I understand that many residents are concerned about the state of the roads around the town – it is disappointing that a number of roads have not been maintained as they should have been.
However, we are pleased that CBC is committed to resurfacing Grovebury Road in early July and they will also make further repairs to the canal bridge and Tesco roundabout.
If re-elected, I will work with local residents to identify roads and pavements around LB South that need further maintenance, and work with CBC Highways to ensure they are repaired in a timely manner.
Parking and Congestion
Many residents are concerned about the increasing parking problems around the town – both town centre parking and residential parking, and the congestion around the town centre at peak times.
The town-wide parking study is due to report soon. I will work with local residents to bring forward residents’ parking schemes where there is support for these schemes, and I will urge CBC to introduce any possible measures to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow.
The problems of traffic and parking in South Street is a particular concern among local residents; South Street is used as a ‘rat run’, and the road is used by HGVs and traffic often mounts the pavement.
A proposal to introduce a one-way system received a mixed response from residents, and I have asked CBC Highways to look at alternative schemes to reduce traffic – one option is to partially restrict traffic turning right into South Street heading east along Hockliffe Road.
I will also be asking CBC to install bollards to prevent traffic mounting the pavements, and I will again ask the Police to target South Street at busy times.