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HGV’s to be banned from Merlin Way!

 | June 27th, 2013 | No Comments »

A 7.5tonne weight restriction scheme on Merlin Way is be designed in September and, after undergoing the statutory consultation, will lead to a ban on hgv’s using the road to cut through Covingham. Cllr Dale Heenan ” Local residents rightly complain when lorries and hgvs leave the a419, and cut through quiet residential areas like Covingham to reach Dorcan Industrial Estate and other areas for deliveries. The proper route from the A419 is clearly sign posted as Oxford Road then Dorcan Way, yet some drivers continue to persist in using Merlin way, Kingfisher, Dorcan Way. This issue was present long before I was first elected, but we finally have a solution. Last March, the Government hosted the first ‘Satnav Summit’ to thrash out solutions to end the misery caused when lorry drivers follow out of date directions from their satnavs. This ‘satnav summit’ gave me the idea of a community

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Council review could stop Lorry Sat Nav directions through Covingham

 | January 19th, 2012 | No Comments »

Cllr Dale Heenan “The Government is giving Councils like Swindon new powers from April to deal with the way roads are classified. As a result, the Government is hosting the first ‘Satnav Summit’ in early March to thrash out solutions to end the misery caused when lorry drivers follow out of date directions from their satnavs. All too often Lorries and hgv’s leave the main roads and cut through residential areas like Covingham, and residents often believe this is from drivers blindly following savnav directions. The proper route from the A419 is clearly sign posted as Oxford Road and Dorcan Way, yet some drivers continue to persist in using Merlin way, Kingfisher, Dorcan Way. Local residents are rightly complaining about lorries doing this, and I would like to see a ban on lorries cutting through local residential areas. By using these new powers from the Government effectively, it would be an

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