The road map has been prepared from my copy of Microsoft Autoroute
with a few corrections. Note the A36 to the left hand side. Church, Abbey, and Ashes Lanes
meet the A36. The other lane Pipehouse Lane also meets the A36 but is one way-in
Church Lane is the existing main route motorists use to reach the A36 going to
Bath and Bristol and returning. There is no place to change
direction in Church lane, apart from by the church -three-point turns (3PT), where the narrow
lane leads to Middle Stoke. Or by using peoples' driveways to carry out 3PTs.
The photos were taken in 2005 and 2006.
Video films of journeys into
This means that parents dropping off children at the school who
are travelling from the Staples Hill direction would need to travel up Freshford
Lane and then either drive back via The Tyning or via Rosemary Lane. Or use the
private drive to the houses opposite the school, which is a dangerous manoeuvre
with small children nearby.
At present there are few parents who drive from the
Staples Hill direction. But there will inevitably be many children if 21
dwellings are approved for the Freshford Mill site. (Photo of flooded Rosemary
Lane and Freshford Mill bridge below)