Melksham council backs parking restrictions

Parking restrictions at a dangerous junction in Melksham – the turning from Lavender Close onto Snowberry Lane – have been backed by the town council and will now be considered by members of Wiltshire Council.

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11:20pm Wed 14 Nov 12

bbzz says...

Dangerous junction??!!! What are these people on!! It's a residential side road like hundreds of others. A vehicle parks well clear of the junction and has done for years, now all of a sudden it's a "dangerous" junction.. However have we all managed up until now? :)
Dangerous junction??!!! What are these people on!! It's a residential side road like hundreds of others. A vehicle parks well clear of the junction and has done for years, now all of a sudden it's a "dangerous" junction.. However have we all managed up until now? :) bbzz
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8:11am Thu 15 Nov 12

Mrs Donnyfly says...

When this junction was first built didn't anyone at any stage in the process look at it and say... "oh dear, that's a dangerous junction"?
When this junction was first built didn't anyone at any stage in the process look at it and say... "oh dear, that's a dangerous junction"? Mrs Donnyfly
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8:56am Thu 15 Nov 12

the optimist says...

At the end of the day, if these vehicles had been dangerously parked the law would have sorted it?

Sounds like a local councillor is trying to make a name for themselves.
At the end of the day, if these vehicles had been dangerously parked the law would have sorted it? Sounds like a local councillor is trying to make a name for themselves. the optimist
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8:53pm Thu 15 Nov 12

bbzz says...

LOL @ the optimist :-) maybe, just maybe ;-)
I made the assumption that it was (perfectly legitimately and safely) parked vehicles that were creating an issue - the "junction" has been happily in existence for some 16 years and has now suddenly become dangerous :-)
I must keep an eye out, there must be hundreds of similar junctions that are becoming dangerous I fancy..
LOL @ the optimist :-) maybe, just maybe ;-) I made the assumption that it was (perfectly legitimately and safely) parked vehicles that were creating an issue - the "junction" has been happily in existence for some 16 years and has now suddenly become dangerous :-) I must keep an eye out, there must be hundreds of similar junctions that are becoming dangerous I fancy.. bbzz
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1:02am Fri 16 Nov 12

beetawix says...

Too many sleeping policemen around. Junctions getting out of hand.
Too many sleeping policemen around. Junctions getting out of hand. beetawix
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12:41pm Fri 16 Nov 12

melshamresident says...

All this, for the white van parked on the side of the road. Road tax paid, parked facing the traffic and 10 metres away from the junction as the highway code suggest. So where is the problem. I agree with ‘optimist’ above, it does look like the local councillor is trying to make a case out of nothing.
The real issue on Snowberry lane is the excess speed some drivers do and not the white van.
PS: May I take the opportunity and report some more ‘dangerous junctions’ not far from Snowberry lane, they are located on Queensway, eleven of them on my last count. Would the local councillor take on the case there too, or any other junction in Melksham for that matter….
All this, for the white van parked on the side of the road. Road tax paid, parked facing the traffic and 10 metres away from the junction as the highway code suggest. So where is the problem. I agree with ‘optimist’ above, it does look like the local councillor is trying to make a case out of nothing. The real issue on Snowberry lane is the excess speed some drivers do and not the white van. PS: May I take the opportunity and report some more ‘dangerous junctions’ not far from Snowberry lane, they are located on Queensway, eleven of them on my last count. Would the local councillor take on the case there too, or any other junction in Melksham for that matter…. melshamresident
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4:39pm Fri 16 Nov 12

melkshamwizard says...

while we are on the subject,what about bowden crescent /littlejohn ave cars turning into bowden crescent have to cut the corner becauase of vehicles parked opposite the junction near the new build,which being given planning permission has taken away off st parking,perhaps in 16 yrs someone will decide it is a dangerous junction
while we are on the subject,what about bowden crescent /littlejohn ave cars turning into bowden crescent have to cut the corner becauase of vehicles parked opposite the junction near the new build,which being given planning permission has taken away off st parking,perhaps in 16 yrs someone will decide it is a dangerous junction melkshamwizard
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12:43pm Mon 19 Nov 12

melshamresident says...

