Works to Camden Road
You’ll no doubt have seen some of the signage springing up along Camden Road advising of the forthcoming road closure and parking suspensions required to facilitate some planned highways works.
Works are due to commence on 25 July and will be undertaken in a phased manner along the length of Camden Road from its junction with Lansdown Road to all the way across to Perfect View / Frankley Buildings. Dates for parking suspensions may therefore vary depending where along the street you live – so do check the signage. In all, it’s expected to take around four days to complete.
The Council has consulted with Camden Residents’ Association in a constructive manner via senior officers and our two ward Councillors (Davies and Samuel) and we have been able to secure some modest improvements to the original plans. So, in addition to the planned resurfacing and repair works, we hope to see (discussions are not quite complete) some or all of the following too:
- Improved signage for the ‘courtesy crossing’ near the junction with Lansdown Road (to make it clear that it is, in fact, a courtesy crossing, not just a speed bump)
- A number of new safety measures at the Malvern Buildings / Prospect Place pinch-point (to make clear that it is single lane, and who must Give Way)
- One or two more judiciously place bollards (at junctions where cars have been known to cut corners and encroach onto the the walkway)
- Painted markings stating ‘Slow’ to be replaced by ‘20’ roundels (so it is unambiguous).
- Painted chevrons at the end of parking bays (to make them stand out better)
- And a few other bits and bobs
We are grateful to the Council for taking the time to listen to us, and to physically walk the street with us on numerous occasions, in order that we might seize the moment and piggy-back these few modest improvements on their planned programme of ongoing highways maintenance.
There are, of course, myriad further enhancements that we would like to see for Camden Road (and indeed the streets and roads around about it) and we are continuing to discuss these with Council officers and members in the background as we work with them to bring real life to their policy of ‘Liveable Neighbourhoods’.
In the meantime, some good steps in the right direction.