Thu. Aug 11th, 2022

Isle of Wight Observer News

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St Helens traffic under scrutiny

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Residents of St Helens recently met parish council Chairman, John Coleman, and local IW Councillor Brian Tyndall, to highlight recent traffic incidents, as well as discuss possible solutions – including traffic calming measures.

Mrs Julie Wilson said: “My car was recently damaged by another vehicle, who drove off, and this was the latest incident – we welcome meeting the parish council, and know a solution is not easy, but this needs to be a priority.”

John Coleman added: “The parish has investigated possible solutions, including speed calming and parking options, and each option has benefits as well as disadvantages, but we have put forward a couple of options for consideration.”

The parish council have contacted the highways authority about suggestions for 20 mph zones, especially by the school, and how parking can be used to reduce the number and type of incidents being reported.

Cllr Tyndall concluded: “This has been an ongoing issue for many years, and there are increasing pressures which need to be urgently looked at. I’m asking officers if there is any specific traffic calming that can be introduced following appropriate consultation.”

The matter will be discussed at the next parish council meeting, and responses from the highways authority circulated to residents attending the meeting.