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Idea for ‘Residents Parking Scheme’ dropped

Some Enderby residents have been sent a letter following the informal consultation on a “Residents Parking Scheme”

The letter follows a meeting between Enderby Parish Councillors, Blaby District Council and Leicestershire County Council with officers from the County Council’s Environment and Transport Department.

The meeting, held at the request of the Parish Council, was to discuss traffic issues in the village including the residents parking scheme.

Amid a concern that any scheme covering a particular area would have a knock-on effect on surrounding roads, It was confirmed that the parking scheme consultation carried out towards the end of last year had been informal. Had this scheme been progressed further a wider consultation would have taken place.

The resident’s letter, dated 16th February 2018 and signed by James Whailing, Senior Technician at Leicestershire County Council, is reproduced below.

Dear Owner/ Occupier,

Following a letter sent at the beginning of December 2017, seeking your views on the introduction of a residents parking scheme in Enderby.

I can confirm that the responses and comments received from residents have all now been considered and it has been agreed that the proposed residents parking scheme will not be implemented.

We will continue to work closely with your local Parish Council, to identify solutions to reduce traffic concerns reported within Enderby.

Thank you for taking the time to respond with your comments.

Yours sincerely,

James Whailing

Traffic and Signals

At the meeting, a number of measures regarding signage were agreed to be explored with regard to High Street, West Street, Kipling Drive and Shortridge Lane on the junction with West Street.

The introduction of a one-way scheme on Townsend Road, already approved but delayed while ‘holistic’ modelling of Enderby traffic flow was taking place, is to be progressed and introduced.

A study will be undertaken to test the viability of a one-way flow on Moores Lane.

Councillors heard how a study of traffic in the village prompted model traffic flows to be made (generated from 28 surveys conducted at junctions).  All the models produced gridlock, particularly at Bantlam Lane/Mill Lane and Co-operation Street.

See also:  Enderby Parish Council asks for clarity on village traffic plans   (EYE item 15/02/18)


Update on B4114 / Leicester Lane roadworks

trafficlightsThe next phase of works to improve the B4114/Leicester Lane junction and construct a new access junction on Leicester Lane, Enderby will begin in January 2017.

As part of the works, the following restrictions will be in place:
– Two way traffic lights on Leicester Lane from 3rd January 2017 until April 2017.
– Closure of the right turn from B4114 St Johns southbound to Leicester Lane from 16th January 2017 until April 2017. (See below)
– Lane closures on the B4114 northbound and southbound from 16th January 2017 until April 2017.

Road users are advised to allow extra time for their journey or use an alternative route if travelling in the area.

For alternative travel options see: http://www.choosehowyoumove.co.uk/

For further information, see http://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/road-maintenance/lubbesthorpe-improvement-works-early-2017

Anyone with any queries about this work, please contact Leicestershire County Council on 0116 305 0001.


News on services during winter weather

People in Blaby district can get instant updates on their refuse and recycling service in the event of severe weather this winter by following the Council on twitter (@blabydc), facebook(facebook.com/blabydc) or visiting www.blaby.gov.uk/severe-weather.

The Council spends months preparing for the harsh winter weather so services can continue but there are times when it is too dangerous for crews to go out and collections are affected.

Daily updates on all services will be posted on the Council’s twitter and facebook pages if the snow and ice does set in.

Councillor David Clements, portfolio holder for corporate services said:

Severe weather can be stressful for many people so we want to make it as easy as possible for our customers to find out how their services are running this winter.

Information on Leicestershire County Council’s services, including the gritting of roads and snow clearance is available at www.leics.gov.uk.




Work on Stewart Avenue – Reducing the Impact of Traffic

Following a period of consultation, the county’s Director of Environment and Transport along with local and lead members have approved works to construct traffic calming measures which are now scheduled to begin on 30th May.

The scheme is included in the 2010 /11 Transportation Capital Programme under the Local Transport Plan objective of “Reducing the Impact of Traffic” (RIOT).

Forest Road and Stewart Avenue are key routes between Narborough and Enderby.

Both roads are increasingly being used as  “Rat Runs” to get from the B4114 to Grove Park and Fosse Park.

Per day, approximately 5858 vehicles use Forest Road and 4310 vehicles use Stewart Avenue.
Both roads are subject to a 30mph speed limit, but recorded 85%tile speeds along these roads are in excess of 35mph.

The proposed scheme addresses the inappropriate speeds of some drivers and consist of the introduction of nine sets of speed cushions at various locations along the length of Forest Road and Stewart Avenue. (See plan here)*

Anyone wishing to discuss the scheme can contact Transport Schemes Development in the following ways.

Telephone number 0116 305 0001 or Email customerservices@leics.gov.uk

*The use of this plan is limited to viewing on-line and printing one copy only.