Traffic misery for residents after closure of Winterbourne road

October 06 2018

Traffic misery for residents after closure of Winterbourne road

Residents in Bradley Avenue say they’re upset about the amount of additional traffic using the road since a section of Hicks Common Road had to be closed.
A leak from the duck pond has damaged Hicks Common Road which has been shut for several weeks.  Traffic is being diverted down Bradley Avenue, a narrow residential street.  The closure has coincided with the start of the school year and with heavy lorries using the Avenue while electrification work is carried out on the nearby railway line.
The duck pond is owned by the parish council, which has been working with South Gloucestershire Council to resolve the situation. A South Gloucestershire Council spokesperson said: “Hicks Common Road in Winterbourne is currently closed near the junction of Flaxpits Lane as it is currently unsafe for use by vehicles. Our engineers have been out to inspect the site and the work to repair the road is scheduled to start the week beginning Monday 1 October, and will take up to three weeks to complete.”
Residents say they were annoyed to see the council’s camera car driving down Bradley Avenue, apparently fining people who have parked on the pavement to make room for lorries to get past. However, the council says there have been no penalty charge notices issued by the driver. The CCTV cannot legally be used for anything other than enforcing school keep clear areas and bus stops.