14th May 2021

Amended TRO proposal in Church Street


Please see attached the amended Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) proposal in Church Street. The single yellow lines contained in the original proposal submitted on 10th May have been removed by EHDC, and now only features an extension of the zig-zag markings from Church Close to the school entrance.

Proposed zig-zag lines in Church Street


There are 4 comments:

  1. Lynda Hurst - 15th May 2021 at 9:14 am

    In the ten years I lived in Bentworth I’ve never seen any part in the school side of the road so can’t see the need for any type of lines. Why can’t they just tell the parents not to park there?

  2. Paul Davis - 15th May 2021 at 9:38 am

    This proposal is unnecessary. I have never seen anyone park here with the possible exception of school delivery lorries. It is not a safe place to park on the approach to the bend and hence people do not park there. The yellow zig zags are unattractive and out of keeping and would add no value, only cost. Can we please just continue to apply common sense.

  3. Toby Hayes - 17th May 2021 at 10:31 am

    This morning I’ve sent the following to Trudy Humphrey, the highways officer who has been handling this proposal:
    I am writing with regards to the proposed extension of the zig-zag lines outside St Mary’s School, Bentworth.

    I live directly opposite the school. The only vehicles that ever stop on the proposed lines are the school’s own deliveries, since the vehicles provided by HCC are too large to get up the slope and through the school gates. I attach a photo of typical unloading. In this position, heavy York trollies can be unloaded safely on the hill without the operator having to cross the road. If lorries are to be prevented from stopping there, then the operator will have to cross the road (on a slope with associated risk of runaways) with the trollies, which would appear to create a greater danger than the current arrangement.
    Lorries stopping in this location include Bidfood, County Supplies and LPG deliveries (which cannot stop anywhere else due to the location of the tanks).
    I appreciate that there are regulations regarding these lines, but please could you explain where school delivery vehicles will be expected to unload once these are in place?

  4. Andrew and Kate Yonge - 18th May 2021 at 8:43 pm

    We agree with our neighbours’ comments. In this rural environment extended yellow lines will look out of place and won’t serve any useful function. Instead they will cause inconvenience and potential risk to vehicles delivering to the school itself.

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