Should Cornwall Grove be closed to through traffic? Or should traffic calming introduced? Residents of the street are up in arms about speeding traffic. Some favour closing the road to through traffic, others want to see traffic speed restrictions.
Cornwall Grove was extended into a through road following the building of the new Manor Park estate on the old Denbigh School site. It connected the new estate to the 1950s Counties estate.
However it has become a fast ‘rat run’ partly for residents of Manor Park, but increasingly by drivers wanting to avoid the road humps on nearby Shenley Road.
Local councillor Mick Legg said, “We are seeing lots of drivers cutting through Manor Park on to Cornwall Grove and avoiding the road humps along nearby Shenley Road. Cars are going very fast and residents of Cornwall Grove are frustrated at the constant speeding traffic.”
There are 3 options for resolving the problem of speeding traffic:
- Reduce the road speed to 20 mph. However, this option relies on the Police being able to enforce this.
- Introduce road humps or road narrows in Cornwall Grove.
- Close the road so that it is a ‘No Through road’
Cllr Legg concluded, “Residents are feed up with the constant speed of traffic. We need to find a way forward that a majority of residents support. I believe there are 3 options and I will be undertaking a survey to try and find a local consensus on the best way forward.”