Vehicles callously disregarding the speed limits, heavy vehicles using The Street and the quiet lanes as rat-runs to Bacton power station and driver’s complete disregard for the safety of others at the junction of Hall Lane and Knapton Road have steadily increased in recent years, causing concern and distress for residents and road users alike.
Parish Council records show that over the years, questions have been raised about safety on our roads time and again by councillors and residents alike, but to no avail because of the difficulty in trying to address them.
It’s time to stop kicking the can down the road.
I have a great team around me who share my view that with the advent of the Millenium Field development, the time is right to make a concerted effort to effect changes which will make a real difference to the residents of Knapton Parish before someone is seriously injured, or worse.
But no-one should be under any illusion, it’s going to be a long and difficult journey. The obstacles are daunting, the hoops are barely big enough to jump through and the financial implications will be challenging. Early conversations with the Police and the Highways Department would suggest at least eighteen months and that’s assuming we are successful, but until we start, the clock isn’t even running.
All that said, with the help of our residents, I’m confident we can do it.
Chairman of Knapton Parish Council
Fresh from the success of refurbishing the village playground, the current parish council is fast earning a well deserved reputation for getting things done and it has decided that dealing with road safety in and around our village is next on the list of long standing issues to finally be dealt with. It has setup a dedicated committee to focus efforts on improving road safety in the village and work with neighbouring parishes to make our roads safer for residents and road users alike.
The Road Safety Committee
Working with the Police, Highways & Bacton Gas Terminal
Our four main aims
The four boxes below represent the committee’s four main aims. Each box links to the relative page where you can read more about what we are hoping to achieve and monitor our progress.