New bollards by the Yardley Avenue / Cheddington Road junction

The parish council is grateful to the Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust for their support to prohibit parking on the grass triangles at the end of Yardley Avenue by the junction with Cheddington Road.

PCSO Dodson of Thames Valley Police has been struggling against parking in this area for many months, which has been blocking the junction, reducing road visibility and posing a significant risk to road users.

Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust has agreed to take the necessary action to prevent vehicles from being able to access the grass verges by installing bollards along them.  Works will commence during week beginning 14 July 2014.

Our thanks to VAHT for their prompt actions and assistance.

Laurie Eagling, Clerk to Pitstone parish council

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    1. Update 20/8/14:

      The Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust funded and installed the bollards on their land at the end of Yardley Avenue following requests from both the Parish Council and Thames Valley Police. Bucks County Council approved the location of bollards at this location.

      However, it would appear that the type of bollards VAHT installed and their proximity to the curb along Yardley Avenue did not comply to Bucks County Councils highways legislation and BCC has insisted that (1) VAHT immediately remove the bollards they installed and (2) only install approved bollards as replacements. We understand that VAHT are working with their contractors regarding suitable replacements. The parish council is not privy to the terms of that agreement or the likely timescales.

      The parish council is as frustrated as the residents at this turn of events, having spent time raising and following the initial request through with BCC and VAHT. We will continue to liaise with VAHT and encourage a permanent replacement.

      If you have any comments regarding the replacement of these bollards, please let us know. You may also like to write to BCC Tfb on tfb@buckscc.gov.uk and/or VAHT on olivia.thomas@vaht.co.uk. The more evidence that both parties receive in support of replacing the bollards, the more likely the issue is to get resolved quickly.

      Laurie Eagling, Clerk to Pitstone parish council

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