Safer, Greener & Cleaner Places Cabinet Member – Minutes – 15 September 2017

7 (7) TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER (TRO) NORTHFIELD ROAD, MESSINGHAM – The Director: Operations submitted a report considering objections received to the proposed TRO on Northfield Road, Messingham.

The council had advertised for public consultation purposes, its intention to introduce a TRO to put in place new parking restrictions along Northfield Road, Messingham.

The planned TRO was part of efforts to reduce the number of vehicles parking along Northfield Road, Messingham.  Concerns had previously been raised about inconsiderate parking along Northfield Road by Messingham Parish Council.

The council had received a number of objections to the proposed TRO, including a request for further parking restrictions outside the Farm Shop in Messingham.

Resolved – (a) That the Traffic Regulation Order, as shown on the plan in Appendix 1 to the report, be approved; (b) that officers investigate further parking restrictions outside the Farm Shop, and (c) that officers write to residents advising them of the decision, following the normal legal procedure.

8 (8) SCUNTHORPE BUS SERVICES REVIEW: PROGRESS REPORT – The Director: Operations submitted a report updating the Cabinet Member on progress achieved to date with the Scunthorpe Bus Services Review, and seeking approval to progress a consultation required to feed into the review.

Cabinet had previously approved a review of bus services serving the Scunthorpe area.  A review of Scunthorpe bus services was last carried out in 2003.  Since then, there had been new developments such as the North Lincolnshire Retail Park and Lakeside housing.  The review would consider all these changes in Scunthorpe as well as any future significant developments and their potential impacts on public transport.

The review would take into account the following:

• An analysis of bus passenger journeys in Scunthorpe using data held by bus operators
• An analysis of whether the current network met passenger and non-passenger needs and any potential changes that might improve connectivity for customers
• An understanding of future trends and developments
• Proposals to improve passenger journeys which would then hopefully result in an increase in passenger numbers
• Potential opportunities to increase the number of commercial services in Scunthorpe
• Information from passenger feedback, bus surveys and contacts made by local people in relation to the bus network.

The aim was to develop initial recommendations arising from the review by October 2017.  The council and local bus operators would need to agree to any changes, with the aim of implementing from April 2018.

It was recommended that a consultation exercise be carried out to supplement the information already received.  It was proposed to conduct an electronic and paper based survey asking from people’s views.  This would be supported by publicity to encourage people to complete the questionnaire.  The fieldwork for the questionnaire would be four weeks.  The results of the review could then be fed back to anyone who had requested them.

Resolved – (a) That the progress on the Scunthorpe Bus Services Review be noted, and (b) that the proposal to begin a consultation to support the review be implemented.

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