P-05-767 A487 Trunk Road Through Tre-Taliesin: Urgent Need for Effective Speed-Calming Measures – Correspondence from the Petitioner to the Committee, 27.11.17

Dear Petitions Committee

Ref: Petition P-05-767

We would be grateful if the Petitions Committee could consider our response to the Minister's reply dated 6th November:

From the outset we are very disappointed by the Minister's reply in which he effectively tells us that his 'Agent' is too busy to meet with us. His response fails to understand the substantial contribution that our voluntary community group has been making to try to reduce speeding vehicles through Taliesin and Tre 'r' Ddol and the importance of his 'Agent' engaging, listening and fully taking into account our 'on the ground' contribution.

All of us in the Taliesin and Tre 'r' Ddol community, also lead very busy lives. Yet in addition to the many local actions we have undertaken including coordinating very well attended public meetings to discuss and plan road-calming measures and obtaining police and local and national politician support; we have also since the summer implemented our community speed watch scheme which takes place on a regular basis, in partnership with Dyfed Powys police.

Our plans for speed-calming measures involve the whole of the community, have been achieved by democratic process, and it is only right that the Minister instructs his 'Agent' to meet with us and to carefully consider our evidence-based plans as part of their survey and assessment process. We live with the daily impact of speeding HGV's and other vehicles along the A487 through both villages and have experience, knowledge and valuable insight which can inform the Welsh Government's planning process. We therefore deserve to be treated with respect and listened to by the Welsh Government's 'Agent'.

We would therefore be very grateful if the Petition Committee could again request that the Minister instruct his Agent to meet with us as part of their planning process.

With appreciation for your help so far.

Kind Regards

Antony Foulkes