The council has agreed to carry out a traffic assessment of the Tunstall Northern Bypass Scheme six to twelve months after the new extension is complete.
The PCSO’s reported that the police have carried out their own traffic assessment on Tuesday the 9th October. This took place along the High Street just before Churchill’s roundabout travelling from Tunstall. From 7am to 2.00pm they took 19 illegal cars off the road immediately, which were potentially heading down Reginald Mitchell Way. What can you say but a big thank you for their efforts!
One of the residents made an excellent suggestion reported in the last Newsletter to use the Bankeyfields website to collate information from residents about their driving problems/experiences on the Focus roundabout. We would like to thank these residents who took the time to sign into the website and give their comments, which resulted in eight replies. The NW Manager Steve Morris has agreed to find out who has taken over Lorna Denny’s - Road Safety Co-ordinating duties to whom we will pass these comments onto.
One Co-ordinator was highly critical of the amount of Police time being spent to round up horses which have escaped from the adjacent fields alongside the Tunstall Bypass, let alone the danger to the horses themselves, and traffic. Another Co-ordinator confirmed how the traffic would just not slow down even when you are trying to move the horses to safety. A PCSO confirmed that this had become a very serious situation and was being dealt with between the Police, S-O-T City Council and the RSPCA. He confirmed that they had 20 calls in two months, which represent one call every three days and the police have stated this is totally unacceptable. They now considered the horses to be abandoned. The NW Manager Steve Morris has agreed to speak to Inspector Carl Ratcliffe – Northern Police Unit (NPU) Commander at Tunstall Police Station about the matter.