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Request for a Sign Post: Give Way Narrow Hump Bridge near Inn at Freshford

This request is to affirm that the existing behaviour of traffic by the Inn at Freshford is to give way on one side of the narrow hump bridge. Unfortunately, the behaviour of traffic is not usually followed by vehicles that are unfamiliar with the road.

Inconsiderate parking is being used either to go walking by the River Frome and Avon or to be excess traffic using the local public house the Inn, known as the Inn at Freshford.

The road (which is unclassified) runs from Freshford towards Staples Hill and Westwood Road to Trowbridge Road. The road also crosses the Frome Road to Bradford on Avon. The area of the local roads which on one side includes the A36 is subject to a six foot six width restriction except for access.

On a busy day there will be many vehicles parked mainly on a “layby” on the Staples Hill side of the bridge. Others also park on both sides of the road by the pub. The traffic which is parked on the “layby” side turns the road into a single track road. This means that traffic going towards the bridge will either have to force a vehicle on the bridge to reverse or hope that an oncoming vehicle will reverse back, but may involve other vehicles in a queue to where the road becomes wider. If there are more than one vehicle trying to cross the bridge traffic may grind to a halt.

Parking is not restricted and it would be difficult to police if it were. What would help would be to erect a Give Way sign. Suggest a triangular warning sign with a hump bridge and an attached plate narrow. The proposed Give Way sign would encourage drivers to give way. Therefore reducing confusion.


 

The A36 to A46 link road update April 2017

Recently Ben Howlett, MP for Bath, presented to the House of Commons a petition in support of an A36/A46 link road to ease the flow of traffic from the south coast to the M4.

Mr Howlett said that the petition was signed by 2846 concerned residents. These signatories - an unimpressive number given the population of Bath - are of course residents of Bath, not of the area that would be blighted by any new link road.

Freshford Parish Council, along with neighbouring councils in the Valley Parishes Alliance, is firmly opposed to plans for an A36/A46 link. The idea has been considered and rejected at intervals over recent years as it would not solve Baths traffic issues but would create significant additional problems.
 

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The Valley Parishes Alliance has set up The Avon Valley Action Group whose website gives full background on why a link road has been rejected in the past and why it should be again.

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Request for a Sign Post: Give Way Narrow Hump Bridge near Inn at Freshford

This request is to affirm that the existing behaviour of traffic by the Inn at Freshford is to give way on one side of the narrow hump bridge. Unfortunately, the behaviour of traffic is not usually followed by vehicles that are unfamiliar with the road.

Inconsiderate parking is being used either to go walking by the River Frome and Avon or to be excess traffic using the local public house the Inn, known as the Inn at Freshford.

The road (which is unclassified) runs from Freshford towards Staples Hill and Westwood Road to Trowbridge Road. The road also crosses the Frome Road to Bradford on Avon. The area of the local roads which on one side includes the A36 is subject to a six foot six width restriction except for access.

On a busy day there will be many vehicles parked mainly on a “layby” on the Staples Hill side of the bridge. Others also park on both sides of the road by the pub. The traffic which is parked on the “layby” side turns the road into a single track road. This means that traffic going towards the bridge will either have to force a vehicle on the bridge to reverse or hope that an oncoming vehicle will reverse back, but may involve other vehicles in a queue to where the road becomes wider. If there are more than one vehicle trying to cross the bridge traffic may grind to a halt.

Parking is not restricted and it would be difficult to police if it were. What would help would be to erect a Give Way sign. Suggest a triangular warning sign with a hump bridge and an attached plate narrow. The proposed Give Way sign would encourage drivers to give way. Therefore reducing confusion.


 

The A36 to A46 link road update April 2017

Recently Ben Howlett, MP for Bath, presented to the House of Commons a petition in support of an A36/A46 link road to ease the flow of traffic from the south coast to the M4.

Mr Howlett said that the petition was signed by 2846 concerned residents. These signatories - an unimpressive number given the population of Bath - are of course residents of Bath, not of the area that would be blighted by any new link road.

Freshford Parish Council, along with neighbouring councils in the Valley Parishes Alliance, is firmly opposed to plans for an A36/A46 link. The idea has been considered and rejected at intervals over recent years as it would not solve Baths traffic issues but would create significant additional problems.
 

