Village pressing to get toll back

RESIDENTS in Kewstoke could soon have a say on how to stop people using roads in the village as a 'rat run'. The parish council wants to hold a consultation to discuss introducing traffic calming measures in the area. The new scheme is being considered in

RESIDENTS in Kewstoke could soon have a say on how to stop people using roads in the village as a 'rat run'.The parish council wants to hold a consultation to discuss introducing traffic calming measures in the area.The new scheme is being considered in case North Somerset Council decides not to reintroduce fees on the toll road.Kewstoke Parish Council chairman, Tony Morris, said: "Our concern is that the local authority will not decide to put a toll back and we will still need to find some way of easing congestion and speeding."Vehicles use the roads through the village as a rat run so we requested a meeting with officers to talk about a scheme."Ideally we want the toll back as we think it is the best way to sort out the problem but we also had to look at an alternative."At a meeting last month a North Somerset Council officer representing the highways department came up with the idea to narrow the road where Crookes Lane meets Kewstoke Road and also above Anson Road heading towards Kewstoke."Bigger vehicles would be able to gain access through Norton Lane. Signage would be put at the Weston end of the toll road and in Worle heading out towards Kewstoke."We thought these were good ideas but now we want to consult the people who live in the village and the council officer has asked for feedback from that."The parish council is hoping to decide on a date for the consultation at its July meeting and then it plans to put out flyers to tell people when it will be.


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