the junction of Gibbons Ave./The Mount/Eatons Road and it was agreed to take this forward.

3) RM raised concerns over the decision of New College to introduce parking charges. Apart from the increased cost to students and staff, this was likely to increase parking problems in the Frederick Road area. Unfortunately the college own the car park so sadly it was felt there was little that could be done.

4) Alleyway between the top of The Crescent and Braddon Avenue. This was at present very difficult for disabled residents to use as a fairly quick access to shops at Montrose Court and even the Jaguar Co-op. It was felt that a dropped kerb at the end of the alleyway on Braddon Avenue and converting the steps opposite near to Faraday Court would greatly improve the situation for the disabled.

5) Moorbridge Lane. This was due to be re-surfaced during the next financial year and ti was felt this was an excellent time to look at overall improvements to the area. Many of the residents have to park on the road which consequently reduces its width. HS2 have designated Moorbrdge Lane as a route for construction traffic to their proposed depot at Sandiacre, which is likely to greatly increase the traffic flow. To improve this it is suggested that the very wide grass verge could be considered for development into hard-standing residents parking area with dropped kerbs for vehicles This would greatly improve the future traffic flow and safety in the area, which has also had long-standing problems with speeding traffic.

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