Avon Valley Action Group


The Valley Parishes Alliance has set up The Avon Valley Action Group whose website gives full background on why a link road has been rejected in the past and why it should be again.

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Request for a Sign Post: Give Way Narrow Hump Bridge near Inn at Freshford

This request is to affirm that the existing behaviour of traffic by the Inn at Freshford is to give way on one side of the narrow hump bridge. Unfortunately, the behaviour of traffic is not usually followed by vehicles that are unfamiliar with the road.

Inconsiderate parking is being used either to go walking by the River Frome and Avon or to be excess traffic using the local public house the Inn, known as the Inn at Freshford.

The road (which is unclassified) runs from Freshford towards Staples Hill and Westwood Road to Trowbridge Road. The road also crosses the Frome Road to Bradford on Avon. The area of the local roads which on one side includes the A36 is subject to a six foot six width restriction except for access.

On a busy day there will be many vehicles parked mainly on a “layby” on the Staples Hill side of the bridge. Others also park on both sides of the road by the pub. The traffic which is parked on the “layby” side turns the road into a single track road. This means that traffic going towards the bridge will either have to force a vehicle on the bridge to reverse or hope that an oncoming vehicle will reverse back, but may involve other vehicles in a queue to where the road becomes wider. If there are more than one vehicle trying to cross the bridge traffic may grind to a halt.

Parking is not restricted and it would be difficult to police if it were. What would help would be to erect a Give Way sign. Suggest a triangular warning sign with a hump bridge and an attached plate narrow. The proposed Give Way sign would encourage drivers to give way. Therefore reducing confusion.


 

The A36 to A46 link road update April 2017

Recently Ben Howlett, MP for Bath, presented to the House of Commons a petition in support of an A36/A46 link road to ease the flow of traffic from the south coast to the M4.

Mr Howlett said that the petition was signed by 2846 concerned residents. These signatories - an unimpressive number given the population of Bath - are of course residents of Bath, not of the area that would be blighted by any new link road.

Freshford Parish Council, along with neighbouring councils in the Valley Parishes Alliance, is firmly opposed to plans for an A36/A46 link. The idea has been considered and rejected at intervals over recent years as it would not solve Baths traffic issues but would create significant additional problems.
 

Avon Valley Action Group


The Valley Parishes Alliance has set up The Avon Valley Action Group whose website gives full background on why a link road has been rejected in the past and why it should be again.

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Request for a Sign Post: Give Way Narrow Hump Bridge near Inn at Freshford

This request is to affirm that the existing behaviour of traffic by the Inn at Freshford is to give way on one side of the narrow hump bridge. Unfortunately, the behaviour of traffic is not usually followed by vehicles that are unfamiliar with the road.

Inconsiderate parking is being used either to go walking by the River Frome and Avon or to be excess traffic using the local public house the Inn, known as the Inn at Freshford.

The road (which is unclassified) runs from Freshford towards Staples Hill and Westwood Road to Trowbridge Road. The road also crosses the Frome Road to Bradford on Avon. The area of the local roads which on one side includes the A36 is subject to a six foot six width restriction except for access.

On a busy day there will be many vehicles parked mainly on a “layby” on the Staples Hill side of the bridge. Others also park on both sides of the road by the pub. The traffic which is parked on the “layby” side turns the road into a single track road. This means that traffic going towards the bridge will either have to force a vehicle on the bridge to reverse or hope that an oncoming vehicle will reverse back, but may involve other vehicles in a queue to where the road becomes wider. If there are more than one vehicle trying to cross the bridge traffic may grind to a halt.

Parking is not restricted and it would be difficult to police if it were. What would help would be to erect a Give Way sign. Suggest a triangular warning sign with a hump bridge and an attached plate narrow. The proposed Give Way sign would encourage drivers to give way. Therefore reducing confusion.


 

The A36 to A46 link road update April 2017

Recently Ben Howlett, MP for Bath, presented to the House of Commons a petition in support of an A36/A46 link road to ease the flow of traffic from the south coast to the M4.

Mr Howlett said that the petition was signed by 2846 concerned residents. These signatories - an unimpressive number given the population of Bath - are of course residents of Bath, not of the area that would be blighted by any new link road.

Freshford Parish Council, along with neighbouring councils in the Valley Parishes Alliance, is firmly opposed to plans for an A36/A46 link. The idea has been considered and rejected at intervals over recent years as it would not solve Baths traffic issues but would create significant additional problems.
 

