The Community Council welcomed Mike Clogg, Operational Manager Engineering, Neighbourhood Services and Transport of the Vale of Glamorgan Borough Council to its October OGM to discuss a range of road and highway issues of great concern to the Community Council and residents.
The Community Council ,and the two members of the public present, highlighted their main concerns, which included:
- speeding traffic notably through Treoes and along the Pentre Meyrick Road, often involving large HGV vehicles (a particular concern given the location of the school on this road)
- the use of the area as ‘rat runs’ to exit/enter Bridgend and the A48/M4
- the proposed increase in HGV traffic that will be caused if the planning proposals in respect of the Ruthin quarries receive approval
- the quality of road surfaces and the inconsistencies in the inspection of the roads
- the dangers for pedestrians and road users caused by traffic speed, inappropriately located signage and illogical junction priorities
- a lack of enforcement of highway speed limits and dangerous driving
Solutions proposed by the Community Council included:
- a 20MPH speed ‘zone’ for the Treoes/Llangan ‘triangle’
- a 20MPH speed limit for the school
- changing priority at certain junctions to improve safety and control speed
- traffic calming measures such as speedbumps
- relocating certain speed restriction signs
- improve care parking at Fferm Goch
- a reminder that many of the solutions had been requested following the 2016 residents’ survey carried out by the Community Council
Mr Clogg explained how the VOGC assesses road safety and risks, which
relates to accidents, and how priorities for road repair and service improvements are determined. He advised that VOGC officers carry out road inspections every six months. He informed the Community Council that the VOGC was increasing the number of inspectors and enforcement officers, but that enforcing speed limits was a Police responsibility. Mr Clogg advised the Community Council that traffic issues are a major issue in all areas and that the team strive to tackle priorities within the context of the budget available.
Mr Clogg agreed to look at the priorities that wouldbe proposed to him by the Community Council. He agreed that a Community Councillor would be invited to accompany the road inspector on their next visit.
The Community Council thanked Mr Clogg for his attendance.
The Community Council will provide him with a list of their priority priorities for action for his consideration as soon as was practical.
The full minutes of the meeting will be posted on the website following the November OGM.
Last modified: October 25, 2020