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Colin James

New 'Ducks Crossing Signs'

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As a daily user of Haywood Lane, I have been concenced for sometime at the lack of warning signs about Ducks and Swans crossing the road between the Belmont Pools, So I was delighted to here that some New signs had been installed...

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Please forgive me for complaining but they are useless in their current position!

This is the view travelling from the Callow towards Belmont, I am now driving at a legal spped of 40mph and less than 20 metres from where the pools are...Can you see the sign yet?

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Ok, now lets get really close and move my position over to the opposite lane and yippee!! now you can see the sign

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Too late they are all dead !!

 

First of all, you DO NOT see these signs until you are on top of them

(so can someone please explain how do these serve as a good warning in order to slow drivers down?) and secondly they are far far too close to the pools and where these animals cross the road.

 

Driving at the legal speed limit, stopping distance at 40mph is 30 metres (120ft) which makes these signs USELESS as they are much much closer than that and I am assuming that drivers are within the speed limit which more often than not they are not! Why are these simple mathamatics not put into practice prior to any insallation?

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I can see your point Colin, the signs need to be further apart they are too close to the pools as you have said. The first picture you cannot see the sign because of the overgrown tree's on the left?

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Colin,

More use than a chocolate fire guard, I will ask Amey to cut the trees and hedges back.

Regards

Adrian Bridges


About as much use as a chocolate fireguard, you mean lol :Winky:  but that would be a good start Adrian but the signs are too close to the pools. I fully agree with Colin's comments the first sign needs to be further back up the lane to give drivers a chance to slow down and the one Belmont side needs to be more or less as you turn down into the lane on the left, again, giving you ample time to slow down.

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I also took it upon myself to wash this sign as it was green with Algi, again, do these signs never get cleaned? look how much better and visable it is now, it tooks me 30 seconds to do.

 

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Obviously Amey again. Where are the district Cllr's Bridges and Edwards to put things right. But they will write in the local paper about Amey yet they do nothing, only to get their names in the paper.

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I think just employ robots as clearly they have no common sense, seem to spend more time putting the things right, more cost effective if they get it right first time around. :Angry:  Even I can see that these signs are pretty useless as they are.

Well done Colin for cleaning the sign post, looks new  :Happy_32:

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I have spoken to Andrew Lee-Jones at Amey this morning about the incorrect positioning of the signs, also inviting him to come on here to see the comments, he advised he would look into my complain as he was not aware the signs had already been put up.

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I have spoken to Andrew Lee-Jones at Amey this morning about the incorrect positioning of the signs, also inviting him to come on here to see the comments, he advised he would look into my complain as he was not aware the signs had already been put up.

Not aware lol that says it all then

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Good afternoon, Andrew Lee Jones from Amey has replied back today and agreed to relocate the Duck sign in the vicinity of Haywood House.

 

Regards

Good news.

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