Petition #1: Keep Charlton Boulevard Open

We, the citizens of the Charlton and Cribbs ward, petition the South Gloucestershire Council to keep Charlton Boulevard open to Hayes Way Concord roundabout for car traffic.
The South Gloucestershire Council is planning to convert this into a bus only lane, and direct the traffic via Patchway Highwood road. This will add over 1,500 car traffic to Patchway roundabout on top of existing 4,000+ car traffic, which is already heavily congested. If it is allowed then it will aggravate the problem for existing Patchway residents as well as Charlton Hayes residents. Therefore, I demand South Gloucestershire Council to stop plan to convert Charlton Boulevard Hayes Way entrance into a bus only lane, and provide a better traffic management solution.

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Petition #2: Yellow Box Junction on the Hayes Way Concord Roundabout

We, the citizens of the Charlton and Cribbs ward, petition the South Gloucestershire Council to add a yellow box junction on the Hayes Way Concord roundabout towards Charlton Boulevard.
Currently, it takes over 30 minutes in the peak office hours to come out of the Charlton Boulevard, which is seriously impacting the residents’ quality of life by increasing pollution, time to travel, and causing anxiety to children and adults equally. Lack of yellow box junction is further causing estimated loss of over 15,000 equivalent business days per year to the local economy, which can be invested in family time, businesses or recreation.

Therefore, I demand South Gloucestershire Council to implement this at the earliest.

This part of the Charlton Hayes is home to over 1,000 working residents. Calculation is based on 1,000 working residents x 0.5 hours per business day x 20 days / month x 12 months = 15,000 business equivalent days per year. Please note due to new constructions, the number of residents are increasing every month.

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Please send the signed petition to charltonboulevard@gmail.com

Campaign launch in pictures

The map shows in red color the travel diversion if the South Glos Council plan goes ahead. The markup in green colour shows the current entry/exit route.

Children turned out in large numbers to support the campaign. They were very creative in drawing excellent map of the affected areas! Well done little stars!

‘Keep Charlton Boulevard Open’ Campaign Launch

BristolPost reported in their April 11th, 2018 online edition
Residents say new ‘bus gates’ will stop them using the entrance of their estate.

Jack Lopresti MP, for Filton and Bradley Stoke
Supporting the 'Keep Charlton Boulevard Open' Campaign

Campaign Launch, April 7th, 2018. Press Release

The launch of the ‘Keep Charlton Boulevard Open’ Campaign took place on Saturday 7th April 2018.

The campaign is in response to a growing concern of local Residents against the proposed closure of their current entrance to the Charlton Boulevard on the Hayes Way, Concord roundabout for car traffic.

The change is due to take effect next year when Patchway Highwood Road and Chartlon Boulevard (Filton) will be connected. Under current plans, any Resident who wishes to access their property, by car or van, along Charlton Boulevard (or surrounding roads) will have to travel much further via Highwood Road and Patchway roundabout. The net additional distance is expected to be about 1 mile.

“We, the citizens of the Charlton and Cribbs ward, petition the South Gloucestershire Council to keep Charlton Boulevard open to Hayes Way Concord roundabout for car traffic. “The South Gloucestershire Council is planning to convert this into a bus only lane, and direct the traffic via Patchway Highwood road. This will add over 1,500 car traffic to Patchway roundabout on top of existing 4,000+ car traffic, which is already heavily congested. If it is allowed then it will aggravate the problem for existing Patchway residents as well as Charlton Hayes residents.

“Therefore, I demand South Gloucestershire Council to stop plan to convert Charlton Boulevard Hayes Way entrance into a bus only lane, and provide a better traffic management solution.”

The campaign has been built and lead by a resident Sanjay Shambhu and affected team of tweleve local volunteers.

Sanjay said “This issue has been growing in my community for some time. Whenever I speak to people locally, this is one of their key concerns”.

He continued “Residents recognise and support the Bus service, which will help people move around a lot easier and will give us all more options for travel. However, we all believe that closure of the entrance is a step too far against the interests of over 1,500 residents in Charlton Hayes. There are many other options for traffic calming which would not be detrimental to the Community, especially along Charlton Boulevard”.

The campaign team organised the launch event to highlight the matter to South Gloucestershire Council. Speaking about the launch, Sanjay said “I knew I had to take this to South Gloucestershire Council for them to reconsider their options. I have sent around a petition which has a growing number of concerned Residents (both on paper and online). I raised this matter with my MP, Jack Lopresti. Mr Lopresti backed me and my neighbours in this campaign and agreed to attend the launch”.

Sanjay concluded “We had over 100 concerned local Residents who attended the launch event in support of the petition. I was very pleased to see Jack Lopresti MP attend and even present a letter of support to the Campaign. I feel that with a growing number of Residents and the MP behind this issue – we can persuade South Gloucestershire Council to pursue a more suitable outcome”.

Contact us with your support or any enquiries

We look forward to support from all local member of public. Please get in touch with us via email charltonboulevard@gmail.com or the form below.