05th August, 2013 – Kent County Councillor. Cllr S Manion email reference cost of New 7.5 T weight restrictions signs & consultation on Ringwould Road Chalk Hill Road, Upper Street and The Rise. Read PDF Document
14th August 2012 – Information posted on the Ringwould with Kingsdown Parish Council Web Site
TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SCHEME REVISED PROPOSAL FROM KENT HIGHWAYS AUGUST 2012
This map shows the revised proposals for traffic management in Kingsdown following discussions about traffic in the village. This has been provided for Parish Council comment prior to statutory consultation and will be discussed at the September meeting of the Parish Council. This meeting will start at 7pm and will commence with a public participation session to allow a discussion on the traffic management scheme. All members of the public are welcome,
7pm, in the school hall Learning Opportunities centre, Ringwould, Monday 10th September
Have you seen the proposed Kingsdown TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SCHEME adopted by the Parish Council, posted on their noticeboard outside Del’s Shop? The scheme is based on some excellent work done over a period of several years by a team of residents who have volunteered to become co-ordinators of all traffic issues in the village. By imposing weight restrictions across the centre of Kingsdown, controlled by carefully-located signs, the scheme aims to greatly reduce damage and obstruction caused by LORRIES AND COACHES in Upper Street, The Rise and other vulnerable areas. At one stage, it was suggested that the turning area in Undercliffe Road, used many years ago by buses and lorries, could be re-instated, but KCG has learned that this land is now owned by South Road (Kingsdown) Management Company Ltd and forms part of the Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) overseen by the company.
Kent Highways are now under pressure to adopt and schedule implementation of the proposals. In the meantime, members are urged to discuss delivery arrangements with their suppliers whenever large vehicles might be involved. The message to remember when you place an order is THINK LORRY!
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Update 06/07/11 – The Meeting of Ringwould with Kingsdown Parish Council held at at Ringwould Village Hall at 7.30pm on Wednesday 6th July welcomed public participation, to review and discussion on the proposals for traffic management of HGV’s in Kingsdown which have been prepared by Kent Highways . NB The map and details will be on display from 7pm and are also available to view now on Kingsdown village shop noticeboard and Parish Council website
East Kent Mercury – 23 Dec 2010
A LORRY carrying 500 refrigerated Christmas turkeys caused chaos when it lodged in anarrow street in Kingsdown.