Residents of Chipping Campden raise concerns with Local MP over speeding cars

Share this article

Local Residents recently met with Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, MP for The Cotswolds, to discuss the issue of speeding traffic on Station Road in Chipping Campden, and the narrow footpath used by dozens of students from Chipping Campden School.

As a result of a petition by local resident Ann Taylor, Mr Clifton-Brown organised a meeting with Bob Skillern from Gloucestershire Highways, John Sanderson, Head Teacher of Chipping Campden School and a number of local residents to discuss the matter. During the meeting, many speeding vehicles were spotted and the danger of the path, which has become obscured by overgrown bushes, was clearly demonstrated. There was also the problem of parents parking their cars too close to the dangerous bend near the school.

As a result of the meeting, Mr Skillern undertook to look at implementing a range of measures, including the painting of zig-zag lines to discourage cars from parking near the bend, digging out and cutting back the overgrowth to restore the footpath’s original width, and erecting more 30mph repeater signs along the road with a message attached reminding motorists they are still in a 30mph zone.

Mr Clifton-Brown welcomed these improvements;
“I sincerely hope it will be possible to introduce the measures outlined by Bob Skillern, and that they will have a significant effect in slowing the traffic down, as I fear that someone could be injured, unless something is done.”

Left-Right, Bob Skillern of Gloucestershire Highways, John Sanderson, Principal, Chipping Campden School, Blance Chatfield, local resident, June Davies, local resident, Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, MP, Terry Brotherton, local resident, & Ann Taylor, local resident and petition organiser.

Source: Office of Geoffrey Clifton Brown MP Member of Parliament for The                 Cotswolds

Similar Articles

Don't Miss

OLED material manufacturing firm to create 100 jobs in Shannon

100 new high-tech jobs are to be created in Shannon. OLED Material Manufacturing and PPG announced a multi-million euro capital investment at its Co Clare plant.

Federal construction contractor creates 40+ new high-wage jobs

Federal construction and engineering contractor Conti Federal Services chose Orlando as its new headquarters, which is now located in the Central Florida Research Park, which is the sixth largest research park in the United States in the next four years. These positions will pay about 150% of the median salary in Orange County. The company moved its headquarters from New Jersey and is currently hiring for positions in central Florida.

Furlough numbers fall by another 590,000 despite support from the UK government

Furlough numbers declined by 590,000 last month, yet the government continues to support 1.9 million jobs. With the next level of the scheme's support being withdrawn this weekend, the decline in earnings being insured by the scheme became apparent.