Traffic/Tourist Strategy

Traffic and Tourism Steering Group

The Parish Council are becoming increasing concerned over the volume of traffic and visitors to the area, and the impact it is having on village life.

Residents have told us that it is rapidly becoming an increasing problem for them, effecting their quality of life.

In view of the complaints, we commissioned a survey asking the residents of Wentworth, and the surrounding hamlets, to detail the issues they are facing, highlighting any hotspots, and suggesting recommendations for improvement.

The report was published in July 21 and shared with stakeholders; you can find a copy of the report by clicking Parish Council Traffic & Tourism Steering Group

In order to progress the findings and recommendations we formed a multi-agency steering group with representation from;

  • Wentworth Parish Council
  • Wentworth Garden Centre
  • Wentworth Estate Office
  • Wentworth Woodhouse
  • Wentworth Village Association
  • Wentworth Residents Association
  • 2 Local Residents
  • Rotherham Council Transportation Section
  • 1 Borough Councillor

The inaugural meeting was on 6 October 2021. You can find a copy of the minutes here xxxx

We are meeting again in the New Year with the aim of developing a multi-agency strategy to alleviate and improve traffic and visitor management in the Parish.

Here’s what we have achieved to date.

You said We did Lead Organisation
Speeding traffic is an issue on Main Street

 

 

We asked RMBC to undertake a Traffic Speed and Flow Survey. This will be actioned, and results shared with the Parish Council RMBC/PC
Speeding traffic is an issue on Cortworth Lane

 

 

We asked RMBC to undertake a Traffic Speed and Flow Survey. This will be actioned, and results shared with the Parish Council RMBC/PC
There needs to be a visual deterrent on Cortworth lane to slow traffic down We asked RMBC to put up a Vehicle Activated Sign. A sign will be in situ by March 2022 RMBC
Access to Church Drive is often hindered by parked cars We met with the Estate Office and signs are in production highlighting the public car park behind the school. Estates Office
Parking on Clayfield Lane is an issue, with people visiting Wentworth Woodhouse We agreed with the Woodhouse that they will include a map detailing all parking facilities on their website to encourage visitors to use their car parks rather than park on Clayfields Lane or in residential areas

As you can see, we’ve made a great start, but this is only the beginning, we know that some of the interventions suggested by residents are aspirational and we have to take a realistic approach, managing expectations. When we have developed the strategy, we will be consulting with residents, so keep an eye on the website to find out more.

If you have any specific issues that you would like the Parish Council to address in terms of traffic and tourism please email cllrhawleywpc@gmail.com