I have been asked by many residents to organise some preparatory volunteers to support our community, in case of probable lockdown for over 70s go ahead in next few weeks. Please signup your interest in the form below.
Last week over a dozen residents contacted me raising their concerns about probable closure of Charlton Boulevard for car traffic towards Hayes Way, as the bus stops were being built on both sides. I can now confirm that none of the construction work in and around Charlton Boulevard is aimed at closure of car traffic towards Hayes Way. In fact, it is in relation to the necessary remediation of the roads which needs to take place ahead of the roads being formally adopted by the Council, which is a fantastic news for all of us in Charlton & Cribbs.
We have worked with South Gloucestershire Council to obtain assurances that Bus Gates will not go ahead without consultation.
The proposed Bus Gate would need to be subjected to statutory process where residents are consulted. SGC officers have spoken with Bovis today and they have assured me that any activity currently underway at Charlton Boulevard is in relation to the necessary remediation of the roads which needs to take place ahead of the roads being formally adopted by the Council.
Cllr. Sanjay Shambhu
In response to our petition to South Gloucestershire Council, concerned officer wrote to me on July 9th 2018 confirming below:
The TRO process:The process of introducing any TRO requires following a legislative procedure as well following the Council’s standard processes of consultation. These procedures include posting of Notices on street for a period of time, communication with local property owners and local Members, information on the SouthGlos.gov.uk consultation web pages and provision of the information at the local One Stop Shop offices and Library. The Notice invites comment on the proposal culminating in a final report position where a decision can be made either to introduce the TRO or not.
The Bus Gate TRO: As mentioned above Bovis have an obligation embedded in their planning agreement to provide a bus gate. To do complete this obligation they must fund the processes to advertise the TRO for the bus gate following the process identified above.
There is no current timetable for this to happen imminently, it is intended that the consultation will occur only once the road infrastructure within the development has been completed and is open to all traffic. As a resident, along with your fellow petitioners, you will receive and be made aware of the consultation when it commences through the process outlined above (Consultation communication; on-street Notices; Consultation Web-Page etc.).
Jo Buddharaju, Brian Hopkinson and I are committed to work towards scraping the bus gate completely.
Sanjay said, ” I am delighted with the announcement that South Gloucestershire Council, under Conservatives leadership, have heard our concerns and included it on their priority list. On behalf of all concerned, including the 42 residents who signed the petition, I am pleased to welcome the news. We are on the right path to achieve this for residents in Passage Road, Hazel Brook Gardens and The Close.”
Conservative Campaigner Sanjay Shambhu, who is standing for election in the Charlton and Cribbs ward, said: “A few months ago we launched a campaign for the Council to resurface a number of roads in Patchway, and we are pleased that Hawthorn Close has been included in this list. This follows the recent resurfacing of Willow Close and parts of Sycamore Drive, with Cavenish Road also on the list to be done. The budget has also responded positively to Passage Road petitions submitted by us to prevent rat-running.
“It is fantastic to be able to work with a Council that listens. We have made the argument that these roads need immediate attention, backed up by support from our community, and something has been done.”
South Gloucestershire’s local roads are set to benefit from an £11million resurfacing programme over the coming six years, as part of a record £35million investment into roads by Conservatives.
The investment into estate roads consists of £2.5million over the coming year, and a further £1.7million being spent in each of the subsequent five years.
Following the announcement, Cllr Colin Hunt, Cabinet Member for Planning, Transport and Strategic Environment, said: “I am delighted by the comprehensive package we are delivering in the first year of this programme. “As an authority with areas both in rural and suburban settings, it is our duty to make sure that all of our communities are taken care of, particularly our local residential roads which are getting a tremendous £2.5million boost. I look forward to working with officers to ensure the £8.5million being spent over the following five years are put to the best possible use.”
Today, Saturday 9, 2019 the Charlton & Cribbs Conservatives team took part in Big Spring Cleanup supported by South Gloucestershire Council leader Toby Savage and colleagues from across the South West England.
We targeted Sycamore Drive, Cedar Close, Fir Tree Close, Larch Way, Birch Close, Bay Tree Close, Willow Close and surroundings areas in Patchway. As well as Charlton Boulevard, Hammond Road, Oak Leaze, Over Drive, Wood Street, Chessell Drive, Borkley Road, and surroundings streets in Charlton Hayes. The team collected over 10 bags of rubbish. We will be continuing this with our next spring clean up coming up in April next month. Please get in touch if you want to get involved.
The team involved included Peter Booth (South West Conservative Chair), Cllr Jon Hunt (SGC deputy leader), Sanjay Shambhu, Jo Buddhraju, Cllr Brian Hopkinson, Simon Juup, Nicholas Bowman, Anil Mishra, Nick, Prasana Ramarathanam, Varagani Venkataramana (Ramana), Venkat Vadlamudi, Robert Graham and several local residents.
The campaign was organised as part of broader initiative by South Gloucestershire Council ‘2019 Spring Clean’. The local organiser Sanjay Shambhu said, “I am very thankful for the team coming out and helping. We will continue to push South Gloucestershire Council to tackle litter in our public areas. In the meantime we will be holding regular litter pick for anyone who wishes to join.”
This year’s campaign will run between Monday 11 February and Friday 10 May when South Gloucestershire Council invite local groups, individuals, schools or town councils to hold a litter pick of a targeted area in their community.