Roads and Traffic

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Highways is always a source of public concern and generates the majority of comments to the Parish Council and one we take very seriously. The majority of the issues are the responsibility of West Sussex Highways whom we work very closely with, but we do own and influence certain projects which we prioritise.

London Lane Traffic Calming

Last year it was reported that we were working with West Sussex Highways to provide a scheme to improve pedestrian safety in London Lane. The scheme has now been approved and was completed over the summer 2019.  The work involved widening the pavement from Glebe Road down to the Chatfield Road junction, formalising of the lay-bys and cutting back some of the vegetation. 

Through use of SID, we have seen a slight reduction in average speeds since London Lane reopened to traffic.  We are still pursuing discussions with WSCC to identify further improvements to continue to try and make this road safer for pedestrians to use.

Speed Indicator Device (SID)

The portable Speed Indicator Device (SID), which records the number of vehicles, type and speed is now in its second year, and is still being moved around the village. The data it provides will help us in considering future safety improvements.  We have also installed a second permanent SID at Whitemans Green to try to encourage traffic to slow down.

Our community speed watch group is still doing a great job. Any vehicles recorded breaking the speed limit will be reported to the police for action. 

We are always looking to recruit more volunteers if you can spare an hour or two per month and would be interested in joining please contact our clerk Sam Heynes or Jill Butler our speed watch coordinator.