New Balmoral Court signage

Since Balmoral Court was built on Flanderwell Lane, we’ve had complaints that it isn’t always easy to find, so we approached the developer to see if they would fund a proper road sign. Unfortunately, they wouldn’t agree to fund it, so we have stepped in using our delegated ward budget to ensure the new sign is in place – and deliveries get to the right place.

We’ve also had the worn out sign on Silverwood Walk (below) replaced.

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Listerdale estate parking

Residents living close to the shops opposite the Tanyard, close to the service road near Wickersley clock, have often raised concerns with us about parking in the area. The shops have previously raised concerns about cars being parked all day and preventing customers from parking nearby, whilst waste collection vehicles have been unable to get down streets at certain times. And as we previously reported, the police had raised concerns about taxis picking up customers for the pubs in the evening. As a result, last year council staff undertook a survey of possible measures that could be taken to try to ease the difficulties.

Taking into account the views raised by residents and by statutory consultees, over the next couple of weeks households in the area will be contacted again with revised proposals. A further round of formal consultation will then take place, we anticipate starting in June.

We expect these revised proposals to include:

  • Time restrictions on parking outside the shops
  • Further parking restrictions around junctions to try to keep these clear at all time
  • A night time experimental taxi rank in the bus stop – but not outside the Three Horseshoes pub

However, there was very little support suggested for a residents’ parking zone, so this idea is not being taken forward at this time.

We are conscious that there are no easy solutions to the parking issues, and what works for one shop or household may adversely affect another. We are of course available to speak to residents affected, but we would urge residents to consider the revised proposals carefully and ensure that they respond in writing to the second, formal part of the consultation – the revised proposals will not be finalised until after people have had this further chance to make their comments.

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Green space off Belvedere Parade protected

A number of residents have been in touch with us recently after an auction sign went up on the area of green space adjacent to Belvedere Parade, asking why the coucil are selling the site and whether it was likely to be built on.

The site had actually been placed on the market by a property developer, Avant Homes. Although the council have maintained the site for a long time, Avant held the freehold and had decided to dispose of it. After our intervention, the council has agreed to take over the freehold and we expect the listing for the auction of the site to be cancelled. Apart from the sign coming down, residents should notice no change and no loss of the amenity.

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New X6 bus route connects to Airport / AMP and Sheffield

From April 6th, a new bus route – the X6 – will replace the 737 service.

Running along Bawtry Road, the service operated by Stagecoach will connect Wickersley and Bramley to Doncaster Airport and the iPort at one end of the route, to Sheffield City centre via the Advanced Manufacturing Park and Waverley at the other. Services will run seven days a week, half hourly between Bramley and Sheffield, and hourly to the airport.

For more details on the Stagecoach website please click here.

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Bramley community skip

The next community skip funded through our devolved ward budget will be on Tuesday 26th March between 10am and 12 noon or until full, on Craig Walk, off Howard Road in Bramley.

All the usual rules about what can be disposed of apply.

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