Shimpling Parish Council, is exploring opportunities to designate Gents Lane as a “Quiet Lane” as part of a county wide project.
Road Safety is a top priority for the village. Quiet Lanes are a nationally recognised designation for narrow, rural roads which are shared by walkers, horse riders, cyclists and other road users. They encourage drivers to ‘Expect and Respect’ more vulnerable road users and so allow non-motorised users to enjoy rural lanes in greater safety.
These types of lanes do not impose traffic restrictions and are not enforced. Advisory signs are placed at either end of Quiet Lanes to show motorised users clearly that the road is a shared space.
The Parish Council has nominated Gents Lane for this status as we feel that this would be of real benefit to the village and those who visit.
Residents who may be affected from this proposal have been leafleted and asked for their comments. However, if you wish to make any comments about this proposal at this initial stage, we would welcome these in writing either by email to the Parish Council Clerk – email@example.com. Comments can also be left in the post box at the Village Hall. The initial consultation period is from Tuesday 23rd March until Tuesday 6th April 2021. There will also be a remote public meeting on Monday 26th April 2021.
Update May 2021
The Parish Council has been involved in a County-wide project on Quiet Lanes. Following consultation with residents, Gents Lane was accepted for designation by the responsible body within County. The documents below provide more information on the purpose of Quiet Lanes. Some of these documents will be reproduced in a Designation Notice in the EADT on 24th May 2021.
Update June 2021
We are delighted to report that Cllr Richard Smith - MVO, the new SCC Cabinet Member for Strategic Highways matters, approved the recommendations from SCC Highways Safety for all the proposed lanes in Wave 1 to be designated. A formal notice of designation will be published in the EADT.
Therefore we are pleased to announce that Gents Lane has been approved and waiting for signage to be installed.
You can find out more about what this means here https://www.quietlanessuffolk.co.uk/
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The Parish of Shimpling in the county of Suffolk is in the Chadacre ward of Babergh District Council, and and lies within the parliamentary constituency of South Suffolk.
Our local parliamentary representative at Westminster is James Cartlidge MP.
Shimpling was described in 1870-72 in John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazeteer of England and Wales as:
"SHIMPLING, or Shimplingthorne, a parish, with a village, in Sudbury district, Suffolk; 4 miles NW by W of Lavenham r. station. It has a post-office under Bury-St-Edmunds. Acres 2,698. Real property £3,640. Pop., 500, Houses 111. The manor, with Chadacre Hall, belongs to Miss Hallifax. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely. Value £600. Patron, the Rev A. H. Bolton. The church is plain."
Historical information and map sourced from:
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Shimpling, in Babergh and Suffolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time. URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/7672
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