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Staffordshire Community Speed Watch

Michelle Shaker of CSW reports that

Michelle Shaker of CSW reports that there are now 69 active speedwatch teams in
Staffordshire, comprising of 327 volunteers. If you would like to be involved, please contact
Allan Howard. Speeders are first sent a warning letter, then a second, and on a third offence
receive a visit from a Special Constable. The stats below show how the number of letters
and home visits has grown over the last three years:

Full Year 1 st Qtr 2 nd Qtr
2016 2017 2018 2018 2019
Number of 1 st Warning Letters 3317 5270 8191 921 1995
Number of 2 nd Warning Letters 119 189 482 30 135
Number of Home Visits 5 13 54 3 17
The aim of Speedwatch is to stop speeding rather than to catch offenders, and the very sight of hi-vis
jacketed volunteers does make motorists more aware of their speed through built up areas.
The Kings Bromley group is also sending photos of HGVs violating the weight restricted turns on the
A515 to the police through CSW. If you catch any offenders on your phone cameras please send the
photos to Allan Howard at alan.how8@btinternet.com .

Village news from Helen Price - 18th April 2019 - part 2

Part 2

Kings Bromley WI

The WI held their April meeting on a very cold and wintry evening. It was anticipated that few would attend; however our membership continues to increase and we welcomed several new members.
The hall was welcoming as it could be due to the renovation works and we offered refreshments early in camping style to keep everyone warm.

We had a very interesting and informative speaker with Ben Wilkes informing us about the Shropshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire Blood Bikes. Ben is a former police officer from Alrewas and many might have known him as a volunteer for the Border Collie Trust in Colton where he now lives.

The Blood Bike volunteers run a 24 hour service supporting the NHS independently with transportation of urgent blood samples, medical equipment and even breast milk for premature babies all over the Staffordshire, Shropshire and Cheshire area. They started out with 2 secondhand bikes in 2004 and now have a fleet of 15 new bikes and continue to recruit volunteers who are experienced motorcyclists. This valuable service helps save lives, promotes motor cycling and gives a positive image to the community. Ben’s talk was very humorous and yet emotional too.

The meeting closed with our traditional raffle, and by reminding members that our next meeting will be held at the Cricket Club on 2nd May, usual time of 7.30pm.

Village news from Helen Price - 18th April 2019 Part 1

As sent to The Mercury

Kings Bromley Historians

Richard Stone, local historian, described Offa, our subject for the evening, as a ‘most gallant youth’ according to contemporary writing. Born around 740, he became king in 757 by overthrowing Beomred, the other contender to the throne of Mercia. His wife, Cynethryth, was the only wife of a king to have her image on coinage. Offa himself established the rate of coinage, 12d to the shilling and 240d to the pound, the practice which existed until 1971.

Offa is best remembered however for his dyke, which stretched for 177 miles, forming a boundary between the Welsh and English. It was approximately 20 feet high and 100 feet wide, including a ditch on the Welsh side and a palisade on top. Different parts of the dyke were built by separate teams of workers using slightly different methods of construction. He died in 796 and is buried in Bedford.

As it happened, our meeting was on the day of the funeral of our founder, Ivy Butcher. We marked the occasion by raising a glass to her memory.

Our April meeting is an outing to Tissington Hall and our May meeting will be preparation for the 100th anniversary of the Kings Bromley Show.

Kings Bromley Wednesday Club

The Chair began by thanking Gillian for letting us hold this month’s meeting at the Royal Oak and for providing us with tea and coffee.
She then introduced our speaker, Kevin Reynolds, who provided us with an insight into the weird and wonderful world of the Dragonfly – the Devil’s Darning Needle! So called because for centuries people believed that dragonflies came in the night to sew the unsuspecting sleeper’s eyelids together! A similar myth existed in the USA but in this instance, dragonflies would visit those who told lies - sewing their lips together while they slept! An unfair reputation - dragonflies being harmless to humans as they neither bite nor sting.
Kevin went on to explain that dragonflies have inhabited the earth for some 300 million years. Today there are some 6,000 species of dragonfly worldwide with 40 – 50 species here in the UK. Staffordshire is home to some 30 species including one of the rarest in the UK, the White-Faced Darter. He then outlined the life cycle of the dragonfly. A life spent mostly underwater – first as an egg and then as a nymph. They leave the water only to mate and reproduce. Adult dragonflies are supreme fliers with a voracious appetite feeding on midges, mosquitoes, flies, bumble bees, hornets and each other. The males are very territorial chasing and fighting off their rivals.
Kevin concluded by reminding us that while dragonflies are harmless to us, we are harmful to them, and that we need to both protect their current habitats and create new ones.
Next meeting – Wednesday May 1st. Visit to Stratford upon Avon.

