Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Safer Roads - UPDATE

Further to some of our recent blogs, we are pleased to confirm BANES Council are finally starting to listen.

Cllr Ball & Sarah Moore at Junction of  Kelston View & North Way

We have had meetings with members of the Highways team and the Cabinet Member for Highways and as you will see from the image below, some of the "potholes" are being finally repaired.

Junction of Kelston View & North Way today

However, this is only the start, we have had confirmation that some sections of the roads in the area are not able to be "patched" but will  need to have a more costly repair.  Councillor Tim Ball and I have further meetings arranged to discuss what options are available for these roads, including a meeting with the Divisional Director for Environmental Services at BANES.

Linked with this issue is the increased number of large busses that are running through the area, whilst we welcome the options of a greater bus service, it needs to be affordable and relevant for the needs of residents to encourage better usage.  There are over 100 busses a day running through the Twerton area and most of these have only a handful of residents on them.

We have a meeting arranged with the Managing Director of FirstBus in July at which we will be discussing issues such as the size of busses, the routes the busses travel, frequency of the busses and importantly the fares that are being charged.

We will be updating you more following the meetings

Sarah Moore
Local Campaigner