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Archive for the ‘Traffic and road accidents’ Category

A PROTEST AGAINST THE OPENING OF THE EAST END OF ABINGTON STREET TO TRAFFIC is to take place on Saturday 29 March around lunchtime. The protest will take the form of inviting people to leave a chalk message on the street. We are assured the messages will be water-soluble and wash away in the rain […]

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Warning for cyclists riding on the pavement

by Jill Hope on 19 March, 2014

THANKS TO NEIGHBOURHOOD WARDEN LORRAINE HEMMINGTON for arranging for some signs to go up in St James reminding cyclists that they should not ride on the pavement in the area. The request followed complaints from local residents – drivers exiting their drive to get to the road, and dog-walkers who have been startled by the […]

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YET ANOTHER DAY OF COMPLETE GRIDLOCK in St James, apparently because the Borough Council tried to ‘manage’ the traffic flows, with bollards at Sixfields that actually made matters worse. Traffic at a standstill for hours again. What about the pollution for local residents from traffic running engines and not moving? How on earth….

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Hunsbury Hill Development

by Jill Hope on 13 January, 2014

You will probably already know about the proposed Bloor Homes development of 71 houses on the land to the south of your estate. I attended their exhibition at The Hunsbury Hill Centre on 28 November. I met quite a few residents there, many of whom were angry about the proposals. The problems raised with me […]

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At first I couldn’t believe my eyes, I though it must be some other town like Nottingham. £3M! £3M to open up a very short stretch of road at the top of Abington Street? Apparently it will ‘provide a vital boost’ to the local economy. The top of Abington Street is a pleasant area with […]

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If you watch the webcast of November’s meeting of the full County Council, I think you would be very angry when St James is discussed. Since my election as your County Councillor in May, residents have told me repeatedly – through surveys, FOCUS replies, residents’ meetings and phone calls – that they are worried about […]

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STOP PRESS: Please note that Westbridge on St James’ Road will be CLOSED to all traffic from 7pm tp 6am for 10 days from Wednesday, 13 November. This is for work to prepare for new access and roads layout for the the new Northampton Castle Station on which work has just started for completion next […]

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An application has been made by Bovis Homes for 380 homes in East Hunsbury, roughly located adjacent to the west side of Collingtree village and Windingbrook Lane on the eastern side. This forms part of the proposal to develop a total of around 1,000 homes, with another developer perhaps building a few hundred more at […]

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JILL HOPE is calling for improvements to safety at a road junction in Hunsbury, after yet another accident early on last Monday morning,  23 September. The accident occurred at the junction of Rowtree Road and Towcester Road at about…..

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Pizza Problems in St James

by Jill Hope on 21 September, 2013

PEOPLE LIVING IN BOWDEN ROAD, ST JAMES, complained to the FOCUS team about the Pizza Hut takeaway at the end of their road. Only the first few houses in the road were informed of the planning application. Those living further into the cul-de-sac didn’t know and didn’t spot the planning notice on the nearest lamppost. They […]

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