Avon Valley Action Group


The Valley Parishes Alliance has set up The Avon Valley Action Group whose website gives full background on why a link road has been rejected in the past and why it should be again.

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Request for a Sign Post: Give Way Narrow Hump Bridge near Inn at Freshford

This request is to affirm that the existing behaviour of traffic by the Inn at Freshford is to give way on one side of the narrow hump bridge. Unfortunately, the behaviour of traffic is not usually followed by vehicles that are unfamiliar with the road.

Inconsiderate parking is being used either to go walking by the River Frome and Avon or to be excess traffic using the local public house the Inn, known as the Inn at Freshford.

The road (which is unclassified) runs from Freshford towards Staples Hill and Westwood Road to Trowbridge Road. The road also crosses the Frome Road to Bradford on Avon. The area of the local roads which on one side includes the A36 is subject to a six foot six width restriction except for access.

On a busy day there will be many vehicles parked mainly on a “layby” on the Staples Hill side of the bridge. Others also park on both sides of the road by the pub. The traffic which is parked on the “layby” side turns the road into a single track road. This means that traffic going towards the bridge will either have to force a vehicle on the bridge to reverse or hope that an oncoming vehicle will reverse back, but may involve other vehicles in a queue to where the road becomes wider. If there are more than one vehicle trying to cross the bridge traffic may grind to a halt.

Parking is not restricted and it would be difficult to police if it were. What would help would be to erect a Give Way sign. Suggest a triangular warning sign with a hump bridge and an attached plate narrow. The proposed Give Way sign would encourage drivers to give way. Therefore reducing confusion.


 

The A36 to A46 link road update April 2017

Recently Ben Howlett, MP for Bath, presented to the House of Commons a petition in support of an A36/A46 link road to ease the flow of traffic from the south coast to the M4.

Mr Howlett said that the petition was signed by 2846 concerned residents. These signatories - an unimpressive number given the population of Bath - are of course residents of Bath, not of the area that would be blighted by any new link road.

Freshford Parish Council, along with neighbouring councils in the Valley Parishes Alliance, is firmly opposed to plans for an A36/A46 link. The idea has been considered and rejected at intervals over recent years as it would not solve Baths traffic issues but would create significant additional problems.
 

Avon Valley Action Group


The Valley Parishes Alliance has set up The Avon Valley Action Group whose website gives full background on why a link road has been rejected in the past and why it should be again.

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Request for a Sign Post: Give Way Narrow Hump Bridge near Inn at Freshford

This request is to affirm that the existing behaviour of traffic by the Inn at Freshford is to give way on one side of the narrow hump bridge. Unfortunately, the behaviour of traffic is not usually followed by vehicles that are unfamiliar with the road.

Inconsiderate parking is being used either to go walking by the River Frome and Avon or to be excess traffic using the local public house the Inn, known as the Inn at Freshford.

The road (which is unclassified) runs from Freshford towards Staples Hill and Westwood Road to Trowbridge Road. The road also crosses the Frome Road to Bradford on Avon. The area of the local roads which on one side includes the A36 is subject to a six foot six width restriction except for access.

On a busy day there will be many vehicles parked mainly on a “layby” on the Staples Hill side of the bridge. Others also park on both sides of the road by the pub. The traffic which is parked on the “layby” side turns the road into a single track road. This means that traffic going towards the bridge will either have to force a vehicle on the bridge to reverse or hope that an oncoming vehicle will reverse back, but may involve other vehicles in a queue to where the road becomes wider. If there are more than one vehicle trying to cross the bridge traffic may grind to a halt.

Parking is not restricted and it would be difficult to police if it were. What would help would be to erect a Give Way sign. Suggest a triangular warning sign with a hump bridge and an attached plate narrow. The proposed Give Way sign would encourage drivers to give way. Therefore reducing confusion.


 

The A36 to A46 link road update April 2017

Recently Ben Howlett, MP for Bath, presented to the House of Commons a petition in support of an A36/A46 link road to ease the flow of traffic from the south coast to the M4.

Mr Howlett said that the petition was signed by 2846 concerned residents. These signatories - an unimpressive number given the population of Bath - are of course residents of Bath, not of the area that would be blighted by any new link road.

