Petition to: consider reducing the recently implemented 18 tonne weight limit on the Chobham Road railway bridge to a maximum of 7.5 tonnes. We are concerned that the large lorries pose a safety risk due to the narrow road over the bridge. Large vehicles are forced to cross the central double-white line on a bend where visibility is limited and oncoming traffic may not see them in time.

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We the undersigned petition The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead to consider reducing the recently implemented 18 tonne weight limit on the Chobham Road railway bridge to a maximum of 7.5 tonnes. We are concerned that the large lorries pose a safety risk due to the narrow road over the bridge. Large vehicles are forced to cross the central double-white line on a bend where visibility is limited and oncoming traffic may not see them in time. More details

More details from petition creator

Sunningdale residents and road users are noticing a marked increase in traffic, particularly heavy goods vehicles, travelling along the Chobham Road (B383). There is also the danger that construction traffic from the DERA development at Longcross will routinely use the Chobham Road.

The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead (RBWM) only has a few options for placing restrictions on a ‘B’ road but it freely acknowledges that this road, with its shops, houses and street parking, is completely inappropriate for use by heavy lorries.

In June, RBWM imposed an 18 tonne weight limit but it is difficult to tell which lorries are 18 tonne or heavier. The reduction to 7.5 tonnes would make it much clearer if a heavy lorry uses the road. There is also a danger posed by 18 tonne lorries on the bridge. Not only are they forced to cross the central white lines which is illegal but on-coming traffic can’t be seen due to the bend on the bridge.

The only answer is to restrict the size/weight of vehicles allowed on the road.

Current signatories

Councillor Mary Sayer, the petition creator, joined by:

  • Anne Brindle
  • Rosemarie Nash
  • Fiona Barker
  • Alex Nash
  • Antonia Nash
  • Simon Nash
  • Geraldine Osterdahl
  • Marcus Osterdahl
  • Keith Streams
  • stuart aitken
  • Robert Furness
  • Anne Furness
  • Andrew Jones
  • Angela Jones
  • Lee Tate
  • Follett
  • Kirsty Furness
  • Gary Evans
  • Michael Tworek
  • Heidi Tworek
  • isabel harding
  • Simon Wellings
  • John Leigh
  • Jenny Leigh
  • Lilly Evans
  • Anne Wellings
  • Patrick Buxton
  • Dion Beard
  • Andromahe Michael
  • Ralph S.Harris
  • Maureen Arundale
  • David Arundale
  • Neil A Foskett
  • Fiona Ringrose
  • Tracy Myers
  • Mary Gilgallon
  • Evelyn Somerville
  • Howard somerville
  • gudrun osseiran
  • Robert Ryan
  • Bob Brown
  • Jane Brett
  • Inge Lichter
  • George O'Grady
  • Barbara O,Grady
  • Rodger Whitelocke
  • Elizabeth Kondo
  • Frank Gosling
  • Claire Cherry
  • Chris Cherry
  • Blanka Willingham
  • Royston Maynard
  • Sally Ha so
  • Hazel Stanmore
  • Kim Pitcher
  • Virginia Seatree
  • Douglas Johnson-Poensgen
  • Juia Dowling
  • Thomas Johnson
  • Liam Graves
  • Gary Tworek
  • S R Barnes
  • Danny Long
  • Asa Wersall
  • Gayle Blackburn
  • Claire Barton
  • John Campbell
  • John Edge
  • Anne Holliday
  • sonya lippold
  • Jacqueline Faber
  • Michael Winslow
  • Philip Wood
  • David Allen
  • Penny Richmond-Dodd
  • Susan whitajer
  • H. Tyekiff
  • Jenny Bartlett
  • Bernard BARTLETT
  • Mikael Wersall
  • Gerard Tvedt
  • Michael C E Mossman
  • James Scott
  • JANET CAMPBELL
  • Bobbie Johnson
  • Malcolm Johnson
  • Becky Maxwell
  • JANET TVEDT
  • Juan Roel Moreno
  • Nelma Roel
  • Christian Roel Ferreira
  • Christian Nellemann
  • Edmund Edge
  • Sayonara Luxton
  • Simon Bergman
  • Shelley Hayman
  • Helen Cunningham
  • Jenny Condron
  • Victoria Goodhew
  • Lesley Smith
  • Keith Smith
  • Christopher Reason
  • Jon Backhouse
  • Angela Lee
  • Kharmie Neal
  • COLIN COOPER
  • MAIREAD GODFREY
  • Wendy backhouse
  • Robin wright
  • Maggie Graham
  • Elizabeth Campbell
  • Garry Campbell
  • Mr L W Phipps
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  • Christina Beard
  • Shirley Morton
  • Barbara Jordan
  • Andrew Lees
  • Jane Evans
  • Lucy Edgar
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  • Jane O'Kill
  • Felicity Edge
  • Janet Cottrell
  • Kelly Warren
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  • Liz Robbens
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  • Victoria Christopher
  • Linda McVean
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  • Christopher Warren
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