By Tarvinonline Editorial Team
Communications to local residents are critical
A good flow of information to local residents and Tarvin Parish Council about the developments at the Taylor Wimpey Saxon Heath site will continue to be an important aspect of the long construction programme over the next few years.
Why something is being done is often as important as what will happen and goes a long way in helping residents accept any inconvenience. As an example we have been told that the 3m depth and siting of the main sewer would make passing heavy traffic a safety hazard to workmen in the trench. Hence the road had to be completely shut off and traffic control signals were not an option.
Less obvious is why the work programme could not have been adjusted so that the road closure started in the school holidays -only a few weeks away. These disruptions need to be broadcast far enough in advance for residents to make alternative arrangements if necessary.
The heavy traffic build up on the A51 on a Friday teatime, which often stretches back as far as the Waverton/Stapleford turn at Cross Lanes, will no doubt get travellers from the Duddon end going through Oscroft to get to Tarvin village centre.
For the 84 bus however this will no doubt disrupt the timetable going into Chester around that time as they will have to stay in the queue to get to Tarvin village centre. These will be the only bus stops during the road closure.
Don't forget that heavy construction lorries should not be going through the centre of the village. Contractors have been told about this! If you see this happening let Mike Hassall, (our Parish Council Clerk ) know and it can be followed up with the developers.
Time will tell how traffic flows change.
Tarvin, led by the Parish Council has generally welcomed this development and it was good to hear at the Parish Council meeting on Monday that Taylor Wimpey intend to have regular briefings with the Community. Presentations in the early days of the proposed development were well received and feedback taken on board. In future Taylor Wimpey may well turn up at the Parish Council meeting occasionally and this would be a good opportunity for residents to come to the Open Forum part at 7.15pm to listen – and no doubt air their views!
Why not have your say now using the Chat Box on the website
We will ensure that you are kept up to speed with the latest news as soon as we find out more on this major change to Tarvin Village.