Freshford Parish Council, along with neighbouring councils in the Valley Parishes Alliance, is firmly opposed to plans for an A36/A46 link. The idea has been considered and rejected at intervals over recent years as it would not solve Baths traffic issues but would create significant additional problems.
 

Avon Valley Action Group


The Valley Parishes Alliance has set up The Avon Valley Action Group whose website gives full background on why a link road has been rejected in the past and why it should be again.

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Request for a Sign Post: Give Way Narrow Hump Bridge near Inn at Freshford

This request is to affirm that the existing behaviour of traffic by the Inn at Freshford is to give way on one side of the narrow hump bridge. Unfortunately, the behaviour of traffic is not usually followed by vehicles that are unfamiliar with the road.

Inconsiderate parking is being used either to go walking by the River Frome and Avon or to be excess traffic using the local public house the Inn, known as the Inn at Freshford.

The road (which is unclassified) runs from Freshford towards Staples Hill and Westwood Road to Trowbridge Road. The road also crosses the Frome Road to Bradford on Avon. The area of the local roads which on one side includes the A36 is subject to a six foot six width restriction except for access.

On a busy day there will be many vehicles parked mainly on a “layby” on the Staples Hill side of the bridge. Others also park on both sides of the road by the pub. The traffic which is parked on the “layby” side turns the road into a single track road. This means that traffic going towards the bridge will either have to force a vehicle on the bridge to reverse or hope that an oncoming vehicle will reverse back, but may involve other vehicles in a queue to where the road becomes wider. If there are more than one vehicle trying to cross the bridge traffic may grind to a halt.

Parking is not restricted and it would be difficult to police if it were. What would help would be to erect a Give Way sign. Suggest a triangular warning sign with a hump bridge and an attached plate narrow. The proposed Give Way sign would encourage drivers to give way. Therefore reducing confusion.


 

The A36 to A46 link road update April 2017

Recently Ben Howlett, MP for Bath, presented to the House of Commons a petition in support of an A36/A46 link road to ease the flow of traffic from the south coast to the M4.

Mr Howlett said that the petition was signed by 2846 concerned residents. These signatories - an unimpressive number given the population of Bath - are of course residents of Bath, not of the area that would be blighted by any new link road.

Freshford Parish Council, along with neighbouring councils in the Valley Parishes Alliance, is firmly opposed to plans for an A36/A46 link. The idea has been considered and rejected at intervals over recent years as it would not solve Baths traffic issues but would create significant additional problems.
 

Avon Valley Action Group


The Valley Parishes Alliance has set up The Avon Valley Action Group whose website gives full background on why a link road has been rejected in the past and why it should be again.

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Freshford Somerset: an Introduction

Freshford is in 2011 a village dating back a thousand years or more.  Some of the property in the village is located in Wiltshire and some in Bath and North-East Somerset (known as BANES). This affects the choice of secondary school for parents, and splits up children who have grown up together in their primary school.

 The children should be able to continue their education together when they leave the primary school where they have grown up together.  Unfortunately, this division of Freshford between Wiltshire and Somerset (B&NES) is not the result of some recent skulduggery, yet its affects extend into the 21st Century. The ghosts continue to extend their influence into the time when people are free to use their intelligence, rather than witchcraft or be bound by land divisions created by the church, or the Normans. And guess what; it is the ghosts that rule. Why can't parents choose the nearest school to where they live? Parental Choice of School  Apart from the educational issues which are important to Freshford, the village is arguably the finest village in this part of the west country. This website includes many photographs that record the attractive nature not only of the village but also its beautiful setting. The parish website is: Freshford Village The new village shop and post office has its own website: Galleries Shop

B&NES have published an excellent appraisal of Freshford and the neighbouring hamlet of Sharpstone. Appraisal

Request for a Sign Post: Give Way Narrow Hump Bridge near Inn at Freshford

This request is to affirm that the existing behaviour of traffic by the Inn at Freshford is to give way on one side of the narrow hump bridge. Unfortunately, the behaviour of traffic is not usually followed by vehicles that are unfamiliar with the road.

Inconsiderate parking is being used either to go walking by the River Frome and Avon or to be excess traffic using the local public house the Inn, known as the Inn at Freshford.

