The Parish Council work with residents to improve the safety of all road and pavements users in the village, to feed back our ideas to B&NES Council.
UPDATE August 2021
There is a self-organised Community Speed Watch volunteer team who work with the Police by recording speeding and promoting slower speeds.
B&NES Highways Safety are planning to do a feasibility on design and costings of options to improve the safety on the narrow bend on The Avenue within a year as their priority in Timsbury. The Parish Council will be asked later to respond to their ideas and will probably be asked to contribute to its costs using some income from Community Infrastructure Levy funds. The bend is outside the planning zone of the Upper Conygre development.
After this B&NES will look at improving pedestrian safety at the South Road / Church Hill junction and all along South Road.
It is also hoped that once the Upper Conygre development is complete the 20mph zone could be extended to include the junction and up Hayeswood Road.
Streets & Safety Strategy
At its December 2017 meeting the Parish Council much discussed concerns about pedestrian safety in the village and agreed to submit a proposal to B&NES Streets and Highways Team. Locations considered included North Road at the junction with Chapel Walk, alongside the Seven Stars and at the junction with The Avenue; and South Road at the junction with Church Hill.
The full document can be seen here.
This process resulted in 2018 of the widening of the pavement in North Road, to which the PC had to contribute £8,000. The safety of pedestrians and the safe movement of traffic at this point is continuoiusly being reviewed by B&NES and the PC which has a dedicated Streets & Safety Working Group.