17th Sep, 2019

Eastern Gateway and more discussed as Winyates Green residents get together

Ross Crawford 24th May, 2018

PARKING on Far Moor Lane, updates in the Redditch Eastern Gateway and efforts to smarten up the area and clear footpaths were all discussed at the inaugural meeting of Winyates Green Residents Association.

Chair Julie Mackintosh said the response from residents had been absolutely fantastic with nearly a full house in attendance at Tuesday night’s meeting.

“People from across the closes – not just those affected by the Redditch Eastern Gateway – were there and everyone was very enthusiastic and embraced the fact that we’re not just about the Gateway but also about bringing the community together,” she said.

The association has set up a sub-committee to deal with Gateway issues but residents were also concerned about the high volume of cars parking along Far Moor Lane by the Coventry Highway island.

“It’s quite a twisty part of the road and cars pulling out from the offices have to come out quite a way to get a view of the traffic,” said Julie.

“We’re trying to be pro-active here – no one wants to see an accident here and ideally we would like to see a commonsense solution that works for everyone.”

Residents were also keen to see more flowers planted on the banks on either side of Far Moor Lane to make the area more attractive and greater effort put into keeping paths clear to give walkers easier access around the estate and into the surrounding countryside.

For more information on the residents association, email wgra2018@hotmail.com .

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