The road (which is unclassified) runs from Freshford towards Staples Hill and Westwood Road to Trowbridge Road. The road also crosses the Frome Road to Bradford on Avon. The area of the local roads which on one side includes the A36 is subject to a six foot six width restriction except for access.

On a busy day there will be many vehicles parked mainly on a “layby” on the Staples Hill side of the bridge. Others also park on both sides of the road by the pub. The traffic which is parked on the “layby” side turns the road into a single track road. This means that traffic going towards the bridge will either have to force a vehicle on the bridge to reverse or hope that an oncoming vehicle will reverse back, but may involve other vehicles in a queue to where the road becomes wider. If there are more than one vehicle trying to cross the bridge traffic may grind to a halt.

Parking is not restricted and it would be difficult to police if it were. What would help would be to erect a Give Way sign. Suggest a triangular warning sign with a hump bridge and an attached plate narrow. The proposed Give Way sign would encourage drivers to give way. Therefore reducing confusion.


 

The A36 to A46 link road update April 2017

Recently Ben Howlett, MP for Bath, presented to the House of Commons a petition in support of an A36/A46 link road to ease the flow of traffic from the south coast to the M4.

Mr Howlett said that the petition was signed by 2846 concerned residents. These signatories - an unimpressive number given the population of Bath - are of course residents of Bath, not of the area that would be blighted by any new link road.

Freshford Parish Council, along with neighbouring councils in the Valley Parishes Alliance, is firmly opposed to plans for an A36/A46 link. The idea has been considered and rejected at intervals over recent years as it would not solve Baths traffic issues but would create significant additional problems.
 

Avon Valley Action Group


The Valley Parishes Alliance has set up The Avon Valley Action Group whose website gives full background on why a link road has been rejected in the past and why it should be again.

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Request for a Sign Post: Give Way Narrow Hump Bridge near Inn at Freshford

This request is to affirm that the existing behaviour of traffic by the Inn at Freshford is to give way on one side of the narrow hump bridge. Unfortunately, the behaviour of traffic is not usually followed by vehicles that are unfamiliar with the road.

Inconsiderate parking is being used either to go walking by the River Frome and Avon or to be excess traffic using the local public house the Inn, known as the Inn at Freshford.

The road (which is unclassified) runs from Freshford towards Staples Hill and Westwood Road to Trowbridge Road. The road also crosses the Frome Road to Bradford on Avon. The area of the local roads which on one side includes the A36 is subject to a six foot six width restriction except for access.

On a busy day there will be many vehicles parked mainly on a “layby” on the Staples Hill side of the bridge. Others also park on both sides of the road by the pub. The traffic which is parked on the “layby” side turns the road into a single track road. This means that traffic going towards the bridge will either have to force a vehicle on the bridge to reverse or hope that an oncoming vehicle will reverse back, but may involve other vehicles in a queue to where the road becomes wider. If there are more than one vehicle trying to cross the bridge traffic may grind to a halt.

Parking is not restricted and it would be difficult to police if it were. What would help would be to erect a Give Way sign. Suggest a triangular warning sign with a hump bridge and an attached plate narrow. The proposed Give Way sign would encourage drivers to give way. Therefore reducing confusion.


 

The A36 to A46 link road update April 2017

Recently Ben Howlett, MP for Bath, presented to the House of Commons a petition in support of an A36/A46 link road to ease the flow of traffic from the south coast to the M4.

Mr Howlett said that the petition was signed by 2846 concerned residents. These signatories - an unimpressive number given the population of Bath - are of course residents of Bath, not of the area that would be blighted by any new link road.

Freshford Parish Council, along with neighbouring councils in the Valley Parishes Alliance, is firmly opposed to plans for an A36/A46 link. The idea has been considered and rejected at intervals over recent years as it would not solve Baths traffic issues but would create significant additional problems.
 

Avon Valley Action Group


The Valley Parishes Alliance has set up The Avon Valley Action Group whose website gives full background on why a link road has been rejected in the past and why it should be again.

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Request for a Sign Post: Give Way Narrow Hump Bridge near Inn at Freshford

This request is to affirm that the existing behaviour of traffic by the Inn at Freshford is to give way on one side of the narrow hump bridge. Unfortunately, the behaviour of traffic is not usually followed by vehicles that are unfamiliar with the road.

Inconsiderate parking is being used either to go walking by the River Frome and Avon or to be excess traffic using the local public house the Inn, known as the Inn at Freshford.

