Comments are invited on the proposal for a trial 20mph speed limit on roads in the St Mary village area.
At a recent public meeting, the Minister for Transport and Technical Services (TTS) agreed to a trial 20mph speed limit on certain roads in St Mary subject to consultation. A drawing is now available showing the extents of the speed limits changes on www.gov.je/consult with the consultation details. The same information will also be available at St Mary’s parish hall and at the TTS reception at South Hill.
This trial 20mph would be in advance of a wider scheme to carry out improvements to the St Mary village area. The Minister for TTS is keen that these enhancements are led and supported by the community. The scheme aims to address local traffic issues, while promoting the character of the existing village.
Village improvement schemes seek to enhance the viability of parish communities and their immediate local economies by providing such things as roadside pavements, easier road crossings, cycle facilities and road safety improvements. These measures should provide safer access for all parishioners to local facilities, such as the school, the shops, the community centre, parish hall or parish pubs.
The Parish of St Mary will lead the process headed by the Connétable with the advice of her Project Board (including the Parish Deputy), drawing upon the technical expertise of TTS as required. At the heart of the process is the principle of listening to parishioners and understanding their issues and finding solutions appropriate for a country village location. The Connétable will be arranging for the Parish and TTS team to meet the parishioners at a drop in session during September 2013.