From comments heard recently through our WPC from residents, it seems that several serious traffic issues remain in our lovely village for which no immediate action has or is being taken. This is very sad indeed. The two probably most serious issues are speeding traffic on many of our very narrow roads at all times of the day, and indiscriminate, careless and very dangerous parking. Over at least the past 10 or more years, much work has been done by dedicated groups of folk in our village to help solve or at least try to improve or attend to these very topics. Very often, as is the situation at present, those dedicated groups of folk have been forced to retire due the usual understandable reasons. Despite efforts and many articles in this magazine explaining the situation, together with requests for folk to come forward to continue the excellent and considerable efforts previously undertaken by willing and dedicated teams, no responses from any interested residents have been forthcoming, to continue the considerable and dedicated work undertaken by very caring and interested village friends in the past. A very very sad situation indeed!!!
Speeding traffic has always been a huge issue and, despite an article published in the December/January issue of this magazine detailing the necessary practical reasons why Speedwatch was being discontinued, no one has come forward to date to offer to continue organisation and operation of this scheme in particular. The other topic, concerning very dangerous, illegal and inconsiderate parking on our roads and footpaths around the village, has not received a single response which is quite astounding. Personally, I just hope there are no serious incidents, or dare I say, fatalities in the future, to bring the dreadful situation home to everyone, when of course it will be too late. It is illegal to not give reasonable access on footpaths for pedestrians, prams or invalid chairs, or to park within at least 15 metres from a bend or to park on yellow lines. Why did we work for several years to get speed signs around the village or have yellow lines installed at dangerous locations if they are continually ignored? If anyone takes time to report (with photograph if possible) illegal parking to the appropriate traffic Police department, it will or should be dealt with quite promptly. Certainly if nothing is reported then nothing will be done to help solve these issues.
Sadly it is now time for residents to come forward to help solve or at least improve these issues for the benefit and safety of everyone in our village.
To help please use the any of the following contact points to seek action and advice:-
1. E-mail: to firstname.lastname@example.org OR call directly to 101
2. Visit: www.operationcrackdown.org
3. Email: email@example.com
OR contact our police contact officer directly on:- stephen.Low@sussex.pnn.police.uk
Please let our Worth Parish Council office be aware if you are willing and interested in helping make our village safer for all.