William Shaw

  • William Shaw replied to the topic Mobile phone coverage in the forum Bulletin board 4 years ago

    Yes… I’ve been pointed in that direction too!

  • William Shaw replied to the topic Mobile phone coverage in the forum Bulletin board 4 years ago

    I’ve emailed Three about this. I’ll see what they say.

  • Most of us should have had a copy of Frances Tiplady’s leaflet through our doors. It’s a really big problem for a lot of people. She’s just emailed the site with this message:

    Hi, I recently leafleted Dyke Road Drive, to find out if any of my neighbours are having the same problems as me, such as intermittent or no mobile phone service, calls…[Read more]

  • William Shaw replied to the topic 20 mph in the forum Bulletin board 4 years, 5 months ago

    I suspect the 20mph limit isn’t going to have a dramatic effect in our street because of the nature of the road. It’s an invitation to accelerate, unfortunately. However ROSPA reports on 20mph zones elsewhere are pretty remarkable; they show a really significant drop in serious accidents.

    The council did claim that speeds had slowed on 74% of…[Read more]

  • William Shaw replied to the topic 20 mph in the forum Bulletin board 4 years, 5 months ago

    From what I understand, emergency services actually perfer pinch points to other types of physical speed restrictions such as speed cushions. But our road has quite a weird traffic flow in that for large parts of the day it’s about single speeding vehicle, then there are heavy flows at both rush hours. I think there’s some evidence that pinch…[Read more]

  • Can you add any items that we need to discuss in comments?

  • William Shaw replied to the topic Rubbish in the forum Bulletin board 4 years, 8 months ago

    What do you think we should do about it? Perhaps start by requesting a meeting with CityClean and ask for our councillors to be present? As Allan pointed out elsewhere, the way rubbish is kept on this street is far from great in the first place, given the narrowness of the pavement.

  • William Shaw replied to the topic 20 mph in the forum Bulletin board 4 years, 8 months ago

    The council’s traffic speed stats show they appear to have slowed down general traffic speeds fairly significantly in Brighton on 20mph streets – even though a high proportion of drivers ignore them.

  • William Shaw started the topic Rubbish in the forum Bulletin board 4 years, 8 months ago

    Anyone know what’s happened to the rubbish and recycling collection? The street is a mess.

  • Some surveyors on the second empty site today by the way, so something’s going on.

  • Thanks Catriona. I should imagine if we get the whole road to report this kind of stuff we may be able to get some movement from the Council. My niece had her axel broken last year by a car smashing into it. I’ll find the details.

  • They’ve cleaned off the graffiti and have made it weatherproof – mostly.

    I THINK (complete guess) they’re preparing to sell it as a place with potential with the right to convert to flats established.

  • Yes that’s right. I assume they don’t think they actually need to submit any plans.

    Because it’s not actually submitting plans, just confirming that this is allowable development.

  • I think it looks like they’re planning to work on it under the assumption they don’t need planning permission – since the change of use application last year they appear to be able to convert the building to flats under “Lawful Developlment”.

    . They’ve applied to the council for…[Read more]

  • William Shaw posted a new activity comment 4 years, 9 months ago

    I think we will. They’ve spent the last couple of days making the building weatherproof, so I guess they’re preparing some kind of survey of the building.

  • William Shaw started the topic 20 mph in the forum Bulletin board 4 years, 9 months ago

    Several of us have just had this email from the council confirming that Dyke Road Drive is included in phase 2 of the 20mph plan, which is to be finalised in March 2014.

    As you can see it says anyone can write in support of the proposals by 14 February. Probably a good idea if we do.

    Dear Sir/Madam

    Thank you for responding to the consultation…

    [Read more]

  • We need to provide the council with evidence that this road has abnormally high vehicle accident rates. Unless there is injury, these statistics are not normally gathered by the council.

    Please include as much detail as possible, including date, time of day and cost of repairs.

  • In my limited experience it’s very hard these days to persuade councils to put in speed bumps any more. But it might be worth asking for a pinch point higher in the road to slow down the speed of traffic.

    Would it be worth a discussion with a traffic officer – especially in relation to the extra traffic turning west up our road.

  • Janice mentioned there was a planning application appearing on the Brighton and Hove Planning Portal. It’s here.

    The planning application on behalf of Savills was rejected as invalid on the grounds that the applicants hadn’t paid the full fee required, that their drawings weren’t up to scratch and that the application was for 45 flats, when the…[Read more]

  • On a practical level, we’ll need to agree some articles of association in order to become a properly constituted association. But beyond that, is there anything anyone needs to raise?

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