The road (which is unclassified) runs from Freshford towards Staples Hill and Westwood Road to Trowbridge Road. The road also crosses the Frome Road to Bradford on Avon. The area of the local roads which on one side includes the A36 is subject to a six foot six width restriction except for access.

On a busy day there will be many vehicles parked mainly on a “layby” on the Staples Hill side of the bridge. Others also park on both sides of the road by the pub. The traffic which is parked on the “layby” side turns the road into a single track road. This means that traffic going towards the bridge will either have to force a vehicle on the bridge to reverse or hope that an oncoming vehicle will reverse back, but may involve other vehicles in a queue to where the road becomes wider. If there are more than one vehicle trying to cross the bridge traffic may grind to a halt.

Parking is not restricted and it would be difficult to police if it were. What would help would be to erect a Give Way sign. Suggest a triangular warning sign with a hump bridge and an attached plate narrow. The proposed Give Way sign would encourage drivers to give way. Therefore reducing confusion.


 

The A36 to A46 link road update April 2017

Recently Ben Howlett, MP for Bath, presented to the House of Commons a petition in support of an A36/A46 link road to ease the flow of traffic from the south coast to the M4.

Mr Howlett said that the petition was signed by 2846 concerned residents. These signatories - an unimpressive number given the population of Bath - are of course residents of Bath, not of the area that would be blighted by any new link road.

Freshford Parish Council, along with neighbouring councils in the Valley Parishes Alliance, is firmly opposed to plans for an A36/A46 link. The idea has been considered and rejected at intervals over recent years as it would not solve Baths traffic issues but would create significant additional problems.
 

Avon Valley Action Group


The Valley Parishes Alliance has set up The Avon Valley Action Group whose website gives full background on why a link road has been rejected in the past and why it should be again.

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Request for a Sign Post: Give Way Narrow Hump Bridge near Inn at Freshford

This request is to affirm that the existing behaviour of traffic by the Inn at Freshford is to give way on one side of the narrow hump bridge. Unfortunately, the behaviour of traffic is not usually followed by vehicles that are unfamiliar with the road.

Inconsiderate parking is being used either to go walking by the River Frome and Avon or to be excess traffic using the local public house the Inn, known as the Inn at Freshford.

The road (which is unclassified) runs from Freshford towards Staples Hill and Westwood Road to Trowbridge Road. The road also crosses the Frome Road to Bradford on Avon. The area of the local roads which on one side includes the A36 is subject to a six foot six width restriction except for access.

On a busy day there will be many vehicles parked mainly on a “layby” on the Staples Hill side of the bridge. Others also park on both sides of the road by the pub. The traffic which is parked on the “layby” side turns the road into a single track road. This means that traffic going towards the bridge will either have to force a vehicle on the bridge to reverse or hope that an oncoming vehicle will reverse back, but may involve other vehicles in a queue to where the road becomes wider. If there are more than one vehicle trying to cross the bridge traffic may grind to a halt.

Parking is not restricted and it would be difficult to police if it were. What would help would be to erect a Give Way sign. Suggest a triangular warning sign with a hump bridge and an attached plate narrow. The proposed Give Way sign would encourage drivers to give way. Therefore reducing confusion.


 

The A36 to A46 link road update April 2017

Recently Ben Howlett, MP for Bath, presented to the House of Commons a petition in support of an A36/A46 link road to ease the flow of traffic from the south coast to the M4.

Mr Howlett said that the petition was signed by 2846 concerned residents. These signatories - an unimpressive number given the population of Bath - are of course residents of Bath, not of the area that would be blighted by any new link road.

Freshford Parish Council, along with neighbouring councils in the Valley Parishes Alliance, is firmly opposed to plans for an A36/A46 link. The idea has been considered and rejected at intervals over recent years as it would not solve Baths traffic issues but would create significant additional problems.
 

Avon Valley Action Group


The Valley Parishes Alliance has set up The Avon Valley Action Group whose website gives full background on why a link road has been rejected in the past and why it should be again.

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Request for a Sign Post: Give Way Narrow Hump Bridge near Inn at Freshford

This request is to affirm that the existing behaviour of traffic by the Inn at Freshford is to give way on one side of the narrow hump bridge. Unfortunately, the behaviour of traffic is not usually followed by vehicles that are unfamiliar with the road.

