We have received notification about changes to the status of the A29. This has come about due to discussion between the Ministry of Transport, Highways and West Sussex CC, it seems. We have only received this news through a WSCC Councillor. It does look as though there is an intention to keep this low key! There was a short -rather irritated – piece about this in the recent Pulborough Parish Magazine from their PC Chairman.
The intention/proposal is to change the status of the A29 from a “local lorry route” to one of “National Heavy Goods vehicle” route. This will have the result of increasing HGV use of the A29 between Horsham and the South Coast. None of the towns and villages along the route appear to have been informed. There is a map ( to download) which shows the current lorry routes across the County; it is possible to imagine what the new one will look like and its effect at various points between Adversane and Fontwell.
Advisory Lorry Map [web]-3
Velo South Cycle Event – Sunday 23rd September 2018
Due to the continued worsening of this weekend’s weather forecast, the organisers of Velo South have taken the difficult decision to cancel Vélo South 2018.
More information on velosouth.com and you can read their full statement here: https://goo.gl/YPaK4d
The road closures for this cycle event have been published, please see the documents below for full details of these road closures. In summary, the roads locally are:
Between 0615 and 1145 hours
Haslingbourne Lane, Petworth – from the A285 to the A283
A283, Petworth/Fittleworth/Stopham/Pulborough – from Haslingbourne Lane to the A29
Between 0615 and 1145 hours
A283 Petworth/Fittleworth/Stopham/Pulborough – from Haslingbourne Lane to the A29
A29 Church Hill/Sopers Cottages, Pulborough – from the A283 to the A29 London Road
Between 0615 and 1215 hours
A29 Stane Street Pulborough/Billingshurst/West Chiltington – from A29 Sopers Cottages to B2133 Adversane Lane
WSCC have updated the Velo South Frequently Asked Questions document and will be added to the https://www.velosouth.com/the-route/road-closure-faqs/.
Traffic Road Closure Notice – Chichester Area 23.09.18
Traffic Road Closure Notice – Horsham Area 23.09.18
Velo South QA’s – August 2018_
The Scheme is now live for our three villages. The Police have signed off the two sites for the operation in Coldwaltham and Watersfield, as “approved” and we are hoping to get a site approved within the 40mph section of the A29 in Bury.
We have eight volunteers, but will need more, as it will be important to ‘spread the load’ across each village.
If you would like to join the Scheme, please go to the web site noted above and have a look at the way that it operates. There are now more than 500 groups across the South East. It is required that volunteers do a little bit of ‘training and testing” before they are officially signed up; this can all be done on line, at home.
If you wish to get in touch with me to volunteer your services, please contact our Parish Clerk, via the Parish Council, who will put you in touch. E-mail is the quickest way to find me.
We shall probably begin operations in July, so you might like to warn friends and visitors that we are going to do this, on a regular basis. Until then, I hope that we will be do some “practice” observations to see that we can track both speeds and recognise car (and bike) registration plates. We have a very neat “radar” to do this.
This does not mean that the Police radar “Van” will cease operations, but their presence is inevitably limited, so we will be operating at different times of the day to complement this.
The Parish Council has supported the purchase of this equipment, and we are hoping to gain some additional funding from SDNP.
We hope this scheme will also support the work of our School Crossing operator in persuading drivers that “Speed Limits” are there for everyone’s safety.
THE ANNUAL PARISH MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE ON TUESDAY 17th APRIL 2018 AT 7.30pm. IN THE SCHOOL HALL, ST JAMES SCHOOL, CHURCH LANE, COLDWALTHAM.
This is an opportunity for Parishioners to hear the Annual Reports and to question Councillors on any matter of interest. All Parishioners are invited to join Councillors from 7 pm for coffee and the meeting will commence at 7.30 pm prompt.