FOR INFO: Gardens for Pleasure Competition in 2020

Gardens for Pleasure Competition in 2020

The Parish Council very much regrets that for the first time in 36 years it has not been possible to hold our Annual Higham Gardens for Pleasure Competition in 2020.

Some parishioners have opted for a simple garden display this year, others have not attempted to plant out their usual pots. It has therefore been decided that, as this year is exceptional, the fairest thing to do to ensure a level playing field is to not proceed further with the competition this year.

We are sorry for this disappointment but (fingers crossed) we very much hope to be able to stage the competition as usual next year. If you are not familiar with the annual competition, please follow the link below for our Garden for Pleasure Competition page:

Gardens for Pleasure Competition


Higham Parish Council

 

FOR ACTION: Review of The Highway Code to improve road safety for cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders

The Department of Transport have opened a consultation seeking the UK’s views on proposed changes to The Highway Code to improve safety for vulnerable road users, particularly the groups of:

  • cyclists
  • pedestrians
  • horse riders

The main alterations to the code being proposed are:

  • introducing a hierarchy of road users which ensures that those road users who can do the greatest harm have the greatest responsibility to reduce the danger or threat they may pose to others
  • clarifying existing rules on pedestrian priority on pavements, to advise that drivers and riders should give way to pedestrians crossing or waiting to cross the road,
  • providing guidance on cyclist priority at junctions to advise drivers to give priority to cyclists at junctions when travelling straight ahead
  • establishing guidance on safe passing distances and speeds when overtaking cyclists and horse riders

Higham Parish Council are urging our parishioners to have their say in this consultation as cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders are well represented in the area and particularly as the activities mentioned are very popular in and around our village.

Please follow the link below for all of the details on how to respond:

Gov.uk - Review of The Highway Code to improve road safety for cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders

The consultation closes at


The Parish Council