Zebra crossing set for Shirley after petition - The Solihull Observer

Zebra crossing set for Shirley after petition

Solihull Editorial 19th Nov, 2019   0

A NEW zebra crossing could span Colebrook Road in Shirley, as Solihull councillors consider six petitions about roads in the borough.

Highways officers have recommended a pedestrian crossing to be created from Nethercote Gardens across the Colebrook Road, to maintain a pathway along the bank of the River Cole.

Coun Maggie Allen (Green, Shirley West) submitted a residents’ petition at a council meeting on April 9 this year.

The highways department has now responded to say the zebra crossing installation could go ahead, depending on funding in 2020.

A final decision will be made at a ‘community liveability programme prioritisation meeting’ in January next year.

Other petitions heard by the council include a request to slow traffic on Damson Parkway, near Lugtrout Drive, and residents’ desire for restricted parking in Woodside Way, Sharman’s Cross, which will be implemented.

Following a petition to improve drainage of Malthouse Row, the council is investigating the road surface ahead of a cabinet decision session on January 21 2020.

Another request to restrict parking on Hall Drive and Land Lane has prompted monitoring of car parking by the council, and findings will be reported to the council’s cabinet in January.

The request to slow down traffic around Damson Parkway, Lugtrout Lane and Rowood Drive spurred a road safety study of these routes. The outcome will be shared at the decision-making session in March 2020.

Parents of children at Bishop Wilson School in Chelmsley Wood also submitted a petition about dog mess around the school’s perimeter.

Officers put a dog dirt bin at the location in October, and dog fouling stencilling was completed around the school grounds.

They also resolved to have the school perimeter cleaned three times a week.


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