Active Neighbourhood Engagement – Heatons

Closed 23 Oct 2020

Opened 7 Sep 2020

Feedback updated 3 Jun 2021

We asked

Residents were given the opportunity to leave comments on whether they support the introduction of an Active Neighbourhood in Heatons.

An Active Neighbourhood aims to enable residents to make short trips on foot, by cycle or by public transport, instead of jumping in their car. Active Neighbourhoods also seek to make our roads safer for everyone as well.

You said

A 7-week engagement exercise was carried out in September-October 2020. This gave the local community an opportunity to comment on whether they may support the introduction of Active Neighbourhood features, and, in particular, where the key issues are that are concerning them and where they think new measures would be of benefit.

An extensive leaflet drop was undertaken to approximately 16,000 properties, supplemented by on-street signage, posters, a press release and social media schedule.

Support was shown for the adoption of traffic slowing measures such as reducing speed limits, speed bumps and speed cameras. Traffic calming measures for roads such as Manchester Road were also suggested to ensure safety and to prevent speeding. The adoption of School Streets was also a popular suggestion.

We did

Officers intend to present Active Neighbourhood trial proposals to Committee which, subject to approvals, are planned to take place in late summer 2021. The process of identifying areas for potentially hosting trials is underway.

Overview

Active Neighbourhood Engagement – Heatons

A seven-week engagement period, beginning on Monday, September 7 and ending on Friday, October 23, will give residents the opportunity to leave comments on whether they support the introduction of an Active Neighbourhood in the Heatons.

An Active Neighbourhood aims to enable residents to make short trips on foot, by cycle or by public transport, instead of jumping in their car. Active Neighbourhoods also seek to make our roads safer for everyone as well.