October 2019 – Fernhill Heath was taken over by the fabulous scarecrow weekend – see the images in the galleries.
The agenda for the meeting of the Parish Council on 4 November 2019 is available in the documents box.
Many thanks to the team who organised the fun on the brum day – £1600 was raised for the Severn Free Wheelers blood bike charity. It was a great day.
It has been noted that people are carrying motorized bikes over the gate into the Brum area. These types of bikes and quad bikes are not allowed on the Brum recreation area as they are a danger to other users. if anyone sees this happening, please either take a photo and send to the Clerk of the parish council or contact the local police.
The temporary traffic lights are still up at this junction and Macphilips the contractor assures us that the permanent traffic lights will be operational shortly.
SCOOT loops are in operation which will be activated by traffic on the main A38 ensuring freeflow of traffic.
There will also be a pedestrian crossing at this location.
The land ownership issue has been resolved and Taylor Wimpey have to apply to do the works necessary to widen the road. Councillor Tony Miller is applying pressure to ensure this is performed before the development is totally inhabited, otherwise it is understood that the responsibility to do this will then pass to the residents.
The traffic lights are currently being installed and they will be 4 way which will allow users of the car park to exit at the lights. Priority will be given to the A38 and Hurst Road. The installation will take 6 weeks and is scheduled over August, there will be one definite weekend closure on 25/8/19 and another weekend closure on 2/9/19 is scheduled if there are any issues. The Parish Council have expressed their extreme concern about the lights and the impact of them on the businesses in Fernhill Heath and the effect on the residents.
Please note there is traffic disruption along the A38 as you near the Copcut Elm pub due to roadworks related to the housing development.