Responsible Dog Ownership

The vast majority of dog owners keep their dogs well supervised,

The vast majority of dog owners keep their dogs well supervised, however, at the Parish Council meeting on 10th April, we were made aware of a number of worrying incidents. Firstly, a farmer who farms adjacent to the Trent and Mersey Canal between Handsacre and the canal bridge on Shaw Lane reported that on the 8th April ‘a dog got in with our ewes and lambs and mauled one of our prize ewes to death leaving her lambs now orphan.’ Secondly, on a pavement in Kings Bromley, a dog on a lead was attacked by two unleashed dogs causing the dog and its owner considerable distress. Thirdly, there have been six incidents of customers having been bitten by dogs in the Royal Oak in the last two years causing the owners to ban dogs from certain areas. We would urge all dog owners to make sure that such incidents do not re-occur. On the positive side, we note that there have recently been very few occurrences of dog fouling on our streets.
Kings Bromley Parish Council

Date of next Parish Council meeting

Due to the election the date of the next meeting has changed

The next meeting will be on TUESDAY 14th May 2019 not the usual date of Wednesday 8th. Parish Clerk

Village news from Helen Price - 11th April 2019

As sent to The Mercury

Kings Bromley Gardening Guild

The meeting of the Gardening Guild on 18 March started with the AGM. There was a review of another successful year, followed by the re-election of committee members for the coming year. The Gardening Guild welcomes new members and plans to advertise the organisation at the Open Gardens event on 15-16 June. Once the AGM was completed, members enjoyed a glass or two of wine with nibbles and a gardening quiz.
The next meeting on 15 April welcomes Byron Lewis from Lichfield Garden Centre who will be talking about 'Spring Plants'. All are welcome; the meeting commences at 7.45 pm.

Weight Restricted Turns on A515

Since the introduction of the 7.5 tonne weight restricted turns

... on the A515 at Yoxall, Kings Bromley and Woodend Lane there has been a significant reduction of HGV traffic on the A515 and A513. The police have taken seriously the monitoring of the junctions but have to rely heavily on the local communities for information. The local Speedwatch team has been out at the A513 and Woodend Lane junctions and sends photographs of offending vehicles to the police through the Speedwatch coordinator. If you could help by taking photos yourself please forward them to Allan Howard on alan.how8@btinternet.com and I will pass them on to the police. An online camera will soon be installed on the Royal Oak which will catch all offenders.

It has been noticed that in order to circumvent the TROs some lorries have been using the A515, A51, Eastern Avenue route to travel between the A50 and A38. At meetings on 5th April with Lomas Distribution and Tarmac, representatives of YTAG (Yoxall Traffic Action Group) and Kings Bromley Parish Council received assurances that their liveried HGVs would be instructed not to use this route which they accept as both unsafe and uneconomic. These companies are then added to a growing list including Wincanton, Shell, Tesco and JCB who have already made this commitment.

Kings Bromley Parish Council

New Councillors

There will be 3 new Councillors

Seven parishioners nominated themselves for seven Parish Councillor vacancies, so they will be elected unopposed. They are: Steve Browne, Jack Burkinshaw, Charles Cole, Neil Crawley, Janet Higgins, Allan Howard & Gillian Pitchford. Mary Gair, Ian Pritchard and Nigel Lee did not seek re-election, we thank them for their past service.
Voting will take place at the Village Hall on May 2nd for District Councillors.

Dates when Mobile Library will visit

See document

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Forthcoming elections

A reminder

If you haven’t already registered to vote at your current address in the past, you will need to do so by 12th April if you want to vote in the parish and district elections that are taking place on 2nd May.

