Road priorities in the Highway Code change on 29th January
The Highway Code has eight new rules and major updates to 49 existing ones with effect from 29th January 2022. The biggest single change, and one well worth getting on top of now, is who has priority. Others to revise include Overtaking, Roundabouts & Dutch Reach.
The new rules include a ‘Hierarchy of Road Users’ which gives priority to the most vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists & equestrians. The most significant new rules are:
Those in charge of vehicles that can cause the greatest harm in the event of a collision bear the greatest responsibility to take care and reduce the danger they pose to others.
Through Safer Essex Roads Partnership, ECC is offering free cycle training until the end of March 2022. They have courses available for Children, Adults (beginners to advanced) and even families. Sessions are led by qualified instructors and range from 45 minutes to 3 hours!
If you are interested then you should register your interest here.
Essex Police has recently published issue 15 of their local news update. It is a decent read with much to interest, e.g. spiking, property closed due to anti-social behaviour and joint patrols with RMP. There’s also a nice snippet on ‘Disruptor Teams’ who look into and tackle crimes such as anti-social behaviour within communities. It rounds off with an article on cycle security and contact information to help victims of domestic abuse. You can read the whole update below.
This is a much slimmer document with more white space than words, however, items of interest are:
Finally, it gives details of the ‘Community Enabling Team’; their remit is to reach out and help find local solutions to issues. The Community Enabling Officer covering West Bergholt is Mark Healy, contact details are: tel: 07817 889992 email: [email protected].
Keep Britain Tidy will once more be organising the UK’s biggest mass-action environmental campaign: The Great British September Clean 2020, after the Spring Clean was postponed due to COVID-19. On Saturday 12th West Bergholt’s own Litter Warriors will be Continue reading “Autumn Clean & an Important Day”
Monty Python kicks us off on day 51. I’m afraid this video reminded me a little of some of the daily briefings we are getting.
Today sees the first day of softening in England, how was it for you? We start with a few government updates – quite a lot came out today; those included here are most relevant to members of the public.
More Government Guidance.
Further clarifications on access to green spaces, public transport & schools.
Cadent is about to replace old iron gas mains with more durable plastic pipes to ensure safe and reliable gas supplies to local businesses and residents. These works will take place between 22nd July and 2nd September and will require the closure of Chitts Hill to through traffic.
We have been informed that urgent resurfacing will be taking place between 8 pm to 6 am overnight on 15th January (weather permitting). Kier Highways will be closing the road SOUTHBOUND between junctions 28 and 26. They will put a diversion in place via A1232 and A133 before re-joining the A12 southbound at junction 26.
To compound the current closure of Chapel Lane to through traffic, 17th – 19th December sees more disruption. Anglian Water will be undertaking Valve Checks which will entail multi-way traffic controls at the junction of New Church Road and Chapel Road. Anglian Water will also be working in Pirie Road over those days although traffic disruption is not expected.
The number 11 bus service (Colchester-Highwooods Circular) operates Monday to Friday with financial support from ECC. ECC are considering amending the Monday – Friday timetable and is carrying out a public consultation regarding this proposal between 28 November 2018 and 02 January 2019.