Double yellow lines and kerb. Photo by Dominic Alves.

Council opens second consultation on proposed highway improvement measures

South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) has opened a second round of public consultation on selected aspects of a proposed scheme that aims to address traffic and parking issues in the Coniston Road area of Patchway. The proposed measures have come out of a review of the “remaining traffic issues” in the Patchway area, following SGC’s decision, last October, to keep Highwood Road permanently closed to general

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Highwood Road to remain closed; traffic review promised for rest of town

  The “experimental” closure of Highwood Road to general traffic will be made permanent following a fractious meeting of South Gloucestershie councilors at Patchway Community College last night (16th October). Around 500 members of the public packed into the main hall at the school with a further 200 listening via an audio link in a smaller, adjacent hall. A report

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Highwood Road: Councillors told to ignore financial implications of re-opening

In what appears to be a significant about-turn in policy, South Gloucestershire councillors who will meet next Wednesday (16th October) to decide whether to make permanent the “experimental” closure of Highwood Road to general traffic, have been told to base their decision only on “relevant transport considerations” and to take no account of the potential cost to the council. A

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Permanent closure of Highwood Road recommended by council officers

A report produced by officers of South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) ahead of a crucial committee meeting next week has recommended that the “experimental” closure of Highwood Road to general traffic be made permanent without further consultation. The recommendation is made despite the latest public consultation on the closure showing that 89% of 221 respondents were against the scheme. The news

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Public meeting called as final decision on Highwood Road closure looms

A public meeting has been called to discuss local residents’ concerns about the “experimental” closure of Highwood Road after it emerged that South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) is to make a final decision on the closure at a committee meeting in September. The local meeting takes place at Coniston Community Centre, near The Parade in Coniston Road, on Thursday 22nd August

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Last chance to comment on ‘experimental’ closure of Highwood Road

Local residents have just one more day to submit comments about the controversial closure of Highwood Road to South Gloucestershire Council (SGC). The council’s public consultation on the “experimental” closure of a section of the road between Durban Road and Coniston Road ends tomorrow (Friday 19th April). SGC decided in July 2012 to press ahead with proposals to close the

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Vox pop: Highwood Road closure

The closure of Highwood Road in Patchway has caused a lot of controversy. Many local people have had to change their route to work or have been affected by diverted traffic, and the petition to keep the road open has so far been ignored by South Gloucestershire Council. So how has this change affected the daily lives of people living

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Highwood Road closure: Church minister urges flock to “make feelings known”

A Patchway church minister has urged his parishioners to respond to South Gloucestershire Council’s (SGC’s) consultation over the 18-month “experimental” closure of Highwood Road to general traffic. Writing in a recent parish newsletter, Fr Eugene Campbell of Holy Family RC Church says he has noticed an increase in traffic using “rat runs” through Patchway estate since the closure came into

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