The hazardous nature of our roads is the foremost village concern of the residents of Beech.
Over the period of the COVID pandemic the Beech Road Safety Working Group, on behalf of the Parish Council, has been working on a project to construct pedestrian footways along Medstead Road and Kings Hill, the main road through the village. The aim is to improve road safety for all road users, and to encourage walking and other non-vehicle travel within the village, thereby improving community cohesion, social interaction, recreation and health.
The Parish Council now has a proposed scheme that has passed Hampshire County Council’s initial safety audit, and so it is the right time to present the proposals to the residents of Beech to invite comments and suggestions, ahead of any further work.
The proposals will be on display at the Village Hall on Thursday 16 September (5pm-8pm), Friday 8 October (2.30pm-5.30pm), and Sunday 10 October (10am-1pm). Members of the Road Safety Working Group will be on hand to discuss the proposals.
You can find full details about the consultation here, along with a response form which is to be returned by Monday, 25 October.