Traffic Calming: Phase 2 revised ‘pinch point’ scheme now available for comment
We have now finally received the revised/refined proposal for the Abingworth Phase 2 ‘pinch point’-based traffic calming scheme, which you can see and download below. The PC will be reviewing this scheme at its Neighbourhood Planning Committee meeting of Monday 23 October (6.30pm, Village Hall). The feedback that we give to the consultants who have produced the scheme will influence the detail of what is then formally submitted to WSCC Highways for approval. We want this submission to be made by the end of November, to allow sufficient time for Highways to consider/approve and for the developer to schedule the work for Spring 2018. Given the long history of resident concerns and the terrible fatal accident in March 2017, the PC is seeking widest possible community comments on the new scheme. You can give your input either by attending the meeting above, or using the Comments form at the bottom of this post by close of Friday 27 October. The PC’s planning group will take on board all comments received by then.
Abingworth 30mph zone phase 2 traffic calming proposals (revised).
a) Background and commentary on the proposals [Download]
b) Scheme drawing Click below to view the plan; before downloading, be aware that this is a large document and a complex one – reading the detail may require you to enlarge the image in your viewer.
In case you havn’t already seen the banners and posters, there will be a free community Halloween Fireworks event on Tuesday 31 October – 6.00-7.30pm, at the Abingworth Football Ground. As well as the main firework display, which will be at 7.15, there will be fun stalls, food and drink.
The timing of the firework display aims to give young ones enough time to do the local ‘trick or treat’ rounds before coming to see the show. To help the children get properly into character, there will also be FREE face painting offered in the Village Hall from 4pm (NOT 3.30 as mentioned in previous Facebook post – to allow the Pre-School to clear up after their afternoon session).
Although the event is free to attend, there will be opportunities to make donations to our designated charity for this event, which is Chestnut Tree House – Children’s Hospice; to make a donation online, follow this link.
If you need to come by car, please be aware that parking is very limited, so please use Monaghan’s car park across the Storrington Road. There will be parking marshalling.
Dog fouling – new waste bin at Abingworth fields
The good news for dog owners in central Thakeham is that we have installed a new dog waste bin at the Abingworth football fields. This area is understandably very popular for dog-walking but unfortunately a minority of owners are not clearing up after their dogs. As the football fields are now in regular use by adult and youth clubs, it is essential that everyone gets into ‘bagging and binning’.
As well as the dedicated bins, dog waste can be disposed of in public litter or you can take the waste home and dispose of it in your general refuse bin. So, please don’t leave home without a supply of poo bags and don’t let your dog wander off and do its business unattended. As this is one of the main causes of resident complaints, the Parish Council is now working closely with Horsham District Council, who are expanding their enforcement operation, including on-the-spot fixed penalty notices of £80. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.