Instead of the local councillor (who coincidently leaves nearby – if not please correct me) concentrating on the real issue of the excess speeding that takes place on Snowberry lane, he is spearheading a campaign to get the council to paint white lines at this “dangerous junction”.
At whose expense, ours of course, the tax payers. A waste of money if you ask me. Because all this is going to achieve – and you don’t need to be blessed with the gift of foresight - is move the problem further down the road. And it won’t be long before Saxifrage bank and Sweetbriar road fall under the same category – “DANGEROUS JUNCTIONS”. Unless the plan is to extend the white lines along the whole length of Snowberry lane of course. If the local councillor is following this, could he be kind enough to comment?
Instead of the local councillor (who coincidently leaves nearby – if not please correct me) concentrating on the real issue of the excess speeding that takes place on Snowberry lane, he is spearheading a campaign to get the council to paint white lines at this “dangerous junction”. At whose expense, ours of course, the tax payers. A waste of money if you ask me. Because all this is going to achieve – and you don’t need to be blessed with the gift of foresight - is move the problem further down the road. And it won’t be long before Saxifrage bank and Sweetbriar road fall under the same category – “DANGEROUS JUNCTIONS”. Unless the plan is to extend the white lines along the whole length of Snowberry lane of course. If the local councillor is following this, could he be kind enough to comment? melshamresident
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1:31pm Mon 19 Nov 12

bbzz says...

http://www.jonhubbar
d.org/

Latest Poll
Do you support the introduction of limited parking restrictions on the junction of Lavender Close and Snowberry Lane
Yes, I would like to see limited parking restrictions introduced - 18.2%
No, there is no need for any parking restrictions, it's quite safe enough now - 81.8%
http://www.jonhubbar d.org/ Latest Poll Do you support the introduction of limited parking restrictions on the junction of Lavender Close and Snowberry Lane Yes, I would like to see limited parking restrictions introduced - 18.2% No, there is no need for any parking restrictions, it's quite safe enough now - 81.8% bbzz
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1:45pm Mon 19 Nov 12

melshamresident says...

bbzz wrote:
http://www.jonhubbar

d.org/

Latest Poll
Do you support the introduction of limited parking restrictions on the junction of Lavender Close and Snowberry Lane
Yes, I would like to see limited parking restrictions introduced - 18.2%
No, there is no need for any parking restrictions, it's quite safe enough now - 81.8%
Thanks for that bbzz, let's all head there and vote. Have you placed your vote?
[quote][p][bold]bbzz[/bold] wrote: http://www.jonhubbar d.org/ Latest Poll Do you support the introduction of limited parking restrictions on the junction of Lavender Close and Snowberry Lane Yes, I would like to see limited parking restrictions introduced - 18.2% No, there is no need for any parking restrictions, it's quite safe enough now - 81.8%[/p][/quote]Thanks for that bbzz, let's all head there and vote. Have you placed your vote? melshamresident
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9:49pm Mon 19 Nov 12

marie 1975 says...

the junction aint dangerous but what they need is yellow lines all the way down the road if they got a issue with people parking i dont care about that my concern is the speed cars come down there now the new road is awfull AND YES I AM A RESIDENT WHO LIVES NEAR BY AND I WILL BE SUPPORTING THE NEIGHBOUR HOOD SPEED WATCH !!!!!1
the junction aint dangerous but what they need is yellow lines all the way down the road if they got a issue with people parking i dont care about that my concern is the speed cars come down there now the new road is awfull AND YES I AM A RESIDENT WHO LIVES NEAR BY AND I WILL BE SUPPORTING THE NEIGHBOUR HOOD SPEED WATCH !!!!!1 marie 1975
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