Inconsiderate parking is being used either to go walking by the River Frome and Avon or to be excess traffic using the local public house the Inn, known as the Inn at Freshford.

The road (which is unclassified) runs from Freshford towards Staples Hill and Westwood Road to Trowbridge Road. The road also crosses the Frome Road to Bradford on Avon. The area of the local roads which on one side includes the A36 is subject to a six foot six width restriction except for access.

On a busy day there will be many vehicles parked mainly on a “layby” on the Staples Hill side of the bridge. Others also park on both sides of the road by the pub. The traffic which is parked on the “layby” side turns the road into a single track road. This means that traffic going towards the bridge will either have to force a vehicle on the bridge to reverse or hope that an oncoming vehicle will reverse back, but may involve other vehicles in a queue to where the road becomes wider. If there are more than one vehicle trying to cross the bridge traffic may grind to a halt.

Parking is not restricted and it would be difficult to police if it were. What would help would be to erect a Give Way sign. Suggest a triangular warning sign with a hump bridge and an attached plate narrow. The proposed Give Way sign would encourage drivers to give way. Therefore reducing confusion.


 

The A36 to A46 link road update April 2017

Recently Ben Howlett, MP for Bath, presented to the House of Commons a petition in support of an A36/A46 link road to ease the flow of traffic from the south coast to the M4.

Mr Howlett said that the petition was signed by 2846 concerned residents. These signatories - an unimpressive number given the population of Bath - are of course residents of Bath, not of the area that would be blighted by any new link road.

Freshford Parish Council, along with neighbouring councils in the Valley Parishes Alliance, is firmly opposed to plans for an A36/A46 link. The idea has been considered and rejected at intervals over recent years as it would not solve Baths traffic issues but would create significant additional problems.
 

Avon Valley Action Group


The Valley Parishes Alliance has set up The Avon Valley Action Group whose website gives full background on why a link road has been rejected in the past and why it should be again.

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 Freshford Roads: Photos & Videos

Photographs and video films of the roads and road junctions in and linking Freshford village to the A36 trunk road to Bristol and Bath and east to Warminster for the A350 linking the M4 to Poole and the channel ferries have been created by Geoff Edwards a local resident.. The A36 also provides a route to Southampton via Salisbury and the  A303 London to the West country. The road junctions which can be accessed via an interactive map of the village can be viewed here: Photographic Survey of Every Road Junction in Freshford to the A36

The video films of the roads can also be viewed here: Video Survey of Road Systems in Freshford

Horse Traffic in Rosemary Lane Freshford Somerset

Links:

www.freshfordvillage.co.uk  The official website containing Parish Council Minutes and regularly updated news
www.freshford.com A website that provides historical information about Freshford and surrounding villages and towns
www.freshfordmill.co.uk A campaign website to deter building dwellings on the Freshford Mill land
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freshford

Freshford Aerial Map (courtesy of Google)

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Freshford Village Forum

Traditionally, democratic decisions are made after consultation with residents by means of meetings and questionnaires. The Internet now provides a means for residents and others to discuss ideas and comment on proposals in the comfort of their own homes and at a time that suites them. Freshfordvillage website provides a forum for residents to contribute news and comments.

Introduction to Internet Forums

An Internet forum is a web application for holding discussions and posting user generated content. Internet forums are also commonly referred to as web forums, message boards, discussion boards, (electronic) discussion groups, discussion forums, bulletin boards, fora (the Latin plural) or simply forums. The terms "forum" and "board" may refer to the entire community or to a specific sub-forum dealing with a distinct topic. Messages within these sub-forums are then displayed either in chronological order or as threaded discussions.

Such forums perform a function similar to that of Usenet newsgroups and the dial-up bulletin board systems that were numerous in the 1980s and 1990s. [1] Early web-based forums such as UBB.classic date back as far as 1996. A sense of virtual community often develops around forums that have regular users. Technology, computer games and/or video games, fashion, religion, and politics are popular areas for forum themes, but there are forums for a huge number of different topics. Internet slang and image macros popular across the internet are abundant and most widely used in internet forums.

Note. The first two paragraphs above are copied from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_forum

The Freshford Forum allows residents to contribute news and ideas as well as comment on that news, ideas, and comments.

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