HIGHWAYS

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE

Lufton Lane, Brympton

This road will be closed from 20th August 2018 and is expected to last for 14 days (including the weekend) to enable the installation of foul and surface water drainage for the new development and to remove overhead BT lines and Poplar trees to be carried out.

A plan,  showing the length of the closure in RED and the alternative route in BLUE, is available here

Every effort will be made to keep the duration of this closure to a minimum to reduce any further disruption.

For any further information please contact England Civils & Groundworks.

on 01460 259664.





Small Improvement Scheme - Stourton Way - An improvement scheme for Stourton Way will be carried out by Somerset County Council. Proposals include installing speed cushions and associated signage. In addition to this, crossings would be improved by building raised tables including one opposite the Primary school. Also, new hatching areas and the refreshment of the existing zigs zags are proposed as part of the scheme.

It is likely that the work will be carried out in 2018.



STREET LIGHTING FAULTS

The telephone number for reporting faulty streetlights, illuminated traffic signs and bollards is08456010939. If you have to phone to report a faulty unit, please make a note of the number painted on the light column, the name of the road, the Parish and the nature of the problem. That way, the lamp can be easily identified. The County Council try to get all faults corrected within five days. Not all lights belong to Highways e.g. the lights at the Forum (Abbey Manor) are owned by either SSDC or the landlord.
For those call the Parish Clerk with the number painted on the light column and she will report the fault to the right person.


SPEED INDICATOR DEVICE (SID)

As you may have observed the Brympton Parish Council has positioned a speed indication device (SID) at various locations on highways running through the Parish. The location of the SID varies periodically as dictated by current legistlation, it cannot be positioned permanmently at one monitoring location. The sites chosen for the location of the SID are as agreed with the SCC Highways Department and generally cover the roads that are known to be areas where the speed limit is regulary exceeded or perceived to be exceeded.
 

Information on dropped kerbs

Parking across a dropped kerb is now a contravention outside London under the Traffic Management Act 2004. However if the vehicle is parked with the permission of the owner of the property it will not be subject to enforcement action. Therefore Somerset County Council will only enforce this contravention on demand.
Should an unknown vehicle be parked across the dropped kerb, the resident/business can contact Parking Services 01823 210566 and the matter will be dealt with at the earliest opportunity by serving a Parking Charge Notice (PCN).
Not all dropped kerbs are there to allow access to a private driveway. Dropped kerbs are also placed on the footway or the carriageway for other reasons; to assist
• Pedestrians crossing the carriageway;
• Cyclists entering or leaving the carriageway; or
• Vehicles entering or leaving the carriageway
These dropped kerbs will be enforced in the normal manner and PCNs will be served to vehicles parked in contravention. Any PCNs served for this contravention will not normally be cancelled.