Open Parish Meeting

You are invited

.. to this years open parish meeting on Thursday 11th April at 8pm at the Village Hall. All welcome

Village news from Helen Price - 4th April 2019

As sent to The Mercury

Jumble Sale, Saturday 6th April

The jumble sale will be held at the Village Hall at 2.00 p.m. on Saturday 6th April. Any clothes, small bric-a-brac and books in good condition would be very welcome. Please bring offerings to the hall on the Saturday morning between 10.00 and 11.30 am or ring Peter Gee on 472157 to arrange transport. Offers to help sort and sell the goods would be most welcome; again, please contact Peter Gee.

Spring Fete, Saturday 13th April 2019

Kings Bromley Care Home hold their Spring Fete on Saturday 13th April from 3.00 – 5.00 pm. Amongst the attractions will be a tombola, craft stalls, raffle and BBQ. Sounds Familiar provide entertainment.

Entrance is free: do come along and support this local event to raise much-needed funds for activities within our local nursing home. Anybody wishing to volunteer their time and help at the Home, e.g. with activities such as knitting etc. or our garden project, would be warmly welcomed. Please ring Emma on 01283 576145 for further information.

Mobile Library

With effect from April the Mobile Library service is changing its dates and times in Kings Bromley. Starting from Friday 12th April the library van will be calling fortnightly on a Friday from 10.00 am until 11.00 am. It will still be sited in Lanes Close opposite the Richard Crosse School.

HS2 update

In February, HS2 issued what are known as ‘Additional Provisions’

In February, HS2 issued what are known as ‘Additional Provisions’. These are changes to the Bill that was published last year which either take into account objections that were raised by individuals, councils, public bodies etc or the need for HS2 to take additional land for construction purposes in addition to that outlined in the original Bill

The major changes outlined in the Additional provisions affecting Kings Bromley include changes to the Railway Junction at Handsacre where the new High-Speed line links into the existing West Coast main-line, straightening and widening Woodend Lane where it joins the A515 and measures to assist drainage from the proposed Borrow Pits into existing water-courses.

However, the major issue for the Parish concerns Common Lane which originally HS2 wanted to close where it crosses the new railway track. Last year, the Parish Council argued strongly that this road should remain open. Although HS2 agreed that a new link road should be built between Common Lane and the A515, we found out when we presented our Petition to the House of Commons Select Committee that this road would not be open until after the construction phase, which could take up to 5 years.There is nothing in the recently published Additional Provisions that helps this situation.

Therefore, the Parish Council have objected strongly to this and submitted a further
Petition to the House of Commons Select Committee requesting that HS2 proposes a suitable alternative that ensures Common Lane remains open. If this does not happen, ALL Common Lane traffic will be forced to use Crawley Lane past Richard Crosse Primary School - a situation that is totally unacceptable for all concerned. The stand the Parish Council has taken is supported by Staffordshire County Council, Lichfield District Council, Richard Crosse School, NFU, and landowners and businesses affected by this decision.

A copy of the Petition has been posted on the Kings Bromley Parish Council web site so it can be accessed from there. However, please contact me If you have any issues or concerns on this by e-mailing me on charleswcole13@aol.com or phone me on 01543 472423.

As always, we will keep you up-to-date with any developments on the Parish Council web-site or in the Parish magazine.

Cllr. Charles Cole
Copy of petition is here PDF icon HS2 Hybrid Bill - Copy of petition March 2019 (61.2 Kb)

Village news from Helen Price - 28th March 2019

As sent to The Mercury

Jumble Sale, Saturday 6th April

The jumble sale will be held at the Village Hall at 2.00 p.m. on Saturday 6th April. Any clothes, small bric-a-brac and books in good condition would be very welcome. Please bring offerings to the hall on the Saturday morning between 10.00 and 11.30 am or ring Peter Gee on 472157 to arrange transport. Offers to help sort and sell the goods would be most welcome; again, please contact Peter Gee.

Kings Bromley Show, Saturday 13th July

Kings Bromley’s popular annual country show is excited and privileged to be celebrating 100 years of the Kings Bromley Horticultural Society. This year’s special celebratory show will centre around our competitive horticultural marquee, which includes over 100 categories. There is also an outstanding entertainment line up to kick off the celebrations.

The family fun dog show, equestrian events and vintage car display always draw in the crowds and around the field will be a variety of trade and craft stands, farm animals, children’s entertainment, food outlets offering a wide range of refreshments and much much more.

