One of the few advantages of lockdown has been a reduction in traffic issues, including along Church Road in Laverstock. However, these longstanding issues have not gone away and since September, a working group involving Laverstock & Ford Parish Council, Wiltshire Council, local residents, the Police and leaders from the schools has been meeting regularly to look at long term solutions.
A public meeting will take place on Monday 8th March at 5 pm on Zoom to enable local residents and parents to hear about the progress that has been made and to comment on some of the possible next steps.
The work undertaken so far has included short term measures such as co-ordinated action by Police, council enforcement officers and school staff challenging illegal and anti-social parking and exploration of longer-term measures. The schools are working on refreshing their school travel plans, which could potentially unlock funding for further highways and infrastructure measures and has involved a process of engaging with parents.
If you live on Church Road or the surrounding roads or if they are part of your daily journey to work or school, we would like to share with you what has been achieved so far and hear your view on the issues. Would you like to see more yellow lines on Church Road? How can we make it easier to walk and cycle to school? Would extra car parking capacity help or make the problem worse?
To join the meeting online visit: bit.ly/laverstock-schools or use Meeting ID: 870 1094 2103 with Passcode: 397454 in Zoom. To join by phone, simply call 0203 481 5237 (local rates apply).
If you are unable to join the meeting but have comments to pass on to the group, please email email@example.com