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Nottinghamshire Bus Service Survey
The Parish Council received the below email regarding a survey of the Nottinghamshire Bus Services, particularly for villages.
Dear Parish Council
We’ll soon be drafting a Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) for Nottinghamshire and Nottingham, in collaboration with the county’s bus operators. This stems from the government’s recently published National Bus Strategy (called ‘Bus Back Better’), which requires all English local transport authorities to work with bus operators to come up with bold plans for improving their local bus services and encouraging more people to use them. Government has pledged £3 billion in funding across the country to help deliver these plans, and Nottinghamshire and Nottingham are aiming to secure a fair share of that funding.
As an important input to the plan, we want to find out what people think would improve local bus services and what would make them use local buses more. We are keen to hear from people who already use buses and from those who currently don’t. Could you disseminate the link to this survey to those in your community and encourage them to participate?
A52 ROADWORKS - BEGINNING ON MONDAY 21ST JUNE 2021 FOR APPROX. 12 WEEKS
PLEASE SEE THE DETAILS FROM HIGHWAYS ENGLAND BELOW:
I am emailing you to inform you that we will soon be undertaking utility
diversion works at Bingham Road (Harlequin) junction on the A52 in
Nottingham. We will be performing utility works (gas, electric, water
and telecoms) to safely move utilities in advance of our proposed main
highway works. These utility diversion works are scheduled to begin on
21 June 2021 and will be conducted primarily through daytime working.
We will carry out work in phases along the A52, beginning near Golf Road
and moving along the A52, ending near Bingham Road. To maintain a safe
environment for our workforce and customers, we'll need to close one
lane, put temporary traffic lights in place and close Carter Avenue at
the junction with the A52 for approximately 12 weeks; please see image
We are aware that these works will cause some disruption and delays and
apologise for any inconvenience caused. To keep disruption to a minimum
we are investigating ways to ease the impact of the works, including:
* We will work to minimise the number of trips through the junction
for the duration of the work, by advertising alternative routes, using
the A46 and A606, for traffic into and out of Nottingham.
* We will monitor traffic flows through the works and make changes to
the sequencing of the temporary traffic lights wherever possible, e.g.
keeping the lights on green for longer during peak times into and out of
* We will ensure that facilities are maintained for pedestrians and
cyclists, with clearly signed pedestrian routes in place wherever
* We will contact all relevant transport providers, such as bus
companies, to ensure that they can plan their services around the
* We will complete the work as quickly as possible.
We are carrying these works out during the day in order to complete the
work as quickly and safely as possible; if we were to carry out these
works overnight they would take far longer to complete, having greater
impacts on the local community and road users, which we felt would not
have been acceptable. The traffic management will remain in place 24/7.
This is because removing cones and traffic management equipment each
evening would be dangerous for road crews, so reducing the need to do
this as much as possible make it safer. Frequent changes in traffic
management are also likely to cause driver confusion, increase
frustration and potentially cause accidents.
There will be limited capacity at the junction while these works are
carried out. Some congestion and delays are to be expected. We would
advise all customers to plan ahead and use the alternate routes shown
below wherever possible while these works take place.
Note: high sided vehicles taller than 4.4m must not use this alternate
route, due to the low bridge at Tollerton and must stay on the A52.
Please note that the precise dates and times of the works may be subject
to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. Where
possible, we'll keep you updated of significant changes and updated on
the progress of the works. You can also sign up for updates on the
project's webpage. We thank you for your patience during this
period. If you have any concerns or would like to contact us, you can
contact the project team at A52NottinghamJunctions@highwaysengland.co.uk
or call 0300 123 500.
A52 Nottingham Junctions Project Manager
Highways England | 2 Colmore Square | Birmingham | B4 6BN
SHELFORD VILLAGE INFORMATION SHEET
If you wish to include anything in the Information Sheet please contact Bev and/or Karen as below:The Vilage Information Sheet is published Bi-Monthly and distributed to all houses in the village.
Bev Bingham (Tel: 933 4212, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Karen Cheetham (Tel: 933 2231, email@example.com).
Sadly, on Friday 1st May, we learnt that Mick Unwin had passed away following a long illness.
Over the years Mick had played a huge part in our community serving as Chairman of the Parish Council, being an integral part of the Shelford Feast committee, organising the very successful bi-annual Street Market, and generally giving his heart and soul for the good of the village.
I’m sure you will all join in sending our condolences to Angela and their family, and giving our thanks for the impact Mick had on ourselves and our village.
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