Westfield Road update from the Community Board (9-2-21)

*Sent on behalf of Anne Wight, Chairman Wing & Ivinghoe Community Board*

Dear All,

I would like to thank you all very much for attending the Wing & Ivinghoe Transport Subgroup meeting on 4th February, and especially for highlighting the issues and concerns regarding Westfield Road in Pitstone. I want to reassure you all that we are very much aware of how important this issue is for local residents.

I have attached for convenience the previously circulated briefing which addresses some of the issues raised, but fully accept that it will be helpful to explain and explore this issue in more detail.

I apologise for the fact that we had underestimated the amount of time it might take to deal with this issue in full, given that we had thought a brief presentation from the officers as to proposed solutions might be possible at the WICB Transport Subgroup meeting. I appreciate that in retrospect, it would have been better to have set up a separate meeting to make sure we were able to cover all questions and issues, and would therefore like to convene a dedicated meeting to clearly communicate what the Council is doing to remedy the situation and to address questions raised by councillors and residents with more time and in a more structured manner.

Since the meeting we have received a number of questions, views and suggestions. We would like to consider and answer these points fully, providing considered and comprehensive answers, ensuring these are in line with road safety requirements and the appropriate legislation. 

With that in mind, we are looking to convene a meeting on Westfield Road for the week commencing 22nd February. We will circulate the time and date as soon as we have been able to confirm diary arrangements to ensure that officers of the appropriate seniority and with suitable technical knowledge are able to attend.

Thank you again for raising issues important to your local community. I would also like to thank you personally for your patience and understanding while we work to resolve them. We very much look forward to seeing you again soon, so that we might look at ways to take your concerns forward together and find workable solutions to the issues you raised.

Kind regards,

Councillor Anne Wight

Councillor for Ivinghoe Ward

Buckinghamshire Council



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