The parish council is actively pursuing a number of highways and transport initiatives:
The Pitstone & Ivinghoe Safety Scheme
Following an investigation commissioned from Ben Hamilton-Baillie (copy of the report attached) and public consultation, both Pitstone & Ivinghoe Parish Councils are progressing options with Bucks County Council. A Road Safety Audit was then completed and a Feasibility Report has now been undertaken which shows what works would be required and provides an estimated cost (copy of the report attached). The parish council is currently working with BCC and TfB to determine the next steps and will keep residents updated.
Cycle/footpath to Tring station
Hertfordshire County Council continues to investigate engineering options to improve pedestrian and cycle safety along Northfield Road. The Parish Council is actively involved with this work and continues to push for a successful resolution.
Pitstone Community Car Scheme
Provides invaluable assistance to local residents trying to access their healthcare appointments. This scheme is operated by volunteer drivers and will shortly be coming under the responsibility of the parish council following difficulties recruiting a volunteer co-ordinator. Please get in touch if you can spare some time to help a resident get to the doctors/dentist/hospital.
We are currently investigating whether there is a demand for a community bus to service Pitstone & the neighbouring parishes. Please take the time to respond to our surveys etc so that we can get accurate data.
Bus to Tring Station
Investigations continue to see if a viable bus service is possible to the station. We are currently working with West Midlands Trains to collect data and explore options.
Tring Station Lift Share
West Midlands Trains have launched a Lift Share Scheme for Tring Station. It is free to join. You can register as a driver or a passenger to find your car share partners and start saving money on petrol and parking. Simply select the railway stations you use and let them do the rest to help you and the environment.
Station LiftShare is a new online car sharing service available for London Northwestern Railway customers. Customers register their trip to the station and we find a match for people heading in the same direction at similar times or days of the week; whether as a
driver or a passenger. See the leaflet attached for more information.