Minutes of the Highways Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 30 April 2002 at 7.00pm at Ely Road and after in the Community Centre Present: RJ Farrington (chair) JE Coston (part) B Jefferson RT Summerfield (for item 1 - apologies for remainder of meeting) LC Twinn TJ Siggs The clerk SJ Daniels 199/02 1 Pinch Point Ely Road (151/02) The location and suggestions for the design of a pinch point were discussed. The clerk would inform Mr Menzies. 2 Apologies for absence R Day RLE Waters 200/02 3 Minutes The minutes of the meeting of 19 November 2001 were approved and signed as a true record. 201/02 4 Cycle Scheme (101/02) The clerk would advise S Mallott of the outstanding defects especially the poor drainage at Butt Lane and Coles Road. Noted that vehicles had been seen turning right into Fen Road on the wrong side of the keep left bollards. The clerk would ask Mr Menzies for his comments. 202/02 5 Pedestrian Crossing - Cambridge Road (151/02) To be put on agenda for Minor Improvements bid in the Autumn. 203/02 6 Landbeach Road - Stopping-Up (154/02) JEC reported Ed Thornton's opinion that the piece of land adjacent Landbeach Road/Humphries Way was adopted as highway verge. The clerk would ask S Mallott for written confirmation. It was suggested that a hawthorn hedge be planted around the boundary to form a barrier. PKO (Trees Officer) to be consulted. 204/02 7 Street Trading Consent The clerk would circulate committee with letter from SCDC. 205/02 8 Any other business Bus Services - noted that changes were being made to the X9 service Cambridge to Littleport. Cambridge Core Traffic Scheme - dates of public consultation exhibitions to be circulated. A10/Rat Running - a letter from a resident was discussed. The clerk would reply: - The lights at the interchange had been deliberately set in the favour of the A10 traffic in order to give priority to vehicles on the A10 and to try to prevent rat running. - A pinch point in Ely Road just north of the Fen Road/High Street junction had been agreed. - The A10/A14 interchange had the worst accident record in Cambridgeshire. The Butt Lane/A10 junction had the worst record for serious and fatal accidents. Although lights at this junction would cause longer tailbacks and would probably encourage rat running it was felt that any inconvenience was a price that may have to paid to save lives and prevent serious injury. The meeting ended at 7.55pm.