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Village Enhancement Scheme

Have you received your questionnaire and have some questions? Look at our FAQs here. 

What has the Parish Council done?
The Parish Council set up a working group to look at what would be practicable. Our initial plans were too ambitious and expensive. These have been pared back and just a few of the ideas are now being taken forward. The group have spent a lot of time getting the details of the work agreed with the Parish Council and with North Somerset Highways and now want to consult with residents and find out what you think.

The details?
The details of the proposals are shown in the below. They concentrate on the shopping area along the main road between Providence Lane and Lovelinch Gardens. What we propose is:

  • A 20 mph speed limit from just west of Providence Lane to just west of Lovelinch Gardens.
  • Safety improvements to the main road crossing between Brocks Lane and Yeo Lane.
  • Raising the pedestrian crossing by the Co-op to reduce traffic speed.
  • Improvements to the pavement by Piccolos take away.
  • Widening the Birdwell Road pavement nearest to the Co-op to make crossing easier for pedestrians.
  • Limited single yellow lines to restrict parking at the top of Yeo Lane but only at school crossing times between 8-9 am and 3-4 pm Monday to Friday.
Picture showing appearance of VES scheme at Brocks lane
This is the first stage of the VES. We know more needs to be done. We will see how this phase works and what funding can be found for future work.

The cost and who pays?
The scheme will cost in the region of £30,000 and will be funded by the PC. This money will come from reserves that we have put aside for the VES and road safety. In addition, we have some money from the Community Infrastructure Levy, which is money that developers now pay towards improvements in local infrastructure; as we have an NDP we get 25% of this.

When will this happen?
It has taken a long time to get this far, but we expect North Somerset Council to programme much of this work before April 2020.
We want to know what you think.

We have put a lot of effort to produce a scheme that we think will make a difference to the village. We are consulting with the businesses affected. We hope you will support our proposals. Please let us know by 31st March. It’s your village and your money. We are very constrained by what North Somerset will allow and of course by the funding, but if there are small improvements that we could make then please let us know.

Ways to contact us:
Talk to us at the Village Market on 2nd March.

Email: clerk@longashtonparishcouncil.com. (Please indicate if you would like to be kept informed about the VES).

Facebook page: https://en-gb.facebook.com/LongAshtonParishCouncil/.

Or write your comments on a piece of paper similar to the slip below and send by post to Long Ashton Parish Council, PO box 3102, BS41 9XA or by hand into the collection box at the Community Centre cafe or to the parish office in the Jubilee Pavilion at the Community Centre.

I support the village enhancement scheme

Reasons or other comments

Name (optional)

Where I live (optional, but it would help us to know)

If you would like further information about the working group please contact the clerk. Further information will be posted here as ideas and plans develop.

 You can see a copy of the plan here