Funds now available
Hampshire Council Highway’s Engineer Simon Found explained that the funds had become available from developer contributions and he ran through a list of possible improvements.
His informative presentation included many ideas including the installation of a number of drop kerbs and tactile paving at crossing points, repairs to some verges, and some surface improvements.
There was an emphasis on providing easier and safer access for crossing roads with mobility scooters and buggies as well as a tidying up. Other suggestions included the installation of dragon’s teeth to prevent parking on verges, and restoration of the zebra crossings. Grasscrete, was also suggested for parking near the Weir.
The HCC suggestions had come from a list of possible improvements collated around five years ago, and which had been given a lower priority at the time. However it was stated that changes could be made and that it was up to the Town Council to present any alternatives should they wish.
Councillors discussed the ideas at length adding in a number of other examples where improvements could be made and Simon said he would make a note of them.
There was also discussion as to whether ideas from the public could be submitted as the original proposals were so long ago.
What would you suggest?
The town website would be very interested in learning what local residents feel would be best for the town.
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