The existing far-sided crossing is old technology and the equipment is obsolete and requires attention. In preparation for the upgrade SCC has reviewed the need for the crossing to be signalised following the opening of the bypass and the recent traffic calming measures.
The decrease in vehicle speeds and the amount of traffic using Brook Street suggests that the location would be better suited as a Zebra Crossing, reducing pedestrian waiting times whilst maintaining traffic flow.
Therefore SCC is proposing to remove the signalised pedestrian crossing and replacing it with a new Zebra Crossing facility and associated signing and lining.
The Parish Council has to respond by 11th September 2020 and we welcome your comments.