Below is the article published in the Cirencester Scene regarding the Cirencester Community Railway Project by the project team CCRP Cirenscene
Kemble & Ewen Parish Council have been working for many years to address the concern raised by residents of commuter parking in and around the village (initially caused by overspill once the original carpark reached capacity). A large project completed in 2017 resulted in the construction of the new station carpark ensuring adequate parking facilities for all commuters using Kemble Station. A residents parking scheme was scheduled be part of this process but following delays (based around funding negotiations between GWR & GCC) the Parish Council felt that holding the new station car park closed was counterproductive and the new car park was opened. Fast forward 3 years, funding from GWR is no longer available (it was negotiated under a now expired contract) and residents have expressed that they are not willing to accept a scheme requiring the purchase of permits – negating the possible use of either a Permit Parking Area or Residents Parking Zone based scheme.
The culmination of the work undertaken to date has led to the preparation, by Gloucestershire County Council (GCC), of a draft scheme which Kemble & Ewen Parish Council are in the process of reviewing. The scheme is intended to prevent highway obstruction caused by inconsiderate parking, encourage commuters to use the car parks provided whilst minimising impact to local residents. The proposed scheme uses waiting restrictions in key areas. No parking permits are required and as such the scheme is cost neutral to all residents and their visitors. As part of this review process, the Parish Council would like to seek the views of local residents. Following this informal consultation, GCC will conduct their own formal consultation as part of the TRO process.
The detailed maps can be found here Proposed Waiting Restrictions – Kemble
How to comment
Online (preferred) – Complete the online survey found here Online Survey – Informal Consultation
In person – via one of the Zoom drop-in events 16 Feb, 17 Feb & 19 Feb 2021 at 7pm
In writing – to the Parish Clerk firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for responses is Sunday 28 February 2021
Any queries and requests for Zoom log-in details can be address to the Parish Clerk:
01285 770758 email@example.com
Network Rail have advised that they are still investigating as the first tow survey done was inconclusive on whether could work could continue as per the design or whether a new design is needed. Another assessment was completed on the 27/01/2021 and once Network Rail receive the final report and recommendations from the Designer (due in two weeks time) they will provide an update.
C/179 Road From Spratsgate Lane To West Of The Byre
This Road will be closed (see attached) on the 13th January 2021, between 09:30 & 15:30, to allow contractors working on behalf of BT Openreach, carry out essential overhead works.