On 28th November Mark Nelson suggested that we should write to our local County Councillors.
How many of us have done so?
The email address of our County Councillor is: Susie.Charles@lancashire.gov.uk
I have contacted her and got a very prompt response, prompt but not promising, the more people who contact our County Councillor the more we raise awareness of the problems the withdrawal of our bus service has created.
If you feel that you ought to put pressure on please post details of any response that you get on the Blog.
Readers of the Blog will be aware I have expressed doubts about the need for a SpID and the process followed by the Parish Council both in their deliberations with their failure to consult and inform the community about the issues of need, cost and possible benefits.
In the discussion which preceded the Parish Council Meeting which took place on 20th November a number of points emerged which confirmed the widely held belief that traffic speeds through the centre of the village are too high given the poor provision of footpaths.
It was decided that the Highways Department should be consulted about other options which might reduce the speed of traffic, such as chicanes and a lower speed limit. It was recognised that cost restraints may be an important factor.
The Chairman was of the opinion that the speed limit through Arkholme has been reduced to 20mph because of the presence of the school. It was pointed out that the speed limit remains at 30mph and is only reduced over a short distance and for a short period of time when school is opening or closing.
No further action will be taken until discussions have taken place with the Highway Authority. It was accepted that it would be unlikely that a SpID would be of any positive benefit.