Traffic Calming Scheme

Following a meeting this morning with SCC, Cannington Parish Council would like to provide the following update:

1. The traffic calming scheme which has an 8-week programme is planned to commence next week. The first couple of weeks will mainly encompass the correct signage, preliminary electrical works such as up-lighters for signage and lighting columns on Rodway.

2. This will be closely followed by civil works commencing in Brook St and the High St. Temporary traffic lights will be installed during this and the mid-section of the works.

3. Towards the middle to back end of the Scheme, work will start on the Main Rd e.g. traffic islands and works on Rodway. During this period there will be an estimated closure of Main Rd for 1 week. Rodway will be closed for an estimated 3 weeks.

4. There is a caveat of course that once digging works commence, there could be problems with for example, utilities, that could not have been foreseen; SCC assures us that there is some flexibility within the programme to accommodate this.

5. SCC will arrange a letter drop to residents in the immediate vicinity of the works where traffic lights and road closures will occur.

6. A nominated representative from Skanska will be on hand to discuss any issues as they arise and to keep the parish council and community informed.

We will do our very best via the Website, Facebook, Parish Council meetings and notice boards to keep the community informed of progress.

Thank you

Footpath BW5/2 Diversion

A Public Footpath Diversion Order has been made for part of this footpath. See Order for details

Extended 30mph speed limit on Rodway

SCC 30mph speed limit extension order

First Notice

TRO-30 mph Speed limit extension – Map

7.5T Weight Restriction Order

SCC Order for 7.5T weight restriction for Cannington

First Notice 7.5t Weight Restriction

TRO 7.5t WR – Map

Works at Sandord Corner

There are a small number of remedial repairs that need to be carried out at Sandford Corner roundabout which will be carried out the weekend 10th and 11th March 2018.

4-way traffic lights will be temporarily installed during these works throughout the weekend. The decision has been taken to carry out the works during the weekend to cause minimal disruption to road users.

These works are to be carried out to make good before Somerset County Council adopt the roundabout and road layout.

We are sorry for any inconvenience that is caused by these works. If you have questions you would like answering, please get in touch with us on details below.

Lucy Holt

Project Manager EDF Energy

Free phone 0800 0969650



Traffic Calming for Cannington

An information event was held on Monday 20th November 2017 to view the proposals for a traffic calming scheme, which 105 attended.

If you were unable to attend and would like to view and/or comment on the scheme the plans and key points are listed below

Main Road Plans

Main Road key points

Brook Street & Fore Street plans

Brook Street & Fore Street key points

Rodway Plans

Rodway key points

High Street plans

High Street key points

Weight limit & speed restriction key points

The plans may be difficult to view on line and so they will also be able to view in the Community Room between 10.00am and 12.00pm on Monday 27th and Wednesday 29th November. If this isn’t convenient they will be made available to view by appointment. Please contact any Councillor.

We would like to receive your comments and whether you agree or disagree with the proposals. If you would like to complete the Support letter it would help with our application for funding to the EDF CIM fund.

All responses need to be received by 12.00pm on Wednesday 29th November 2017. A Parish Council meeting will be held at 8.00pm on Wednesday 29th November 2017 to agree the proposals.

Cannington to Sandford Cycle Path

Information on the road works associated with the cycle path can be found on the Somerset County Website using the following link

Clifford Park – temporary closure

There will be a temporary closure of Clifford Park from the junction with Mill Close and Mill Lane, westwards for a distance of 93 metres.

The temporary order is effective from 11th January 2016 and the works is expected to last for 5 days. Please see Clifford Park -closure and Clifford Park- map for more information.