Horsmonden Parish Council
Traffic Calming Measures
The Parish Council has been working closely with MLM consultants and Kent Highways Services over the past year to try and find ways to make improvements in the village which enhance the safety of parishioners and road users as well as discouraging drivers from speeding .
From these discussions, a scheme has been drawn up which includes the addition of village gateways at the four village entry points with 30 mph roundels on the roads at these locations; a change in position of the white lining at the crossroads on the Lamberhurst Road; the addition of Speed Indicator Devices (SIDs) at various locations and a proposal to relocate the 30 mph zone on the Brenchley Road.
The new posts have now been positioned around the village for the implementation of the Speed Indicator Devices (SID’s) which will monitor traffic speeds and remind traffic moving through the village to keep within the speed limit ( as above). The SIDs will also record traffic speed data which can be used at a future date if required as evidence of the volume of traffic speeding through the village.
The designs for the new village gateways and changes to the white lining on the Lamberhurst side of the cross roads are still with the Traffic consultants and KCC design team at present and we hope to move forward with these as soon as we can.
The Parish Council are most grateful to KCC for their recent grant funding of £2000 towards these projects.
For further details of the scheme , please refer to the attached plans and traffic Regulation Order.
Most residents will be aware that there have been two more traffic accidents at the crossroads within the past few weeks. Fortunately, there were no major injuries but residents are justifiably concerned about safety at the junction. The Parish Council continues to work closely with KCC to implement improvements to the signs and layout at the crossroads. In addition to the improvements summarised on this page KCC will shortly be installing (and funding) a new warning sign on Lamberhurst Road which should serve to alert drivers to the upcoming stop at the crossroads. Other improvements are also under active consideration.