Traffic Concerns


Traffic Concerns in Kington Langley

July 17 update.

The Parish Council are asking for volunteers to help co-ordinate and run the Community Speed Watch.

All volunteers will need to fill in the NEW Volunteer Application Vetting Form May2017 v1 application form.  The first training date available is Wednesday 20th September 4-6pm. We are hoping to get as many people as possible to come on that day so we can get started. We have had 8 volunteers so far.

The Parish Council would welcome even more volunteers to take part in the official training on 20th September for the village Speed Watch campaign.  Would those wishing to be included please email their names to kingtonlangleytraffic@gmail.com.  If you need any more information please do not hesitate to get in touch via the above email address.

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The following are comments from the group of interested individuals who have prepared a proposal as an input to the Parish Council in December 2016.

Dear residents of Kington Langley,

There has been concern for some time that a large number of vehicles are passing though Kington Langley with disregard for the speed and weight restrictions. These vehicles pose a threat to the community’s safety and peaceful enjoyment of our village.

Having conducted a recent survey (Sept/Oct 2016), there are a significant number of residents who are extremely concerned about the traffic and would support measures to slow traffic down and enforce the speed and weight restrictions.

In response to this, a group of interested individuals have come together to make a proposal for the Parish Council to put forward to the relevant authorities in Wiltshire. The email address to contact this group of interested individuals is kingtonlangleytraffic@gmail.com .

The input document provided to the Parish Coucil is available here – Traffic Proposal Final 27.11.16

December 2016 Parish Council Meeting

This problem was discussed at this meeting and the following is the relevant minute from the Kington Langley Parish Council meeting held on Monday 12th December 2016. The complete version of these minutes is available here- DRAFT Minutes 12.12.16

128.16 Traffic Calming Proposals – A report quoting traffic concerns of many residents of Kington Langley together with proposed solutions has been received and circulated to all members. Also, a petition carrying 226 names was handed to the Clerk at this meeting. The Petition asks the Parish Council to action a plan to reduce and enforce the speed limits and traffic restrictions through the village.

Members noted the concerns and proposals on the report.

Cllr Dixson briefed all present that the annual budget for highways improvement works is only around £17,000 for the whole Chippenham area.

The Clerk and Cllr Dixson had discussed the document with the Highway Engineer.

Taking advice from the Wiltshire Council Highway Engineer, it was suggested and agreed by the authors of the report to establish four speeding hot spots in the village and metro counts will be requested to quantify the scale of the problem. Wiltshire Council can then undertake the metro-counts and will report the data to the Parish Council for comment. In that way, a case for remedial action can be established.

Wiltshire Cllr Greenman agreed to speak to the Northern Area Planning Officer for advice.

For information, a copy of the report will be posted on the website together with these minutes.