Date Added: 19/05/2014
Many Sandy residents remain concerned about issues to do with highways, eg the impact of the A1 and the risk of a serious accident on it, increased HGVs in Beeston and in Sandy High Street, speeding in the 20 mph zone, the junction of New Road with the A1, the condition of footpaths and pavements, the Black Cat roundabout and many more.
Sandy Town Council is not the Highways Authority for Sandy and it has extremely limited legal powers to involve itself in matters to do with the road network so our role is to act as an advocate for the community and to encourage the relevant authorities to consult with us and everyone in Sandy.
In March representatives of our council, Central Bedfordshire Council and the Highways Agency had a workshop meeting at which we discussed some of the local concerns in Sandy. You can see the minutes here. We will also be posting up any additional relevant documents arising from this meeting which may be of interest to the public. Some of these are available by following this link which will take you to the CBC Local Area Transport Plan and the Sandy Freight study.
On 12 May 2014 Sandy's Annual Meeting focused on a theme of "Getting About in Sandy" and speakers from Central Bedfordshire Council and Bedfordshire Police talked about road issues, traffic, speeding and footpaths. Unfortunately the representative of the Highways Agency who had promised to attend was not available.