ELM GROVE TO A477 FOOTPATH LINK

Work is due to commence on 20th September on the informal footpath link from Elm Grove to the A477 which was initially due to commence on 23rd June 2021, but was temporarily stopped in response to concerns about the proposed works and to allow time to consult.

Following a site meeting on 22nd June 2021 with residents and Cty Cllr Simon Hancock, it was clear that the scale of the scheme and the potential concern about children running through the gap in the hedge into cyclists or traffic on the main road was causing some concern. Therefore the scale of the scheme was reduced while achieving the desired link and adding a visual barrier to raise awareness of the point where the path meets the existing A477 shared use path.

MEETING OF COUNCIL TO BE HELD ON MONDAY 28TH JUNE 2021 – AGENDA BELOW. An additional matter will be discussed relating to the amended plan for the multi-user access path at Elm Grove. The original plan for this path was approved unanimously by Council last March, however amendments have been made following representations from local residents. The original and amended plans are shown below. If you wish to attend this meeting of council the link is as follows: https://meet.jit.si/NeylandTownCouncil

Comments on the amended plans to be sent to the Town Clerk by 2nd July by email on townclerk@neyland.org.uk, by post to Neyland Town Council, Community Hub, John Street, Neyland, SA73 1TH or by phone on 01646 602873.

HELP TO IMPROVE ACTIVE TRAVEL IN NEYLAND

HELP US IMPROVE ACTIVE TRAVEL IN NEYLAND – The Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 makes it a legal requirement for Local Authorities in Wales to map and plan for suitable routes for Active Travel in their area. Active travel refers to walking and cycling (including use of mobility scooters and electric wheelchairs) to make everyday journeys, such as journeys to work, to the shops or to access services, such as health, leisure centres and bus/rail stations. To help with this aim, Pembrokeshire County Council is producing an Active Travel Network Map (ATNM) which is a plan of walking and cycling routes in designated settlements, including Neyland. The ATNM will be used to inform where improvements to walking and cycling should be made and will help make journeys on foot or by bike easier and safer for everyone, particularly those who don’t currently walk or cycle often and people who use mobility aids. In order to design a network that works for everyone, PCC would like to consult to get the views of as many people as possible. You can take part in the consultation exercise online through the interactive mapping tool at https://pembrokeshire.commonplace.isThe map allows participants to flag up issues, problems and success on a plan of each active travel settlement and add comments. The first stage of the consultation will close on 31st March 2021.This is a three-stage consultation and the findings will assist the council to identify upgrades to existing Active Travel facilities and create new walking and cycling routes. The second step will be to share the findings and ask people what they think and the third step will give members of the public a final say on the ATNM before it is sent to Welsh Govt for approval. For those unable to access it online, printed copies of the network map and survey can be provided via email, free of charge from surveys@pembrokeshire.gov.uk or by post from Transport Strategy (Active Travel), PCC, County Hall, Haverfordwest SA61 1TP