Village Meeting – 7th February 2023

3 proposals were made:

  1. That the village supported the 20 mph policy of the Parish Council and would like Parish Council to lobby Hampshire County Council (HCC) to accept an application from Greywell to change the limit.
    1. Background … A sub-committee of HCC has issued a report recommending 20mph be adopted on all new developments and large regeneration projects. It is however silent on existing communities and streets. A final decision is planned for July 2023 and there is a brief period of time where we can try broaden the recommendations. The “20’s Plenty for Us” has asked Parish Councils to do this and our Parish Clerk has indicated she will re-iterate support provided in February 2022.
  2. That the village would like replace the entry signs to the village with more attractive gateways to make it clearer that speed should be moderated.
  3. That the village would like to procure a Speed Indicator Device (SID) to be sited in various locations in the village to encourage compliance to speed limits and to help identify where the hotspots are.

30 out of 32 attendees supported the 20 mph proposal; All 32 attendees supported the gateway and SID proposal.

To progress any of these initiatives, we will need to request a HCC consultation which will cost £250 and expected to take place within 6-8 weeks.

The Road Safety Group will now look to discuss the outcome of this meeting with the Parish Council to discuss how best to take things forward.

VILLAGE MEETING – 7th February 2023 – 7.30pm.

The Greywell Road Safety Group was established in early 2022 by Nick Kavanagh, Jennie McFarlane, Richard and Anita Cole to see what might be done to help make the village safer for us all to enjoy.

  • A survey was undertaken in mid 2022 by 71 respondents to 19 questions with very positive support : 97% agreeing that speeds of or above 30mph in our village are inappropriate and 91% supporting a 20 mph speed limit.
  • 84% said they would like to attend a meeting in the village hall to discuss what might be done.
  • In September, Hampshire County Council undertook their own survey with the potential to introduce a 20mph limit in villages across Hampshire. The results were expected in December but this has now been deferred to March this year.
  • We have decided to not wait any longer and hold the meeting as requested in the village hall on 7th February at 7.30pm.
  • The intention is to review the results of the survey, provide information on the options we have and to present proposals of the way forward.
  • Our objective is to improve the safety of village in an affordable way whilst maintaining the current village character.

We look forward to seeing as many of you who can make it on the 7th.

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