Open Gardens Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June

This year the proceeds from the Open Gardens will be split between the Church Restoration Fund and the Village Hall – for a new noticeboard and benches/tables on the play area. The Village Harmony Choir, Ryknild Rabble Morris dancers and Jonathan Nason’s Jazz Band will be performing and the WI will be providing teas and Yarn Bombing again.
We have a good number of gardens already and would welcome more. If anyone would like to open their garden please let Alison Howard know on 472720.

Village news from Helen Price - 21st March 2019

As sent to The Mercury

Spring Fete, Saturday 13th April 2019

Kings Bromley Nursing Home hold their Spring Fete on Saturday 13th April from 3.00 – 5.00 pm. Amongst the attractions will be a tombola, craft stalls, raffle and BBQ. There’s entertainment in the form of Sounds Familiar.

Entrance is free: do come along and support this local event to raise much-needed funds for activities within our local nursing home. Anybody wishing to volunteer their time and help at the Home, e.g. with activities such as knitting etc. or our garden project, would be warmly welcomed. Please ring Emma on 01283 576145 for further information.

Kings Bromley WI

The Women's Institute celebrated their AGM on 7th March with a fabulous cheese and wine buffet.

Sue Penfold was voted in for her 4th year as our president and we gained a new committee member in Sarah. Ladies enjoyed the buffet and wine celebration whilst taking part in a Fair Trade Quiz hosted by Teresa from the Co-op. The Co-op donated some Fair Trade wine for the raffle and displayed a stall with home made Fair Trade banana bread and coffee cakes for members to enjoy. The three winning teams all had Fair Trade chocolate as a prize. The members learnt a lot about the Fair Trade movement which incidentally was a cause originally supported by the WI in 1992, and continues to be a focus of their work.

We have grown in numbers this year and had several new members join us for our AGM. We shall meet again in April when we will hear from the Blood Delivery services, who will be our Charity for 2019.

Wednesday Club

Our March meeting saw us “Behind Bars” with Steve Geale. Steve an IT and Advanced Maths teacher had spent a total of 11 years “inside” - teaching first at HMP Stafford from 2002 – 2006 and then at HMP Featherstone from 2007 - 2014.
Steve began by explaining the different prison categories and the purpose behind custodial sentencing. He then outlined the many underlying reasons why people find themselves in prison including mental health issues, drink, drugs, greed and accident. The latter often related to Health and Safety regulations. He also outlined the high rates of re-offending with some 84% of prisoners re-offending within 4 years of leaving prison.
Steve went on to describe prisons as small towns with each cell being a residence. These “towns” have healthcare facilities, a shop, library, gym, workshops and an education centre providing inmates with opportunities for work, recreation and education.
Steve concluded by telling us of some of the people he had met during his career. Among others was the Oldbury forger who at his most prolific was producing £110,000 worth of counterfeit £20.00 notes per day. After serving a 7-year sentence he was employed by De La Rue makers of our paper money. The 26 -year old convicted for the production and supply of drugs. On his release he obtained a gardening job at a National Trust property where he cultivated the perfect conditions for growing cannabis! The prisoner convicted of GBH who used his 6-year sentence to gain a First-Class Honours degree in Maths and now works as a statistician. Finally, the prisoner who following his escape in December 2004 sent the prison governor a Christmas card! A tradition he continued until his recapture in 2008!
Next Meeting: Our next meeting will be on Wednesday April 3rd at 2.30pm at The Royal Oak when Kevin Reynolds will talk about Dragonflies.

Voluntary Transport Scheme / Kings Bromley Medical Transport

As part of their austerity measures, Staffordshire County Council

As part of their austerity measures, Staffordshire County Council will discontinue support for this scheme from 31st March. The scheme exists to enable parishioners to attend health centre or hospital visits where public transport cannot be used due to disability or inappropriate timetabling. The Parish Council believe this is an essential service and have decided to take over its support. Users will see no difference in the scheme, they will ring Jane Pollard on 473151 and she will arrange for a volunteer driver to transport them. Volunteer drivers will see a simplified set of rates for the journeys. To make it clear what the scheme is and does it will be renamed Kings Bromley Medical Transport. The Parish Council wishes to thank Jane for continuing to run the scheme, which she has done calmly and efficiently for around 25 years.

