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Group to improve road safety in Amesbury
A WORKING group has been set up to improve the safety of roads in Amesbury and the surrounding rural areas.
More than 30 people from 14 community area parishes met at the Bowman Centre in Amesbury earlier this month to discuss issues that affect road safety. These included improving safety at Winterbourne Stoke, clearing trees obscuring speed limit signs and blocked drains in Amesbury.
It was also agreed among members of the group follow a ten point plan to find out the worst roads for speeding and to gain an understanding of highway legislation rules.
The group will identify potential solutions to issues that arise and it aims to secure funding from Wiltshire Council and at a national level. In the next four weeks the group will create a map showing the problems happening in particular areas.
This information will be presented to Wiltshire Council and the Highways Agency, who have been invited to the next meeting for their comments and help with forward planning. Councillor Graham Wright, chairman of the group, is encouraging any parish that has not yet attended to join the group so that current traffic issues can be recorded and they don’t miss out on any potential for making improvements for their village. He said: “It is a delight to see so many proactive residents and parishes working together, well done.”
The next meeting will take place on Thursday, November 29 at 6.30pm at the Bowman Centre in Amesbury.