The Parish Council is pleased to report that the ‘pinch-point’ scheme for the 30mph zone of the B2139 Storrington Road has now finally been signed off and approved by WSCC Highways, and the works will be progressed urgently during this summer school vacation, with 31 August as the target completion date for main works. We look forward to this making a real difference to vehicle speeds in central Thakeham from this September.
This will of course mean a month of temporary traffic light controls in this area. As and when the works require temporary relocation of bus stops, Compass Buses are being involved to risk-assess and organise temporary arrangements.
The finalised scheme (which is effectively unchanged from the one consulted-on in January 2018) can be seen/downloaded here.7152-GA-015-A
We also welcome and fully support the recent initiative by resident Ian King to set up a Community Speedwatch group (see his recent Facebook post on our Community page). It will be important to monitor the impact of the pinch-point scheme, and even if it is successful for that area, there are several other areas of Thakeham with similar speeding problems, so we hope to work closely with this new group when it is set up.