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Items referred from Council

Item referred from the last meeting of Full Council held on 19 December 2019

 

(a)          Petitions

 

(i)           Dropped Kerbs

(ii)          Replacement Bus Shelter at the Avenue

Minutes:

(A)         PETITIONS

 

(i)           Dropped Kerbs

 

58.1      The Committee considered a petition referred from the meeting of Full Council held on 19 December 2019 and signed by 112 people requesting a survey of safe provision of dropped kerbs.

 

58.2      The Chair provided the following response:

 

“The City Council already has a programme for providing new or improved dropped kerb facilities across the city each year.  These kerbs are provided either in response to individual householder requests or are provided for selected route improvements, for example the whole of Elm Grove in Brighton now has a dropped kerb route on both sides, works which were completed last year.  Many requests are received each year from the public for new dropped kerbs and unfortunately due to budgetary constraints it is not always possible to deliver all of the dropped kerbs requested each year.  However, any requests not dealt with remain on the request list until funding becomes available.

The City Council has also started to map all of the existing dropped kerb locations within the city, as over the years it has expanded in a very ad hoc manner.  As can be appreciated though this is a very time-consuming process and resources are limited, but once completed it will allow a more holistic approach to the provision of dropped crossing facilities in the future, particularly with a focus on completing accessible routes along the main transport corridors throughout the city.

With specific regard to Sackville Road this is one of the routes that has already been identified as needing both new and improved dropped kerb facilities, particularly the section between Blatchington Road and the Old Shoreham Road.  With this in mind it is hoped, subject to funding, to carry out these works in the 2020 / 2021 financial year”.

 

58.3      RESOLVED- That the Committee note the petition.

 

(ii)          Replacement Bus Shelter at the Avenue

 

58.4      The Committee considered a petition referred from the meeting of Full Council held on 19 December 2019 and signed by 380 people requesting a replacement bus shelter at the Avenue, Moulsecoomb.

 

58.5      The Chair provided the following response:

 

“The Public Transport team would like to apologise for the delay in replacing this shelter. The shelter was involved in a Road Traffic Accident and was dismantled in August 2019.

The time frame between orders and installation is normally about three months, but due to supply issues in the industry the stock was temporarily unavailable resulting in an increased delivery time. We have now had assurance from our contractor that installation will now take place in May. We are in communication with our supplier to see if delivery can be hurried up”.

 

58.6      RESOLVED- That the Committee note the petition.

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