The Parish Council commissioned an independent study to address the issue of traffic, putting the interests of the community at the centre of the process. Funding for this report was raised from the Parish Council, West Sussex County Council’s Community Initiative Fund and local businesses. This document can be viewed here or under the Traffic information tab of this website.
The role of the Traffic Committee will be to agree and adopt the tender document and consultant’s report and hand over to the Parish Council and West Sussex County Council for programming and implementation.
In addition to the above project, the committee is also be responsible for Parish issues involving Highways and the village environment including grass verges, tree maintenance, street furniture (e.g. litter bins), fingerpost maintenance.
Ardingly Traffic Calming Project
Ardingly Parish Council was awarded £33,000 for the design of the Ardingly Traffic Scheme in the WSCC Integrated Works Programme 2016/17. In addition, in the S106 contributions for the Standgrove Field development £87,953 has been allocated to the Ardingly Traffic Scheme. This is the budget that the Parish Council and WSCC Highways are currently working with to produce a scheme in the village for delivery in 2017/18.
The current position with this scheme is that due to design and cost implications, many of the ideas put forward in the 2013 report cannot be achieved at this time. However, the Parish Council have been working together with engineers from WSCC Highways to deliver a scheme viable scheme which is within budget for delivery in 2017/18.
Phase 1 of the Traffic Calming Scheme
The first Phase of the scheme will take place between April 2017 -April 2018.
The scheme will comprise of :
- A 40 mph buffer zone on the Lindfield Rd south of Ardings Close
- “ARDINGLY” gatways at the 4 entrances to the village with 30mph roundels on the road
- drop curb crossing points at Hett Close and on the High St just north of Ardings Close
- Bollards in one area of the High St to protect pedestrians from cars mounting the pavements
- 30 mph roundels on College Road
- SID machines on College Road and the High Street
In the next 6-8 weeks we are taking delivery of 2 speed indicator devices . We are looking for interested parties to be volunteers on the the’ SID team ‘which would involve a rota being set up so that a small group of people could move the machines around once a month to a new location . Training will be provided!! We are really hoping that these , in conjuction with other measures, will help reduce the speeds in OUR village.
Contact ardinglypc@ hotmail.co.uk if you can help.
Mrs. Fiona Rocks (Chair), Mr. Will Meldrum (Vice Chair), Mrs. Rowena Chalk, Mr. Derek Stutchbury, Mr. Ken Monk and Mr Stuart Noel. In addition residents Mr. Paul Burr, Mrs. Sarah Chapman, Mr. Roger Harris and Mr. Andrew Lambert.
Next meeting: Thursday, 26th January 2017 at 7.30pm in the Reading Room, Hapstead Hall. The agenda can be viewed here: Traffic Committee Agenda 26.01.17
Traffic Committee Minutes 2016