Highways Updates

CPRA Questions Submitted to CWAC Council Highways Dept Meeting – 7 October 2020

Submitted by: David Miller (DM) (CPRA Representative)

Submitted to: Councillor Razia Daniel

Responses from: James Pendleton (JP) (CWAC Council – via Razia Daniels). Received: 29 Oct 2020 (Via Razia Daniels)

  1. Council’s hedgerow and undergrowth encroaching along footpath between 1 Curzon Park North and 3 Curzon Park North. Push chairs and wheelchairs difficult to get past – this has been formally reported twice in the last few months but with no action (one of the ref. no’s is: HW215117843)
  • DM Comment 10/1/21: No response from council given. DM to raise formal complaint into CWAC council to cut back hedge and tidy path
  1. Low/overhanging (council) trees along pathways throughout Curzon Park but especially Earlsway and Selkirk Drive – these require pruning so pedestrians don’t have to manoeuvre round them. Also impacts pram and wheelchairs.
  • 29/10/20 – JP unable to answer on specifics, forwarding details to a colleague. DM Comment 10/1/21 – No further comments from CWAC council on this. DM to follow up
  1. Pathways down Curzon Park North, Curzon Park South, Selkirk Drive, Carrick Road uneven and badly damaged in some areas caused by tree roots.
  • DM Comment 10/1/21 – DM Comment 10/1/21 – No comments from council provided at Highways Meeting
  1. Is there any updates on the current state of play in relation to making Curzon Park North and Curzon Park South a 20mph zone? We were advised speeds would be assessed to identify if the average speed on these roads drop below 24mph.
  • JP Comment 29/10/20: forwarding details to a colleague. DM Comment 10/1/21 – No further comments from CWAC council on this. DM to follow up
  1. Increase in speeding traffic along Curzon Park North and Curzon Park South (people using CPS as a rat run to get through the Overleigh traffic lights quicker). Is there any way we can put up a ‘watch your speed’ led or get the police to conduct speed checks to enforce drivers to abide by speed restrictions?
  • JP Comment 29/10/20: passing information on to a colleague. DM Comment 10/1/21 – No further comments from CWAC council on this. DM to follow up
  1. Private property hedgerowsencroaching the public footpaths. Addresses include specific houses in: Selkirk Drive, Curzon Park North, Carrick Road, Curzon Park South, Park Road West. Can the council enforce these people to maintain their hedges so as not to hinder pedestrian (especially those with buggies and wheelchairs) access along the path?
  • JP Comment 29/10/20: Private hedges – inspected all the properties listed but only issued hedge cutting notice to 1 property. Most of the others looked like they had very recently been cut, or do not reduce the footway to a level where we would need to take action
  1. What CWAC stance on managing pavement parking? Are they putting recommendations forward under the Traffic Regulations Order (TRO)? If not, why not?
  • JP Comment 29/10/20: passing info on to a colleague for further investigation. DM Comment 10/1/21 – No further comments from CWAC council on this. DM to follow up
  1. Road gutters and drains choked up with weeds along Howe Road. Other gutters and drains across Curzon Park also in need of being swept/unblocked.
  • JP Comment 29/10/20: Howe Road – jobs for gully jetting raised.
  1. Flooding occurs in heavy rain on the corner of Curzon Park North and Curzon Park South and also at the end of Hough Green where it joins the Overleigh roundabout.  Road surface also poor at the Hough Green/Overleigh junction
  • JP Comment 29/10/20: Curzon Park North – jobs raised for gully Jetting near Overleigh Roundabout, and at junction with Curzon Park South outside no5. Hough Green – raised job for gully jetting on approach to the roundabout
  1. On-going street light saga in Curzon Park. New LED lights point onto the road and not the paths which pushes walkers to use the road when dark. Been raised on numerous occasions but there’s never been a categorical ‘yes’ to improvements coming or ‘no’, they’re staying as is.
  • DM Comment 10/1/21 – No comments from council provided at Highways Meeting
  1. Northway at the junction with Earlsway – Road in need of repair
  • JP Comment 29/10/20: Northway – inspected the carriageway at the junction with Earlsway. Some large potholes have very recently been filled. Some surface cracking but nothing that requires work at this time