Traffic Issues are a common problem in all of the three parishes and following on from the joint initiative on off-road bikers, Cossall Parish Council organised a meeting with representatives from the three Parish Councils to discuss local traffic problems.
The first meeting was held on 29th January and it was agreed that these meetings should be used to collate information on joint issues facing the three parishes and then for the information to be passed onward and upward as appropriate. It was noted that the motorcycles are now tending to keep off the paths and have instead taken to the roads in significant numbers. Quarterly follow up meetings will be held to monitor progress and to address further traffic problems
The main issues are:-
- Off and on-road motorcycles and quad bikes, especially around Bennerley, Cossall ski slope and canal towpaths
- HGV lorries
- Aggressive, noisy and speeding vehicles
- Traffic volume and ‘rat-runs’ during peak periods
Various suggestions to alleviate the issues, such as covert camera surveillance to monitor traffic through the parishes, better signage and positioning warning about HGV access, and improvements to the IKEA Island, have been made and these are being followed up.
The need to continually report a problem by everyone was stressed, as the more reports that are made escalates the situation and the corresponding response:-
- For off-road bikers – call 101 and report the incident and always obtain an incident number.
- For HGVs – make a note of the location, HGV number and company name
- (if possible) and inform the local Parish Council.
- Speeding – take details i.e. vehicle, time, location etc. and inform the local
- Parish Council, who will contact NCC and relevant Police Beat Managers to see what can be done to alleviate the situation.