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

Please share your views on the recent flooding

A reminder that the Parish Council would like to hear your views on the recent flooding in the village, leaflets have now been dropped through letterboxes of the most at risk houses, they are available to pick up in the Village Stores, The White Horse, The BP station and Cook, plus the online Survey Monkey questionnaire is available.

As already mentioned, we’re looking into obtaining funding from West Sussex County Council in order to plan some significant improvements to current surface water drainage in an attempt to stop the events caused by Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis from happening again.

A critical element of any funding application will be to demonstrate that we have strong support within the community for the proposed improvements and so your feedback is very important.

Thank you to those of you who have already completed the survey. You can find the survey on the link below, which should only take a few minutes to complete:

Flooding survey

If you prefer you can email your comments to parishclerk@easebourne.org or write to the Parish Council address on this website.

Please share all your comments with the Parish Council by Wednesday 11th March 2020. Thank you.

March 4th, 2020|Categories: Highways, News, Winter Management|

Seeking your views on recent flooding

The Parish Council would like to hear your views on the recent flooding in the village and have launched an online Survey Monkey questionnaire in order to do so.

As already mentioned, we’re looking into obtaining funding from West Sussex County Council in order to plan some significant improvements to current surface water drainage in an attempt to stop the events caused by Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis from happening again.

A critical element of any funding application will be to demonstrate that we have strong support within the community for the proposed improvements and so your feedback is very important.

You can find the survey here, which should only take a few minutes to complete:

Flooding survey

We will also be dropping some leaflets through the doors of those houses most likely affected giving the same details. If you prefer you can email your comments to parishclerk@easebourne.org or write to the Parish Council address on this website.

Please share all your comments with the Parish Council by Wednesday 11th March 2020. Thank you.

February 26th, 2020|Categories: Highways, News, Winter Management|

Flooding update

The flooding that happened in Easebourne over the weekend was one of the worst events we’ve experienced and we would like to take this opportunity just to briefly explain why it happened and what’s happening to try to prevent it in the future.

Normally, the River Ez that flows past the White Horse Pub, enters a culvert and flows mostly underground until it reappears again at the back of the Conifers sports field. It should run through the fields and discharge into the River Rother downstream of the North Mill. The culvert is known to be damaged, and possibly undersized, resulting in the River Ez bursting out of the culvert and taking a new route flowing almost entirely through the streets.

We are working with the landowners effected and various Councils, investigating whether the culvert can be replaced. Until then, we regret that similar flood events might be possible and advise anyone in a vulnerable situation or at risk from flooding to take necessary precautions.

As soon as we have more information we’ll share on this website and on Facebook.

February 17th, 2020|Categories: Highways, News, Winter Management|

URGENT -A272 flood debris clearance

The Parish Council has arranged for Chichester District Council road sweepers to work on areas of the A272 and A286 tomorrow, Tuesday 18th Feb, that have suffered deposits of silt as a result of the flooding yesterday. If you would normally park along the road between Lutenor Road and Vanzell Road or just opposite the BP Station, please try to park elsewhere during the day.

The BP Station has very kindly offered use of their limited parking spaces to the left of the forecourt although they are expecting some drain clearance work to be taking place during the day so at times access on and off of the site maybe limited.

The Council has been investigating the problem of flooding in the village for some time. We are continuing to work with the relevant parties to agree an appropriate solution and hopefully avoid any further repeat of the weekend flooding.

 

 

February 17th, 2020|Categories: Highways, News|

Mobile Speed Camera Van

You may have noticed the Mobile Speed Camera Van visited us last week. Operated by the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership, we’re on their list of approved sites although they never tell us when they’re planning to visit – for obvious reasons!

We understand that they have recently recruited more operators and so it looks like we should be seeing them more often, which is great news as people still don’t seem to realise that Easebourne is a 30mph zone. Please spread the word and please slow down or face an official penalty notice.

We would also like to start running some Community Speedwatch sessions again, so if you’re passionate about trying to reduce speeds in our village please consider volunteering. Email parishclerk@easebourne.org to find out more.

January 28th, 2020|Categories: Highways, News|