Proposal to ban HGV in Bradford on Avon

Area Board to discuss proposed HGV ban in B

Proposals to ban HGVs in Bath and how this could affect Bradford on Avon, is the main topic being discussed at the next area board meeting.

Local people will get the chance to find out the latest on these proposals and discuss their concerns at the next Bradford on Avon Area Board on Wednesday 21 September 2011.

Wiltshire Council’s head of sustainable transport, Allan Creedy, will provide an update on the proposed HGV weight restriction order at A36 Cleveland Bridge in Bath and the possible impact on the A363 through Bradford on Avon and the B3105 through Woolley Green to Staverton.

Senior trading standards officer, Tom Hutchinson, will also outline a proposal for a ‘Lorry Watch’ scheme to monitor the numbers of HGVs in the historic core zone of Bradford on Avon.

The scheme would see volunteers patrol the town bridge, where there is a 17.5 tonne weight limit, to record the registration plates of any offending vehicles.

Wiltshire Trading Standards would pass on the details of offending vehicles to the DVLA  (Driver Vehicle Licensing Agency), which could result in prosecutions through the magistrates courts.           

Also being discussed at the next area board meeting will be an update on new waste and recycling collections, including the introduction of a new plastic bottle and cardboard collection service and the results of a community consultation exercise on the sustainable future of the town.

The area board, which meets at 6.30 for 7pm at St Margaret’s Hall in Bradford on Avon, will also consider five applications to its grants fund for local projects.

For more information about the meeting, please contact Peter Dunford, community area manager for Bradford on Avon on 01225 713060 or peter.dunford@wiltshire.gov.uk

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