Roadworks: Surface Dressing on Lodge Park Road

Information from Gloucestershire County Council:

Please see the letter and leaflet for information about the upcoming surface dressing works at Burford Road to Larket Hill Wood, Aldsworth.

Further information, including the current programme, can be found online at Surface Dressing, GripFibre and Microsurfacing – Highways (gloucestershire.gov.uk)

Please note that these works are weather dependant and can change at any time throughout the programme, however, we have provisional week commencement date of 22 July 2024 for one day.

Burford Road to Larket Hill Wood Surface Dressing Letter
Leaflet V5 to go out with the letter

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Ash Die Back Works on A436 (A40 to Severn Springs)

What: Temporary Traffic Order to close the road for essential Ash Dieback tree work.
Where: A436 – Seven Springs to A40 Jct (see below for the exact location)
When: 29th July – 9th August 2024 inclusive (excluding weekends) from 09.30 to 15.30 daily.

Essential works are due to take place at the above location to remove unsafe trees infected with Ash Dieback.

Ash Dieback disease causes Ash trees to become unsafe; trees 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.

If you have any queries, please refer to the FAQ below, contact 08000 514514 or email AshDieback@gloucestershire.gov.uk.

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Upcoming A417 Closures Summer 2024

Kier Transportation is working on behalf of National Highways on the A417 Missing Link road scheme. They have provided the following information to help you plan your journey.

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A436 Air Balloon Roundabout to Seven Springs Roundabout – weekend closures

9pm Friday 31 May to 6am Monday 3 June
9pm Friday 7 June to 6am Monday 10 June

Diversions: eastbound traffic please follow the A46 and A435. Westbound traffic, please follow same route in reverse.

Access for residents and emergency vehicles will be in place.

A46 Brockworth junction to Air Balloon Roundabout – overnight closures

Weeknights from Monday 3 June to Thursday 6 June, 9pm to 6am each night

Diversions: northbound traffic please follow the A435 and A40. Southbound traffic, please follow the same route in reverse.

Access for residents and emergency vehicles will be in place.

Cowley Roundabout contraflow

To allow us to carry out the next stage of work, changes in the layout of the road around Cowley Roundabout are needed. We’ll be installing drainage, excavating, and setting up a contraflow on the A417 at Nettleton Bottom/Cowley Roundabout.

A429 Burford Road junction to Air Balloon Roundabout – overnight closures

Weeknights from Monday 17 June to Thursday 27 June, 9pm to 6am each night

These closures will allow us to prepare the contraflow including installing CCTV speed cameras, signage and new road markings.

A429 Burford Road junction to the Air Balloon Roundabout – full weekend closure

9pm Friday 28 June to 6am Monday 1 July

When the road reopens on Monday 1 July, the new contraflow in place, with narrow lanes and a reduced speed limit of 40mph. The road will look different, so please take care, until you familiarise yourself with the new layout.

Diversions: northbound traffic please follow the via the A436, A40 and A429. Southbound traffic, please follow the same route in reverse.

Access for residents and emergency vehicles will be in place.

Stockwell Lane closure

We’ll be closing Stockwell Lane from 1 July 2024 for up to 18 months to allow us to prepare for construction of the new road and bridge.

The Robin Bookable Bus Service Expands into South Cotswolds

Press release from Gloucestershire County Council:

Gloucestershire County Council is thrilled to launch the expansion of its on-demand bookable bus service, The Robin.

Department for Transport (DfT) funding helped launch The Robin pilot, which currently operates in the Forest of Dean and the north Cotswolds. This pilot is now expanding into parts of Tewkesbury, Berkeley Vale and the south Cotswolds thanks to extra DfT funding of over £1.5million over two years.

For those who haven’t had the opportunity to try it yet – The Robin is a local, friendly bookable bus service. Passengers search for their ideal journey and book a pickup and drop off location that suits them.

It’s affordable at only £2 per journey and connects passengers with transport links such as bus stops or directly to a location if there are no other transport options available.

The new areas will launch in the below areas over the course of three weeks. For specific areas served have a look on the website for detailed maps. Bookings are available the week before each launch date.

  • 3 June – Tewkesbury district
  • 10 June – south Cotswold
  • 17 June – Berkeley Vale

Cllr Philip Robinson, cabinet member with responsibility for buses, said: “It’s fantastic to see The Robin expanding into new areas. I’ve met many people who have benefited from our bookable bus service. It really can change people’s lives in rural areas by giving them access to employment, education, healthcare or entertainment.”

To find out more and book, visit https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/transport/the-robin/.

Travelling to Bourton on the 801 Bus Service

Recent changes to the 801 bus service have impacted Northleach. Although the service frequency has been increased, most of the buses no longer stop on the town. Pulhams has clarified the changes to the 801 and how to make the journey to Bourton on the Water. The service you need will depend on which time of day you wish to travel. Please find this information below:

“The Service is now hourly and continues from Moreton in Marsh to Chipping Norton providing a link that was not available before. The bus is now timed to meet the trains in Moreton in Marsh that arrive from London. Northleach is still served on the morning journey that arrives in Bourton at 08:25 for students attending the Cotswold School and the return journey at 15:45. This is where we see most usage for Northleach residents. The mid morning bus to Northleach and early afternoon bus from Northleach  has been withdrawn as patronage was low and by including Northleach it took away the ability to operate an hourly clockface service that connected with the trains and was more attractive to a larger number of users. The 855 Service still operates to/from Northleach on one AM and one PM journey.

However, the good news is that ‘The Robin’ on demand service can be booked for journeys from Northleach to/from Bourton  that fall one hour outside of the 801/855 scheduled bus times therefore Northleach residents can utilise that service at a time to suit themselves.”

For ease of reference, the times between Northleach and Bourton are as follows:                                              

Northleach to Bourton on the Water:
08:10 (801 Service)
09.20 (855 Service)
16.40 (855 Service)
18.08 (855 Service)      

Bourton on the Water to Northleach:
07:00 (855 Service)
10.00 (855 Service)
15:45 (801 Service)

An hour outside of these times The Robin is available to book.

For timetables, visit Pulhams website.

 

 

Ash Die Back Works: A40 – Puesdown to Northleach Roundabout

Roadworks notice from Gloucestershire Highways:

What: Temporary Traffic Order to close the road for essential Ash Dieback tree work.

Where: A40 – Puesdown to Northleach Roundabout, Hampnett

When: 4-8th March 2024 inclusive (excluding weekends) from 09.30 to 15.30 daily.

On behalf of Gloucestershire County Council, we are advising you that we are due to be conducting essential works at the above location to remove unsafe trees infected with Ash Dieback.

Ash Dieback disease causes Ash trees to become unsafe; trees 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.

Letter (B) – A40 Puesdown to Northleach

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