SMALL IMPROVEMENT SCHEME, STOURTON WAY AND THE TOOSE (adjacent to the Primary School)
An improvement scheme for Stourton Way and The Toose (adjacent to the Primary School) 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.
The County Council intend to commence the works on The Toose on w/c 29th October (half term) under a two week closure. Their contractor aims to get all the works affecting the school car park entrance and as much of the table construction as possible during the school holidays and then complete the table works the following week. This will mean that there will be no vehicular access to the school for the half term week although cars could be parked on the road and pedestrians can access. When the school reopens, the working area will not affect the car park access although drivers will have to come via the southern end of The Toose. If necessary, works during school entry and exit time will be minimised.
As a result of Stourton Way being the diversion route for the Yeovil Western Corridor schemes, the County Council have had to reschedule the proposed works on Stourton Way until March 2019 since they have been unable to get the road space needed.
Please be advised that General Arrangements drawings can be found at the link below:
PLANNED HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE BY SOMERSET COUNTY COUNCIL
To find details of all planned structural maintenance work for the current financial year, visit www.travelsomerset.co.uk/structural-maintenance/
At present there are no maintenance works showing for the parish of Brympton
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.
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.