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Archive for the ‘Transport’ Category

Traffic Chaos on Darkinson Lane – Danger for Two Schools

by professorbillwinlow on 7 October, 2013

“Monday morning started with calls from worried residents about the traffic diversions caused by the closure of the rail bridge on Lea Lane for 4 months” says County Cllr Bill Winlow.  There was inadequate signage because Railtrack seems to have  used a sub-contractor to do the job, but it was not done properly. LCC has now been […]

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   County Cllr Jenny Mein & County Cllr Bill winlow are shown signing the agreement. Readers will recall that on 6th May, Liberal Democrat Group Leader on the newly elected Lancashire County Council, Bill Winlow, expressed the LibDems willingness to work with ANY councillors, Labour or Conservative or any others, in order to create an […]

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April 8th was a great day at Preston Planning Committee when the CEG proposal for the development of land to the north of Hoyles Lane and east of Sidgreaves Lane was unanimously refused, mainly due to highways and drainage issues. Thanks to all the 171 people who have written in to object to the proposal […]

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Hoyles Lane Planning Proposal Unanimously Refused

by professorbillwinlow on 8 April, 2013

Today was a great day at Preston Planning Committee when the CEG proposal for the development of land to the north of Hoyles Lane and east of Sidgreaves Lane was unanimously refused, mainly due to highways and drainage issues. Thanks to everyone who has written in to object to this proposal and to Lancashire County […]

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Tudor Avenue is scheduled to be resurfaced in April and the road markings at the junction of Tudor Avenue and Greenside will be replaced at that time. This should prevent any confusion as it will be clear that the route with right of way will be Tudor Avenue heading towards Dodney Drive along Greenside and […]

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Preston pensioners isolated by cuts in bus services

by professorbillwinlow on 26 March, 2013

“Under the Conservatives, Lancashire has seen fit to cut support for many bus services over the last four years, something that the Liberal Democrat Group on the county has always opposed” says County Councillor Bill Winlow.  This situation is particularly difficult in Lea town and the orbital bus service to Cottam and Ingol on Sundays has […]

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According to the Daily Mail on 22nd Feb county roadas are the deadliest place for drivers.  This will come as no surprise to residenst in Preston West where many rural roads are delimited.  “This is very dangereous” says County Councillor Bill Winlow, “because many drivers seem to think that is is safe to go at […]

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A public consultation exercise for the Consultation Draft Central Lancashire Highways and Transport Masterplan ran for six weeks from 7 January to 25 February 2013.  The response to the consultation exercise has, on the whole, endorsed the County Council’s preferred option to ‘Improve and extend’ the transport network which accepts that major additional highway infrastructure will be needed […]

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The temporary speed limits are proving unsatisfactory east of  the Leagate Hotel where Blackpool Road and Riversway merge so that a faster moving stream joions the slower moving stream during the current works on the canal. Highways are  currently looking at the Traffic Management arrangement for these works with the Police.

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Cottam – Bus service problems

by professorbillwinlow on 20 March, 2013

I have had the following information from LCC regarding the Cottam Orbital service, particularly the Sunday service.  Unfortunately the news is not good for those requiring a sunday service: As far as a Sunday service is concerned, the Preston – Cottam Orbit service was terminated at Larches in September 2012 following a decision by Preston […]

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