Update to the Commercial Road Active Travel Plan

KCC have decided to remove this temporary facility and return the road to its previous operation.

Due to the planned closure of Church Road (for utility reparation purposes) for an extended period of time, there are concerns about accessing Waitrose, the station and other areas from the north of Paddock Wood whilst the planned road works are in place. We completely understand the difficulties that may be experienced if the access restrictions on Commercial Road remain in place during this time and a decision has therefore been made to temporarily suspend the scheme on Commercial Road whilst the Church Road closure is in place.

We believe that the scheme with some potential amendments could bring many benefits to the communities of Paddock Wood and therefore we intend to develop the scheme further during this temporary suspension to the satisfaction of all involved with the aim of re implementing the scheme once the Southern Water works are complete. We will be liaising with local businesses and the town council and will also taking the feedback that was received during the current phase on board to create an enhanced scheme.

Further information on KCC Active Travel Plans can be found at https://www.kent.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/road-projects/in-progress-road-projects/emergency-active-travel-fund-schemes

 

Temporary Road Closure – Church Road, Paddock Wood – 19th October 2020 for 103 days

Temporary Road Closure – Church RoadPaddock Wood19th October 2020 for 103 days

Church RoadPaddock Wood will be closed between Le Temple Road and Burnside House.

The alternative route is Church Road, Mile Oak Road, Mascalls Court Road, Maidstone Road, Station Road and vice versa.

The closure is required for the safety of the public and workforce while works are undertaken by Southern Water.

For information regarding this closure please contact Southern Water, who will able to assist with the scope of these works.

Speed Limit Order change in Church Road

Please find HERE the Amendment 31 Speed Limit Order on Church Road, Paddock Wood in the Borough of Tunbridge Wells. This order will be on public deposit from 7 August until 21 September 2020 and can be viewed on line at www.kent.gov.uk/highwaysconsultations and will be advertised in the Kent Messenger on Friday 7 August this order can come into force from 10 August 2020.

Any person wishing to question the validity of the Order or of any of its provisions on the grounds that it is not within the powers of the relevant enabling Act or that a requirement of any such enabling Act or of any relevant regulations made thereunder has not been complied with may, within 6 weeks from the date on which the Order was made, make application for the purpose to the High Court.

KCC Bus Feedback

Kent County Council have asked us to share this information with residents. As there have been recent changes to the bus services in this area we would encourage residents to use this to pass on their comments.

During last summer’s Big Conversation with residents, many people told us that they didn’t know who to give feedback to about bus services.

To make this clearer, we have launched a Bus Feedback Portal. It includes information about how to make a formal complaint or compliment about bus services and who to contact in the event that bus users experience problems.

It also includes a feedback form for residents to let us know about their experiences of using buses and the quality of service provided.

We will use the feedback that we get a greater understanding of what types of problems bus users experience and to spot trends about the areas or on which services they arise. We will use this information to inform the conversations that we have with bus operators through our Quality Bus Partnerships or more generally and help improve things for bus users.

KCC is encouraging people to use the form to let us know about their experience of using buses and the quality of service provided. A link to the portal is provided below.

http://www.kent.gov.uk/busfeedback