Jane has a pool of seven volunteer drivers which is barely enough. If you would like to volunteer your services please get in contact with Jane.

Allan Howard, Chairman, Kings Bromley Parish Council

Open Gardens 2019

Open Gardens Saturday 15th, Sunday 16th June

This year the proceeds from the Open Garden event will be split between the Church Restoration Fund and the Village Hall - for a new notice board and benches/tables on the play area.The Village Harmony Choir, Ryknild Rabble morris dancers and Jonathan Nason's will be performing, and the WI will be providing teas and Yarn Bombing again.

We have a good number of gardens already, but would welcome more. If anyone would like to open their garden please let Alison Howard know on 472720.

Allan Howard.

Ivy Butcher

Report as sent to The Mercury

Ivy Butcher, a much-loved villager, passed away after a short illness on the 3rd March at Hoar Cross Nursing Home at the age of 102. Ivy was born at Victory Farm, Kings Bromley, in 1916. Her father, John Jefferies, a farmer, had once been a coachman to the Lane family at Kings Bromley Hall and her mother was lady’s maid to the Hon. Mrs. Grace Lane. In 1928 the family moved to Eastfields. She attended the Richard Crosse School and left at the age of 15. Having been marked out as a bright girl, the wife of the headmaster had given her shorthand lessons and the vicar gave her the use of a typewriter and in 1931 she got a secretarial job with a subsidiary of the Selfridges company in London. She always said that it was Hitler who finished her secretarial career as she and her uncle, with whom she was living, moved back to Kings Bromley to avoid the air raids and because of his ill health. Not one to let the grass grow under her feet, she joined the Lancashire County Hospital as a nurse, a job she really enjoyed. Moving back to Kings Bromley after the war to look after her ageing father, she took a part- time secretarial post in Lichfield. David Butcher, a demobbed soldier, who was working at Woodshoot Nursery, lodged with the family and in 1952 Ivy and David Butcher married.
Ivy was a founder member of the Kings Bromley Historians and the Gardening Guild and for years was secretary of the Horticultural Society, which ran the Village Show, seeing it through some difficult times. She was also very active within the Church, the Parochial Church Council and the ladies’ group that looked after the flowers in the Church. She published six books on local history and in 2008 received The Local History Award for Personal Achievement from the British Association for Local History. She was able to establish contact with the descendants of the Lane family, who had left the Village and the Manor in 1928, and recovered from them huge quantities of archive material which is now held at the Staffordshire Record Office and the Kings Bromley Historians Archive. Ivy had a razor-sharp mind and memory right up to the end and was the go-to oracle for any information about the village.
Unfortunately, David died in 1993 and they had no children. It was a mark of the love and respect that the village had for her that in 2016 a celebration of her 100th birthday was held in the Village Hall, which was one of the biggest events that had occurred in the village for years. In January of this year Kings Bromley Historians had a photo taken of her by Simnetts of Burton, who had taken the one of her as a child nearly 100 years previously.
Allan Howard

Leap-Frog Trail play equipment and opening ceremony

See report attached

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High-Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill

Letter from HS2 entitled 'High-Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill

Many residents in the village have had a letter today from HS2 concerning documents relating to the above. The Parish Council have copies of the documents and over the next few days will be going through them to look at any impact on the Village. Our major concern remains the closure of Common Lane during the
Construction Phase (lasting 5 years).

When we have looked at the implications we will up-date the Parish Council web-site and let you know what further actions the Parish Council need to take.

If any resident has specific concerns, then please contact Charles Cole on charleswcole13@aol.com or phone 07768 465044.

As always, we will try to keep all residents up to date with any developments.

Village Hall Refurbishment to start in March

The Parish Council is pleased to announce

The Parish Council is pleased to announce that the contract to carry out the refurbishment work has been awarded to local firm RJK Construction.

Work will commence on 25th March and will take about 8 weeks.

Every effort will be made to keep access to the main hall and upstairs rooms open, ask Julie Bamber for details concerning your particular meetings. However, assume that the kitchen and toilets will be unavailable during this period: Portaloos will be open outside.

The plans have changed slightly from those that have been displayed in the lobby for the last few months. The revised plans will be displayed in the Village Hall during the 'Motherhood and Loss' playground equipment launch event which will run from 2pm to 5pm on Saturday 2nd March. Representatives from the Parish Council Working Group and from RJK will be there to answer questions and canvass opinions.

