|Posted on Thursday, 10 July, 2003 - 11:51 am: |
Please post any points you would like to be included in the letter I write to the council. I will be writing the letter in a weeks time so that should be long enough for a few main issues to be raised on this forum.
|Posted on Thursday, 10 July, 2003 - 01:22 pm: |
Some slowing down of speed measures need to be taken. Not only because of residents and people walking down Manor Mount, but also because cars come literally speeding up Waldenshaw road - and this road HAS A SCHOOL on it! Also, I'm not sure if your letter will also be addressing parking issues, but the area should be made permits only, as non residents park up both sides of Manor Mount and Waldenshaw to get the train to work, making it difficult for the huge lorries that deliver to Sainsbury's to turn the corner at the top of Waldenshaw. THis is not only a pain in the rear, but a serious hazard.
|Posted on Thursday, 10 July, 2003 - 02:32 pm: |
Could the way in from Honor Oak Rd not be barred? Turning Manor Mount + Waldenshaw into one big cul-de-sac would be a good idea, as long as space can be left for turning at the ends.
|Posted on Friday, 11 July, 2003 - 10:42 am: |
The Don - please don't forget to include in your letter the facts about the abuse / threats people have experienced from people ignoring the "No Entry" signs. I reckon it strenghtens the case.
|Posted on Thursday, 04 December, 2003 - 10:05 pm: |
Has anything come of this approach to the council?
|Posted on Friday, 19 March, 2004 - 11:57 am: |
Very much in favour of turning Waldenshaw/Manour Mount into a cul-de-sac as I am tired of having to leg it across the road whilst someone taking the shortcut from London road to beat the lights blasts down the road. It would still leave access to Sainsbury's as well as allowing all the residents on both roads to have easy access.
The other point regarding CPZ's is also a valid one as I realise local residents don't have a God given right to park on our own road but it would be nice to be able to at least park somewhere in the area. Sainsbury's also need to make people more aware of the parking at the rear of the store as I believe that there are a lot of shoppers who don't even know there is parking there and as a result park in Waldenshaw Road.
|Posted on Friday, 19 March, 2004 - 06:02 pm: |
Bear in mind the argument is always about the ambulances needing unimpeded access from the Davids Rd station.
My suggestion is move the ambulances to any one of many unused industrial sites around Forest Hill and out of a residential area, and reduce through access through Davids, Waldenshaw, etc. It was great when Davids Road was closed for piling work a couple of years ago...
|Cllr David Whiting|
|Posted on Saturday, 20 March, 2004 - 08:55 am: |
It's a good idea, and I tried to persuade the Ambulance Service to do this some time ago, but they were just not interested.
It might be worth trying again however, as it would certainly help environmentally, and given the difficult exit from the existing site, might even save a life or two.
|Posted on Monday, 22 March, 2004 - 12:40 pm: |
I am not sure but I don't believe the ambulance uses any other road for access than Waldenshaw as I live at the London Road end and get their "music and lights" show quite frequently. It gives them direct accessm, both North and Southbound, onto London Road.
|Cllr David Whiting|
|Posted on Monday, 22 March, 2004 - 04:27 pm: |
They also exit via Davids Rd
|Posted on Tuesday, 23 March, 2004 - 08:32 am: |
This may be the case re David's Road but how much time would they lose if it was closed in comparison to the time they lose at the moment because they cant squeeze past car's, van's and everyone else who uses Waldenshaw Road as a rat run?
|Cllr David Whiting|
|Posted on Tuesday, 23 March, 2004 - 09:43 am: |
John 2 is quite right about the ambulance service's need for a Davids Road exit, but if it were possible to relocate the ambulance station (and I do not rate the chances very high as the ambulance service turned the idea down some years ago), then it would be possible to look at the question of traffic management solely from a resident's perspective
|Posted on Tuesday, 23 March, 2004 - 10:35 am: |
Sorry Councillor but that was not the point I was trying to make. I was suggesting that the ambulances would not be affected by the closures we talked about leaving them with Waldenshaw Road as their only exit. In terms of time lost by only using Waldenshaw Road as an exit is negligible as they have a direct North/South run from the London Road. Yes there will be a small loss of time by not being able to go up David's road but then they have lights and sirens to negate that. There is also the option of using remote barriers (as a number of councils have for public service vehicles in PSV only areas) that drop into the road as the ambulance approaches freeing up exits only for the ambulance and not for general road users. Would that be an option because I should imagine it is slightly less costly than relocating the ambulance station (although the council could always relocate them to an industrial site and sell the existing site for a tidy profit!)