Trial closure of West Approach Drive gates in Pittville

Published on 4th July 2019

pittville pump room

The two-week trial running from 1 to 14 July aims to address local concerns about Pittville Pump Room car park being used as a cut through from Evesham Road to Albert Road.

This is especially during peak times when children are on their way to school.

Cllr Andrew McKinlay member for development and safety says: “We’re running this trial to try to address concerns about child safety during the morning rush hour when parents drive their children to school when there are large numbers of youngsters also walking, scooting or cycling.

“We’ll be monitoring traffic numbers through the trial covering the morning school run as well as before events at the pump room.”

Residents and visitors are asked to email their feedback to pumproomgates.consultation@cheltenham.gov.uk by 20 July 2019.

Mike Redman director of environment continued: “Once we have the feedback we will look at the responses and issues highlighted, before deciding whether or not the arrangement should be made permanent.”

Historically, the pump room gates at West Approach Drive have been closed to vehicles. This is why visitors to the Pump Room are directed by the brown heritage road sign in Evesham Road via Hillcourt Road, Albert Road and East Approach Drive.


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