Winsley Hill Traffic Action Group

In August 2016 local residents formed the Winsley Hill Traffic Action Group (WHTAG) in order to address concerns about traffic on the B3108 in the vicinity of bridge 175. The B3108 is on a main bus route and is a busy road being a main route from Bradford-on-Avon and Trowbridge to Bath. 

At the Parish Council Meeting on 2nd March 2021 the Chair of WHTAG  reported on a number of points:

  • The Canal and Rivers Trust had stated that any proposal to add a rail to the canal bridge to enable the creation of a narrow pavement was unlikely to be accepted.
  • The pedestrian pavement between the canal and the river bridge had improved pedestrian safety, but WHTAG reported on the difficulties in progressing other schemes which aimed to improve safety on this stretch of road.
  • Given these difficulties, the Trustees had decided to close the charitable company Bridge@175 with remaining funds dispersed according to Charity Commission guidelines.
  • £1000 would be returned to Winsley Parish Council and WHTAG requested that this was ring-fenced for improvements such as additional signage in this area.

    The Winsley Parish Council Chair thanked WHTAG for their work on safety improvement in this area, and Dr Waters for her work as Chair of WHTAG.

    The Chair of WHTAG thanked the Parish Council for their support and Cllr Berry for his work as a member of WHTAG.

    WHTAG would continue to campaign for improved road safety on the B3108.

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