Demonstration against the impending closure of Highwood Road.

Town Councillor launches petition to keep Highwood Road open

A Patchway Town Councillor has launched a petition to keep Highwood Road open to general traffic, in opposition to South Gloucestershire Council’s (SGC’s) plan to restrict the central section of the road to buses and cycles. Cllr Chris Mills, Chair of the Town Council’s Planning and Transport Committee, wants non-commercial traffic, i.e. cars and motorcycles, to be allowed to join

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Bus corridor under construction on Highwood Road, Patchway

Council launches raft of consultations on Highwood Road traffic orders

South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) has today launched no fewer than six public consultations on statutory traffic orders connected with the proposed closure of Highwood Road to general traffic. The latest consultations follow an earlier one in October last year, the feedback from which the Council is yet to acknowledge – judged by the status shown on the consultation webpage, namely:

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Proposed ban on left turn into Shellmor Avenue, Patchway

Second consultation on Shellmor Avenue traffic proposals

South Gloucestershire Council has started a second consultation on traffic management measures proposed to be implemented in Shellmor Avenue, Stoke Lodge. The Council ran its first consultation in October/November 2011, when local residents were asked to decide which of five proposals they preferred – ranging from completely blocking of Shellmor Avenue at its junction with the A38 Gloucester Road to

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Local transport schemes to be discussed at Area Forum

Five proposed local transport improvement schemes in the Patchway area are to be discussed at a meeting of South Gloucestershire Council’s (SGC’s) Southern Brooks Area Forum this Tuesday (29th November). The Forum has £50k to allocate to transport projects within the Bradley Stoke, Filton, Patchway, Stoke Gifford and Winterbourne areas. The five Patchway projects to be discussed are: Closure of

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No right turn into Durban Road from Highwood Road, Patchway

Frustration at lack of information over road closures

Residents and employees in Patchway have expressed frustration over the lack of advance information about a series of road closures introduced last weekend. The closures are related to the ongoing work to transform Highwood Road into a ‘linear park’, which planners hope will better integrate the new Charlton Hayes neighbourhood with the main part of Patchway. A resident of Windermere

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Double yellow lines and kerb. Photo by Dominic Alves.

More consultation on Hempton Lane waiting restrictions

A public consultation has opened into the latest proposals from South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) to change the waiting restrictions in Hempton Lane. The move follows an earlier consultation held in February 2011. The Council says that residents have reported potential difficulties in accessing their properties and for emergency and delivery vehicles in the narrower parts of the road. On-street parking

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