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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Traffic and Parking - Dulverton

Traffic/Parking changes/modifications for Dulverton Town

To see the suggestions/changes please download the attachment below:  Having had SCC approval that the suggestions are not illegal) DTC are now asking you, the public for your comments it would be appreciated that your reasons are also given.

Please note that a 20mph speed limit thoughout the town has requested from SCC.

For a number of months your Town Council have been investigating the movement of traffic, road safety and on street parking within the Town.

Some months ago (2013) this process of looking at parking in the town was started by our current District & Town councillor along with a ex councillor. Part of a GRANT was used to fund a consultant to producing a number of maps focusing on parking.

Click to download these maps  Grant funded suggestions to the SCC Traffic Order.pdf scroll down load these) although no action was taken at that time and further consideration halted. In 2014 DTC used these for the basics of the published suggestion.

 

 Unfortunately there has been some knee jerk reactions and jumping to conclusions based on hearsay without giving serious consideration or in some cases even looking at the suggestions.

 To be clear these are ONLY suggestions however we want and need your feedback.

Please consider each as an individual item and if possible also as part of the whole.

 This is only one part of a study aimed at looking at a future traffic strategy for the Town, other will include signage, speed limits, weight and width limitation, etc

  scrole down to down load maps and/or here to read a description

 To see DTC statement of purpose scroll down to read

Traffic around Town

 Following discussions with Somerset County Council some comprise proposals/suggestions have been produced and are displayed on maps. See also a possible alternative to increase the number of parking spaces in Bridge Street. A consultation process will start from 1st October 2014 with the details being available from the web site, see attachment below and displayed on our notice board mounted on the wall of the public toilets in front of the Lion Car Park, the consultation will finish on the 9th November 2014.-

Comments can be posted, emailed to the clerk, given into the council offices and/or posted into the DTC Post Box mounted on the chemist wall.

The main drivers for the changes are: 

1.traffic flow,

2.road safety

3.and ensure access and passage of emergency services

Note, one alternative could increase the number of car parking spaces

 

The Police and the Fire and Rescue Services have already indicated that they support any proposals, which improves traffic flow and achievesgreater visibility and safer access.

 

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Car Parking Changes – Dulverton Town

Statement of Purpose

Dulverton Town Council (DTC) has become aware that some traders and possibly some residents have gained incorrect information with regard to suggested changes/restrictions in Dulverton.

Unfortunately there has been some knee jerk reactions and jumping to conclusions based on hearsay without giving serious consideration or in some cases even looking at the suggestions.

DTC have attempted to ensure that the situation is clear, although judging by the rumours and some emails that are circulating, clearly we have not succeeded. To get a true understanding please read the documents displayed on the council notice board, the web site and around town.

DTC is aware that a petition has been placed in shops in the town which is against any changes whatsoever. Unfortunately a petition of this nature does not address the specific issues (this on the face of it is against a 20mph speed limit, and the protection of the junction on the access roads to schools and medical centres and others?). DTC would appreciate to receive comments and opinions on each individual proposal.

To be clear these are ONLY suggestions. There exist various alternatives to all the proposals. A decision will be madeby DTC and SCC having given full consideration to all the feedback received from members of the community including the Police and the Fire and Rescue Services(who have already indicated that they support any proposals, which improves traffic flow and achievesgreater visibility and safer access).

Please consider each proposal as an individual item, and if possible also as part of the whole, giving reasons as to why you are ‘for’ or ‘against’. Furthermore, if you have any suggestions as to how additional parking can be achieved DTC will be interested in hearing your ideas.

This is only one part of a study aimed at looking at a future traffic strategy for the Town, initiated by two Town Councillors, one of whom has since resigned, the other being a District Council member.Other issues for future consideration include signage, speed limits, weight and width limitation, etc.

Dulverton Town Council

16thOctober 2014