Area Forum to discuss Brook Way crossing plan

Logo of South Gloucestershire CouncilA meeting of the Southern Brooks Area Forum this evening (Tuesday 1st December) is set to discuss a number of road safety schemes that have been proposed for the Bradley Stoke area.

Area forums, organised by South Gloucestershire Council (SGC), give local people the opportunity to talk about issues and concerns that affect their neighbourhoods. They champion local needs and aspirations and gather the views of residents about specific community issues.

In the Southern Brooks Area, which covers Bradley Stoke, Filton, Frenchay, Stoke Park, Patchway, Stoke Gifford and Winterbourne, 20 small scale transport projects have been identified as candidates for the £50k funding made available to the forum.

One of the three schemes proposed for Bradley Stoke involves the construction of a new pedestrian crossing on Brook Way, between Courtlands and Wheatfield Drive. This scheme is believed to have been proposed by a local councillor in response to concerns raised at the February meeting of the Bradley Stoke Safer and Stronger Group, where parents of children attending Wheatfield Primary School complained about the difficulty of crossing Brook Way at peak hours.

Council officers have identified that a “raised table” crossing would be an appropriate solution, at an estimated cost of £20k.

Other proposals for Bradley Stoke schemes involve additional speed bumps on Baileys Court Road and kerb works at a roundabout on Woodlands Lane.

Tonight’s meeting takes place at the Jubilee Centre, Savages Wood Road, Bradley Stoke (7pm start).

More info: Agenda (SGC)

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  1. Good News. The scheme was agreed at last night’s Area Forum. This work will now be completed in the next financial year. Thanks to parents and Governors of Wheatfield Primary for their support to get this agreed.


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