For those who have not yet done so please 'Buy a Brick' as this work is only part of a continuing programme of refurbishment. We wish to thank those village organisations and individuals who have already donated to the Refurbishment Fund, which now stands at over £25,000. We would also like to thank 'Groundworks', the HS2 Community & Environment Fund, for their grant which has made this work possible.

The Parish Council leases the Village Hall from the Lichfield Diocesan Trust. We have received from the Trust the permissions to carry out this work and to obtain an extension to the current lease which expires in 2035. The secretary to the Trust writes "... we pass on our grateful thanks to the Parish Council for making this facility of enormous benefit to the local community".

Kings Bromley Parish Council.

Bins to be out by 6.30am from 25 Feb

Residents who live in Lichfield District

Residents who live in Lichfield District and Tamworth Borough will need to put their bins out by 6.30am on their collection day, starting from Monday 25 February.

Through the Lichfield and Tamworth Joint Waste Service, Lichfield District Council and Tamworth Borough Council are asking that residents from across both areas put their bins out 30 minutes earlier - by 6.30am rather than by 7am - on their collection day.

This is so bin collections can start earlier, to avoid peak traffic and finish rounds in the light by 3.30pm, which is safer.

Cllr David Leytham, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Operational Services, Leisure & Waste, said:

“We’ve moved the start of our bin rounds forward by 30 minutes as our crews are getting stuck in traffic and have more homes to collect from as housing developments are built.

“Even if your bins are emptied later in the day, please make sure they are out by 6.30am as we may change our rounds when we’ve worked out the best routes.

“I’d like to thank everyone in advance for their help with this, however, as many bins go out the night before, most households shouldn’t notice the change.”

From 25 February, if your bin has not been emptied by 3.30pm, please report it as a missed bin online at www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/missedbins or call the team on 0345 002 0022.

To find out more about your bin collections, and what should go in each colour bin, visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/bins.

Press Release from Staffordshire County Council

Measures aimed at reducing impact of HGV traffic come into force

Experimental traffic orders which could reduce HGV traffic movement along sections of a main rural road in Staffordshire are set to come into force next month.

Communities living along the A515 have expressed concerns about increased use of the road by HGVs, rather than using the A38 and A50 trunk roads.

Local parish councils and residents took these concerns to the Staffordshire Freight and Communities Forum – which is made of a range or organisations aiming to address issues related to HGV impact on communities. The forum investigated how their concerns could be addressed in a practical and achievable way.

The issues mainly affect the villages of Draycott in the Clay, Yoxall and Kings Bromley and the experimental order scheme will be community-driven.

Phase one of the experimental orders scheme will see left and right turn bans for HGVs will introduced at three junctions on the A515 on roads which lead to the A38.

These are the junctions with the B5016 in Yoxall, the A513 in Kings Bromley and the C0183 Wood End Lane north of Lichfield. Signs have been installed to inform drivers of the new orders and businesses from across the area have been informed. Regular traffic flow reviews will be carried out to assess the impact of the orders.

These will be experimental orders lasting for a temporary period of 18 months. They will come into force in late February.

Phase two will see local roads reclassified. The county council is making the case for Wood End Lane to be improved through the HS2 construction programme, after which it can be reclassified as an A or B road. The A513 and B5016 can then be reclassified to lower status roads so that weight restrictions could be applied.

On the A515 speed limit buffer zones and gateways are being introduced in Yoxall and Draycott-in-the-Clay.

Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for highways and transport Helen Fisher said: “We are pleased that the experimental traffic orders will finally come into force in February.

“We have worked closely with parish councils and other organisations through the freight forum to find practical and achievable ways to address some of the concerns raised by HGV traffic on the A515.

“It was important to everyone that we were able put forward measures that could be delivered promptly and with a relative ease. Experimental traffic orders do just that and mean that we can monitor their effectiveness during the temporary period. We can then make decisions on longer term measures or possible alternatives. If successful we can then look to reclassify some local roads to make the measures even more effective.

“It is also important to note that this is a community-led scheme and has been implemented in response to community concerns.

“We are confident these measures can make a difference and that we have managed to get to this stage as a result of our work with the parish councils and communities.”

The scheme is supported by the police who will carry out enforcement of the orders.

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