HIGHWAYS

 

 

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.
This design is also available on the County Council web
http://www.somerset.gov.uk/policies-and-plans/schemes-and-initiatives/smallimprovement-schemes/
 
It is anticipated that it will be December 2017 before everything is finalised and it is likely that the work will be carried out in 2018.

 

Spotted a pothole or other road problem ?

Report it to Somerset County Council 24/7 using the new online map at

www.travelsomerset.co.uk

Click on ‘Drive’ and then ‘Report road problems’

For live travel alerts and information on roadworks follow @TravelSomerset on Twitter

 


 


 HIGHWAYS - GENERAL

 To report a highway fault you can either telephone 0300 123 2224 or report it on-line

 

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.



Grit (rock-salt)
The Parish Council has one grit bin which is sited by the zebra crossing on Stourton Way. This is to assist parishioners to reach the shopping centre.

Rock salt can be purchased from local do-it-yourself stores, such as Wickes & B&Q. One thing to remember is that a little goes a long way - one teaspoonful should clear a square, one-metre in size.

STREET LIGHTING FAULTS

The telephone number for reporting faulty streetlights, illuminated traffic signs and bollards is 08456010939. 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.
Clerk can be contacted on 424332 or  clerk@brymptonparishcouncil.gov.uk