Friday, May 15, 2009

Speed Cushions Harewood Avenue

Many of you asked Jane and I to try and have the speed bumps in Harewood Avenue removed and replaced with a more back/car friendly speed control method and so we've been liaising with the highways department at the Council and also Dorset Police.

I'm afraid to say that it rather came to a standstill at a meeting with the police in April as the accident statistics demonstrated that actually accidents have reduced since the bumps were put down.

As the location of the bumps falls within the speed control zone (schools) of 20mph it was suggested by the police that if drivers were travelling at 20mph there would be no damage sustained to vehicles nor discomfort to drivers/passengers. It is unlikely the bumps will be removed as they seem to be working effectively but we will monitor their state of repair closely!

Please do let us know if you find any damage to the bumps.

Free compost

The Council has been given ten tonnes of compost by one of its waste partners, to give away free as a thank you to the efforts of residents who are helping to make the green waste collection service such a success.

The compost is being made available on a first come first served basis at the Kings Park green waste collection point on Sunday 24 May from 9am to 1pm. Anyone can come along and collect two bags/containers of compost on showing their council tax bill as proof of residency. (Residents should provide their own containers).