Agenda item

Barrow Highways Advisory Sub-Group

[Electoral Divisions: All Barrow]

 

To consider a report by the Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure (copy enclosed).

 

This report gives recommendations for approval by Barrow Local Committee from the Highways Advisory Sub-Group meeting held on 17 December 2019.

 

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report from the Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure which gave details of the discussion and recommendations of the Highways Advisory Sub-Group for the Barrow area which met on 17 December 2019.

 

(1)       Minutes

 

With reference to minute 21 – Update from Stagecoach the local Member for Hindpool drew attention to the change of a bus route.  Members were informed that part of the revised route meant that buses were now stopping on Holker Street and residents had raised their concerns regarding the lack of bus shelters on either side of the highway.  The Member asked whether a redundant bus shelter in the area could be moved or if ‘Clearview’ (a bus shelter provider) could be approached with a view to them providing the facility. 

 

During the course of discussion members raised the positive environmental impact increased public use of local buses could have and felt that every effort should be made to improve the services provided.  The Committee agreed the ageing buses and reduction in timetables in the Barrow area should also be raised as a concern with the bus provider.

 

It was agreed that a letter would be written to the Managing Director of Stagecoach requesting a meeting to discuss the concerns of members.  A representative from Stagecoach would also be invited to the next meeting of the Highways Sub?Group to consider the matters raised.

 

With reference to minute 23 – Nelson Street, Dalton-in-Furness the local Member for Dalton North asked for confirmation regarding the details of the agreed site visit.  The Local Area Highways Network Manager confirmed that a site visit would take place before the next meeting of Barrow Highways Sub?Group on 14 February 2020.

 

During the course of discussion the use of funding from the Borderlands Project was suggested as possibility for this scheme.  Whilst this was acknowledged as a possibility it was felt that this could not be guaranteed, therefore, it was agreed that the suggested site visit take place and the five options put forward be considered. 

 

RESOLVED,    that the minutes of the meeting held on 17 December 2019 be noted.

 

(2)       Barrow Consolidation Traffic Regulation Order Variation No 40

 

RESOLVED,    that the County of Cumbria (Various Roads, Barrow-in-Furness) (Consolidation and Minor Amendment of Traffic Regulations) (Order 2001) Variation Order (No 40) 20>< (“the Order”), be brought into operation as advertised, having taken into consideration the matters contained in Section 122(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (detailed at paragraph 7.2 of the report) be agreed.

 

(3)       Barrow Local Committee Provisional Devolved Highways Capital Programme 2020/21

 

RESOLVED,    that the provisional Devolved Highways Capital Programme for 2020/21 (detailed in Appendices 1 and 2 of the report), subject to final determination following the approval of the 2020/21 Council budget early in 2020 be approved.

 

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