Councillors vote on controversial road changes
A CONTROVERSIAL one-way system trial which has divided the Chalvey community could be reversed.
Slough Borough Council's overview and scrutiny committee met to discuss the Chalvey roads one-way system trial, voting seven councillors against six to recommend a further study into making Chalvey Road West a two-way system again, while Ragstone Road, Ledgers Road and Chalvey Road East would remain one-way.
At the meeting on Tuesday (10), councillors were divided over the outcome of the trial. Cllr Minhas said: "It's become a ghost town. People do not feel safe walking through Chalvey anymore" while Chalvey ward councillor, Natasa Pantelic said: "It is much more friendly and much more safe."
The meeting followed a public consultation, launched in March, asking Chalvey residents and stakeholders to give feedback on the temporary road changes, which were completed in February.
One respondent wrote "The scheme is flawed. It has divided Chalvey in two," while another said: "Well done to Chalvey. Please keep the changes permanent."
In June, more than 2,600 people signed a petition against the controversial trial of the one-way system, which aimed to reduce the amount of people driving through Chalvey to reach the M4.
The commitee's recommendations will be passed to Cabinet, who are due to decide the outcome of the experimental one-way system in Chalvey on July 16.
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Jul 12, 18:14
Jul 12, 18:26
You also have to look at the experimental set of traffic lights down Cippenham Lane just before the Chalvey roundabout, are these traffic planners taking something, you seriously couldn't make it up!
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