Highways2019-07-14T17:45:35+01:00

Highways

Brief

The Highways committee liaise between West Sussex County Council and the Parish Council with the aim of maintaining standards and appropriate safety measures necessary on our public roads within the parish.

There are 2 major approved projects in the pipeline for 2017/18 financial year and the committee are pursuing a number of projects with the aim of making our roads and pathways safer for both motorists and pedestrians. In particular these projects are looking at items such as Vehicle Activated Signs, alternative traffic calming methods at trouble spots within the village, potential new speed limits and a significant Community Highways Scheme centred around the safety of children and parents accessing Easebourne School. The Highways committee also look after the Community Speedwatch Scheme in the village.

If you would like to raise any Highways concerns or have any suggestions for possible projects, please get in touch with us via the contacts page.

Members

Andy Thomas (Lead)

Jose Galego

Mike Noble

Colin Sanderson

Sussex Safer Roads Partnership

The Sussex Safer Roads Partnership mobile camera van still visits Easebourne as regularly as is possible, and from the number of offences they record is extremely successful in raising awareness of our 30mph limit. We’d really like to do more though to maintain that awareness when the van can’t be with us. That’s where Community Speedwatch comes in. 

We really need residents who are concerned about speeding in our village to come forward and offer to help tackle this issue. There is a speedgun located in Midhurst Police Station which we can borrow as often as we like, but we need people to operate it! Operating the Speedwatch Gun is really easy and it really does work, with offenders being reported to the Police who then take the appropriate action. The scheme is managed by Chichester Police who have offered to come to the village and talk to residents in more detail about what’s involved and explain how they can help.

If you’d be interested in attending such a session, please get in touch and we will arrange a suitable venue and date. If you would like to improve traffic safety in Easebourne then please consider joining our Community Speedwatch group.

For more information you can also visit https://www.communityspeedwatch.org/

June 20th, 2019|Categories: Highways, News|

Community Speedwatch – we need your help!

It’s been a while since we have been able to schedule any Community Speedwatch sessions, partly due to the availability of a Speedgun and partly due to a lack of volunteers. Although the electronic Vehicle Activated Signs and new Speed Camera signage continue to improve drivers awareness of the 30mph zone, we would like to re-launch the Community Speedwatch programme to reduce speed through the village even more.

We now have easy access to a Speedgun and longer, warmer days, so all we now need are VOLUNTEERS! Sessions are no more than an hour, always involve 2 volunteers and are surprisingly rewarding. Motorists logged speeding are automatically issued with warning letters from the Police and contrary to what you might expect, people are more likely to stop and thank you than do anything else!

So if you can spare a couple of hours a month and would like to make a real difference to road safety in the village, please get in touch with our Parish Clerk for more information on 07342 166188 or email parishclerk@easebourne.org. Thank you.

April 27th, 2019|Categories: Highways, News, Volunteering|

Bus Shelter Opposite Kings Drive

As you may have noticed, the bus shelter opposite Kings Drive is in the process of being re-built after it was found to be in need of significant repair. This is being undertaken largely as a volunteer project, co-ordinated with Darren Rolfe and his volunteer team from West Sussex County Council, with the financial assistance of City and Country.

The shelter is due to be completed at the end of February/beginning of March.

December 16th, 2018|Categories: Highways, News|

Sussex Safer Roads Partnership visits Easebourne

As some of you may have seen, three new ‘Speed Camera/30mph’ signs were installed along Dodsley Lane last week in the latest phase of our attempts to reduce traffic speeds throughout the village. The Sussex Safer Roads Partnership speed van has also been positioned in the village today, Monday 9th July, and Easebourne will now be included as one of their regular scheduled locations. Our own Community Speedwatch activity will continue alongside these checks and we’re always happy to welcome new volunteers, so if you have an hour to spare a week to help us make our roads safer then please do get in touch with our Parish Clerk.”

July 9th, 2018|Categories: Highways, News|

Installation of Vehicle Activated Signs

Easebourne Parish Council have just had installed (Monday 26th February 2018) 2 vehicle activated 30 mph signs (VAS). Located on the A269, on Dodsley Lane, at Budgenor Lodge activated by speeding traffic going south into Easebourne and the other, also on Dodsley Lane activated by any speeding vehicles leaving Easebourne heading towards Haslemere.

March 2nd, 2018|Categories: Highways, News|