A40 Road Closure for Joint maintenance to Farmington Road Bridge

Message from Gloucestershire Highways

Joint maintenance – Farmington Road Bridge

Gloucestershire Highways will shortly be carrying out essential joint maintenance of the bridge located at Farmington Road.

The works are due to take place between 12th and 16th September overnight from 7pm to 7am.

To ensure the safety of road users and our workforce, it will be necessary for us to close the A40 to through traffic because of size of machinery that will be used.
A diversion route will be signed along the route. Advance signs will be erected at the bridge to warn road users.

If you have any queries, please email  highways@gloucestershire.gov.uk.

Footway Improvement Works Starting 1 August

Residents will have seen signs advising of roadworks due to start on 1 August for 5 weeks. Gloucestershire County Council is carrying out footway improvement works along West End, High Street and East End. Traffic flow will be controlled by traffic lights and stop and go signs.

Please find attached the traffic management plan of the works taking place. There currently is no specific timescale for each section as this could change on a daily basis as it is dependent on many factors.

For more information on planned roadworks across the county see the Gloucestershire Roadworks map.

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Gloucestershire County Council Unveils Road Safety Strategy 2022-2032

This is a press release from Gloucestershire County Council.

A new road safety policy has been drafted by Gloucestershire County Council, which aims to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on the county’s roads by 50 per cent by 2032.

The long-term aspiration is to follow the ‘Vision Zero’ approach, which is recognised around the world and aspires to stop all traffic fatalities and severe injuries by 2050, while increasing safe and healthy travel for everyone.

To help move towards this aspiration, the council has outlined its road safety strategy 2022-2032, which aims to deliver safer roads, healthier streets and lower speed limits where people live.  People in Gloucestershire are being invited to give their views on the draft policy by taking part in an eight-week consultation period, which started 18 July 2022, and runs until 11 September 2022.

You can take part in the survey here: https://haveyoursaygloucestershire.uk.engagementhq.com/gloucestershire-county-council-road-safety-policy

Action is needed as latest figures show that the number of people killed or seriously injured on the roads has been increasing in the south west and south of England, including Gloucestershire.  Last year 23 people were killed on the roads in Gloucestershire and a further 302 were seriously injured. It is an unacceptable toll and it is why the county council has reviewed and written its new road safety strategy.

Measures to improve road safety and reduce accidents will include cutting speeds in areas where there is a higher number of vulnerable people, supporting road safety campaigns such as ’20 is plenty’ and reviewing speed limits on A roads in Gloucester and Cheltenham.  Other actions will include continuing to deliver targeted education programmes through Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS), reviewing fixed speed cameras with Gloucestershire Constabulary and working with local communities to support Community SpeedWatch and other activities.

The work will link to other council priorities such as providing new infrastructure to encourage more walking and cycling, tackling climate change by decarbonising transport and helping people of all ages to stay safe and well.

Cllr Dave Norman, cabinet member for road safety, said: “Road safety is a priority for us and this draft policy sets out our aims to reduce the number of serious accidents on our county’s roads. 
“We will work closely with our partners and local communities to achieve these aspirations as we are committed to making our roads safe for people to use. We really want to know what you think of the policy so please take part in the survey to share your views with us.”

If anyone requires paper copies of the survey they can call 08000 514514.

Cotswold Flood Warden Meeting Thursday 9th June

GRCC will be holding the first Cotswold Flood Warden meeting on Thursday 9th June at The Westwoods Centre, Northleach.  Location map here.

The meeting will start at 7pm and close at 8.30pm. Tea/coffee and cake will be available from 6.30pm so come along early to have a chat.

This meeting is for Flood Wardens signed up to the scheme and anyone else who is interested in signing up/finding out more.

Outline agenda;

  • Welcome & introductions
  • Role of the volunteer Flood Warden
  • Roles and responsibilities of Local Authorities in managing Flood Risk
  • Warning and Informing – overview of resources
  • Discussion-  key flood concerns in your community
  • AOB future meeting themes/guest speakers

A summary flyer is below containing relevant information.

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Please confirm attendance, via email, to helenr@grcc.org.uk by 8th June so that they can ensure enough refreshments and seating are provided.


Road Closure Warning – Ash Dieback Wednesday 21st July onwards

On behalf of Gloucestershire County Council, Gloucestershire Highways are working in joint partnership with the adjoining landowner National Trust and will shortly be carrying out essential works at the above location in order to remove unsafe trees infected with Ash Dieback.

Ash Dieback disease causes Ash trees to become unsafe, and the tree could shed limbs or collapse on to the road causing harm and injury. This work must take place for health and safety reasons, to protect road users and pedestrians, and make sure the carriageway remains clear of debris.

The work will take place Wednesday 21st July 2021 to Tuesday 3rd August 2021 (excluding weekends), from 07.00 to 19.00 daily

See below for Frequently Answered Questions about Ash Dieback.  

Ash Dieback Closure FAQ Page