Category Archives: Transport

Cars with idling engines

(The message below was sent recently to the Head Teacher of Great Kinghill school:)

I write as a resident of Cryers Hill.

I would like to draw to your attention the preponderance of vehicles parked at school drop off/collection times which keep their engines running for considerable periods while stationary. This occurs mostly in the car park of the White Lion pub, but also on the grass verges in the vicinity.
The parents involved may not be aware that this now an offence, but they are surely familiar with the dangers of increased air pollution, which impacts directly on children’s health as well as that of the residents in the area. The contribution to greenhouse gases/climate change is also well documented. The RAC article, to which I supply a link below, describes this particularly well.
I wonder if you and your staff could find time to bring this to the attention of both parents and children, and ask them to switch off their engines when parked for more than a few seconds.  I hope it will not be necessary to ask the overstretched police to take action.
Yours hopefully

Bryants Bottom Road, resurfacing

News from Buckinghamshire County Council

PR 10420
21 February 2019
APPROVED for Immediate Release

Weekly Roadworks Update

During the course of the coming week, Transport for Buckinghamshire will be carrying out work in the following places as part of the Strategic Highway Maintenance Programme. As some activities depend on the weather, dates shown are subject to change at short notice.
No weekend working is planned.

Carriageway surfacing

Bryants Bottom Road, Bryants Bottom – Pink Road to Spring Common Lane (25/02/19 to 06/03/2019)

Conventional resurfacing taking place using a 24 hour road closure. Closures will be in place over the weekends.

A404 closure 11-14-.1.2019 – News from Buckinghamshire County Council

PR 10352
07 January 2019
APPROVED for Immediate Release

County Council keeps watch on Marlow Bridge

Teams from Transport for Buckinghamshire will patrol Marlow Bridge this weekend (11-14 January) to prevent overweight vehicles from crossing.  Patrols will be supported by advance warning signs and a camera van.

The action is being taken during closure of the main A404 Wycombe to Maidenhead road while Highways England replaces the renovated Volvo footbridge across both carriageways. 

The A404 will close at 9pm on Friday 11 January and reopen at 5am on Monday 14 January.

Mark Shaw, Buckinghamshire County Council Deputy Leader and Transport Cabinet Member, said: “My main concern is to protect Marlow Bridge from damage by vehicles over three tonnes. While the main A404 is closed for the weekend by Highways England, the temptation to use Marlow Bridge as a short cut might be too great for some drivers.”

 

For further information please contact: Richard Wells, on 01296 382444 or out of hours on 07825 430978