Tuesday, 30 December 2014

2015 Year of decision

Elections for Town, District and a General election.
In May 2015 there will be a General Election, elections for Arundel Town Council and District elections for Arun District Council.

I have stood as a Councillor since 2003 and in my election material in 2011

I pledged to support flood protection and this will be achieved in 2019 with the governments announcement of support for the LTRAS flood defences for Arundel,

I pledged to campaign for traffic calming in Pearson road, Canada Road and Jarvis Road, this will be achieved later in 2015 with two 20Mph zones one in the new town and one in the old town,

I pledged to campaign for an Arundel By Pass using the pink blue route and the government has pledged £250M for an off-line solution using the DOT's proffered route (Pink Blue route)

I also pledged to campaign for a cycle path from Arundel to Ford Station and this is a work in progress, and I hope we can get the money to provide this,

I pledged to continue with a weekly refuse collection, this was achieved and we will continue with that.

The one failure is a HGV ban on Ford road, but if the By-pass goes ahead then Ford Road will become a dead end and create a peaceful enclave of most of the New Town, so I ask that if you think I have done a good job then vote for me in May 2015, if you don't think I have done a good job then you have to consider voting for an alternative candidate,

I know not everyone agree's with my views, but hopefully you can respect my work ethic and my commitment to Arundel and the surrounding villages, democracy is a wonderful thing and we should celebrate that we can make a free choice,

I am green by instinct, but also commercially minded, hopefully something you will  & can support.

Until next month

Paul Dendle is Arundel Ward & Cabinet Member on Arun District Council. His web site is www.pauldendle.org and his email is pauldendle@aol.com

Monday, 1 December 2014

Governments £350M announcement on the A27 (Extract from the report)

I welcome the governments announcement on the A27 improvements which include an offline solution for an Arundel By-Pass, the important thing to remember is that there will be a public enquiry and full public consultation, the route which is still to be decided will start with the preferred route e.g. the Pink Blue route (Option A), the design and final details are all still to be decided, I welcome an open debate on this and would hope the Town Council can organise a balanced public meeting of local people from the existing Arundel ward..
Pink Blue route (Option A).

For info This is in Page 21 of the governments document which I have cut and pasted into this post.

"The A27
The A27 is the only east-west trunk road south of the M25. It links the key coastal urban areas between Portsmouth and Eastbourne with each other and the rest of the SRN. Over three quarters of a million people are concentrated in the urbanised coastal area. The route also runs along and through the South Downs National Park.

Over 60% of the 67 miles length of road is dual carriageway, while four stretches of the road remain single carriageway at Arundel, Worthing and east of Lewes. The local economy has strengths in advanced engineering, tourism and other sectors and has accommodated substantial growth over the past decade. Over 60,000 new homes and substantial employment growth are expected to be developed over
the next 15 years along the coast.

There are a variety of short and long distance trips along the route, but few travelling end to-end along the A27. The towns and cities attract additional traffic during the morning and evening peak hours and there are also seasonal increases in traffic. So, our aim is to address congestion at key hotspots, the delays for road users, separation of communities – notably in Arundel, Worthing and Lancing – air pollution, and an above average number of accidents. We are therefore announcing an investment package worth around £350 million and consisting of the following:

●● A27 Arundel bypass – a new dual carriageway bypass to link together the
two existing dual carriageway sections of the road. The starting point will be the
previous preferred route, subject to consultation with the National Park
Authority, local government and the public on this, and alternative options.

●● A27 Worthing and Lancing improvements – improvements to the capacity of the road and junctions along the stretch of single carriageway in Worthing and narrow lane dual carriageway in Lancing. The extent and scale of the improvements, including the option of full dualling, are to be agreed in
consultation with West Sussex County Council and the public.

●● A27 East of Lewes
– funding set aside pending further work on capacity increases following review of long term
growth plans in light of any recommendation made by the Airports Commission.
We will also develop sustainable transport measures at Arundel, Worthing, Lancing and
East of Lewes

Support an Offline Bypass

Support an Offline Bypass
Arundel desperately needs an offline bypass

Arundel video

Should Councillors be more active on Social Media

Your Council

Your Council
Arun District Councillors first meeting after election

Need a hotel

Option A Pink blue route for Arundel By-Pass

Option A Pink blue route for Arundel By-Pass