** NEW UPDATE received 21.03.19**  RE-SCHEDULED: Westoning Road Closure w/c is now due to commence on Monday 15.04.19 for 5 days:

This closure will be Monday to Friday 8.00 am to 18.00pm. Please click here for a diversion map.


****UPDATE received 11.02.19****

This morning at 9.15am HPC received the following message from Central Bedfordshire Council regarding a delay with the impending road traffic calming works which were due to be carried in Westoning Road this week:

"Unfortunately the Westoning Road schemes construction has been delayed due to unforeseen circumstances and we are currently re-programming these works, with the expectation they are completed this financial year".

HPC will provide an update on new dates on when this work will be carried out as soon as it is known.

Original Message:

Following the announcement in the Paperchain Newsletter of the Proposed Temporary Road Closure scheduled to take place along Westoning Road, please read the following information for further details of the intended traffic calming works:

Installation of Raised Tables
Length affected: From junction Goswell End Rd to the cross roads at Church/Station Rd.
Date: The road closure will take place from Monday 11th to Friday 15th of February 2019 between the hours of
Diversion Route: Goswell End Rd, Barton Rd, vice versa.
Please note: the above dates are within the school ‘half term’ holiday week.
Resident access will be maintained during this time.

Order Title: “Central Bedfordshire Council (Bedfordshire County Council (District of Mid Bedfordshire) (Civil Enforcement Area and Special Enforcement Area) (Waiting Restrictions and Street Parking Places) (Consolidation) Order 2008) (Variation No.*) Order 201*”

Effect of the Order:

Installation of 3 raised tables on Westoning Road designed to reduce the speed of traffic. (near Glebe Gardens, Drs Surgery & outside No 41)

Also, the introduction of 2 short lengths, of double yellow lines (see info below & attached map for further information) to provide passing points for traffic travelling in conflicting directions.
1. Westoning Road, east side, from a point approximately 9 metres north of a point in line with the boundary of nos.30 and 32 Westoning Road extending in a southerly direction for approximately 14 metres.
2. Westoning Road, east side, from a point approximately 2.5 metres south of a point in line with the boundary of nos.22 and 24 Westoning Road extending in a northerly direction for approximately 14 metres.

Reason for the lining works:
The waiting restrictions are intended to address indiscriminate parking in the vicinity of the lower school to create a safer environment for those travelling to and from school.

Installation of bollards on the western side footway to prevent vehicles mounting and driving along the footway.

Provision of an additional street lighting and the upgrading of two existing columns’ lanterns (with more energy efficient variants) to ensure that the raised tables are appropriately conspicuous to traffic

For further information regarding this order please call into Harlington Parish Council Office between the hours of 9am - 2pm Mon-Fri, Church Road, Harlington 01525 875933 or call CBC Highways directly on 0300 300 5003.

Central Bedfordshire Council
Priory House
Chicksands Shefford SG17 5TQ

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