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Area Forum assigns £6k to resurface Station Road

Posted on Thursday 29th November 2012 at 11:07 am by SH (Editor)

Road rollers parked in a lay-by off the A38 Gloucester Road in Patchway, Bristol.

A section of Filton’s Station Road is to be resurfaced after the Southern Brooks Area Forum agreed it should be made a priority in South Gloucestershire Council’s highways maintenance programme for 2013/14.

Councillors on the Area Forum, which covers Bradley Stoke, Filton, Frenchay, Stoke Park, Patchway, Stoke Gifford and Winterbourne, were given £60,000 to allocate to maintenance schemes in their area and the Station Road project was one of seven chosen from a list of 43 candidates.

The projected cost of all the schemes under consideration amounted to nearly £600k, with individual costs ranging from £1,020 to £52,800.

The section of Station Road between the A38 Gloucester Road North and the Conygre Road junction will be repaired with a micro-asphalt treatment, in which a thin layer of bitumen emulsion macadam is machine laid on top of the existing surface.

The Station Road scheme had been assigned a lower priority than two more expensive candidate schemes in Patchway but Councillors argued that those schemes should be done out of the Council’s main budget rather than the Area Forum’s.

Councillors also allocated £7,200 to repair the footpath in Rodney Crescent (off Boverton Road) using a slurry seal treatment, in which a thin layer of slurry emulsion is laid on the existing surface to seal cracks and restore texture.

Other schemes granted funding at the meeting included three in the Stoke Gifford ward and one each in the Winterbourne and Frenchay & Stoke Park wards.

Photo: Road rollers parked in a lay-by off the A38 Gloucester Road in Patchway. [©Patchway Journal]

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Filton projects could benefit from Area Forum decisions

Posted on Monday 3rd September 2012 at 9:25 pm by SH (Editor)

South Gloucestershire Council.

A meeting of South Gloucestershire Council’s Southern Brooks Area Forum tomorrow evening (Tuesday 4th) could see money allocated for a number of highway maintenance projects in Filton.

The same meeting will see several local community organisations pitching for a share of capital grant funding allocated to the Forum’s area – which extends across Bradley Stoke, Filton, Patchway, Stoke Gifford, Winterbourne, Frenchay and Stoke Park.

Members of the public are encouraged to attend the meeting to have their say and ask questions of the Councillors and officials present. It takes place at Patchway Community College, Hempton Lane, Patchway, starting at 7pm.

The Forum has been given £60,000 to spend on highway maintenance and three roads in Filton stand a chance of being selected for resurfacing: Boverton Road, Gloucester Road North and Stanley Crescent.

The Filton roads rank 6th, 8th and 9th in a list of eleven that have been prioritised according to condition reports, mechanical survey data, road safety data and social impact information (including the number of complaints received).

In each case it proposed that a replacement surface course of dense bitumen macadam (DBM) be used to repair the road. The total estimated cost of carrying out repairs to all eleven roads listed amounts to £89,900, so Councillors will be asked to chose a subset that is within the available budget.

Local organisations hoping to receive capital grants from the Forum include the Pyramid Youth Club (£3,000 for the replacement of electric night storage heaters) and the 2nd Filton Guides and Filton Rangers (£1,700 for camping equipment).

The Forum has £30,032 to allocate to community projects in its area and has received 14 applications totalling £32,699, so the chances of success look promising, although Councillors are not obliged to use the whole of the budget and can choose to carry some forward to next year.

More info: Agenda for the Area Forum meeting on 4th September (SGC)

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