Eight months after lockdown started, the Councils “urgent” “emergency response” has reached Buckstone Primary School! Below are plans I received this evening for a small Spaces for People scheme around Buckstone Primary School. Although the stated focus of this scheme is the response to Covid-19, road safety issues around the school are well known. Nonetheless, the school community and people living around the school may have suggestions to improve the proposals.
The Council have included the following in the consultation: Police, Fire Service, NHS, SPOKES and Fairmilehead Community Council. I have passed details on the the Parent Council and the Headteacher to ensure they know what’s planned.
Covid-19 Cycling and Walking Emergency Response Measures at Buckstone Primary School
Please be advised that as part of overall emergency measures we are proposing to re-designate key parts of the road network to help pedestrians and cyclists travel safely while meeting physical distancing requirements.
I have attached the proposed designs for the scheme. In summary it shows:
- Close road to vehicular traffic on Buckstone Loan East at Buckstone Close maintaining access for pedestrians and cyclists
- Prohibit vehicles on Buckstone Circus [SA – I think this is Buckstone Circle, I am waiting on confirmation.], maintaining access for pedestrians, cyclists, residents, school deliveries and waste collections.
Given the urgency to make the required changes any comments relating to these proposals should be received by 5pm on Thursday 10th September 2020 to firstname.lastname@example.org. [SA – I assume this date is an error, I am waiting on confirmation.]
All feedback will be reviewed and where possible the scheme will be further refined. Feedback will be summarised in an assessment feedback form which will be presented to the Council Incident Management Team for approval. Please note that we will be unable to respond to individual emails.
If the proposal is approved for implementation, publicity will then be undertaken so that local people are aware of the changes. A dedicated inbox will help us to manage any feedback around proposals – email@example.com
The introduction of, or changes to, any restrictions will be implemented under emergency delegated decision-making powers using a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order.