Thank you to everyone who has reported ‘near misses’ and accidents on the B3153 since this email address was launched in February 2019. The reports have been very useful in providing evidence to Somerset Highways and we hope that improvements will be forthcoming shortly.
The B3153 Traffic Working Group is composed of Councillor representatives from Castle Cary Town Council (Sally Snook), Ansford Parish Council (Chris Edwards) , Carymoor Parish Council (Martin Roberts) and Lydford-on-Fosse Parish Council (Tim Evans).
The Group was formed in response to ongoing concerns about traffic volumes and speeds on the local road network. We meet every three months to consider ways of reducing problems, specifically on the B3153 (from the A371 to Lydford A37 traffic lights)
We know of several ‘unreported’ accidents or ‘near misses’, along with other incidents, on the road that don’t get logged in official police records. In order to collate these for further research and information, we’d like local residents to send any incident details (from the beginning of 2018 if you can remember them) to: [email protected]
Alternatively, please send a letter with the details to: B3153 reports (FAO Councillor Sally Snook) Castle Cary Town Council, Castle Cary, BA7 7AH
Please give details as follows: Date of incident; location (eg: end of Dimmer Lane) brief details; if possible, the weather conditions at the time. We will keep a list of these incidents and use it to inform our actions to prevent as many future problems as possible.
Dangerous driving and near misses can also be reported to Avon & Somerset Police via their website: https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/report/
PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE ANY PERSONAL DETAILS UNLESS YOU HAVE THE PERSON’S CONSENT.