Villagers are concerned to improve road safety at each of the main entrances to the Village, the two junctions off the A65, where at the western (Skipton) end there have been three accidents in 2015 (in June, October and November), two of them resulting in serious injuries, and the A59 junction at Draughton Bottom for vehicles turning right from Skipton into the village. If you have any concerns or comments about any of these junctions, or would like to record your own experience in using them, please let us know.
The Council is also looking into a number of traffic safety issues in the village, following a survey carried out in July 2015 (see the report available on the Council Reports page). As a result of this, the Council is monitoring parking near the junction at the top of Low Lane, where vehicles parking too close to the junction can lead to visibility restrictions for drivers turning out both left and right at the Stop sign. Residents continue to have concerns for drivers along the A65 by Chelker Reservoir, following a near fatal accident there in May 2012.
Please post your comments on any of these issues by registering on the site, or by contacting the Clerk by email.