Date Added: 22/04/2014
We know that many Sandy residents are 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.
We have invited speakers from the agencies who do have responsibility for roads:
Central Bedfordshire Council
the Highways Agency
to come to the Sandy for annual town meeting on 12 May 2014 at Sandy Upper School starting at 7.30. and talk to the community about the road and transport issues that concern them.
Last month 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.
If you are concerned about anything to do with highways please talk to your town councillors and come to your annual town meeting on 12 May. It is important to make your voice heard.