A request for support from members of the public concerned about tourism related traffic congestion in the Staffordshire Moorlands.
Some of our councillors don’t appear to accept that existing levels of tourism generate considerable traffic issues at busy times in the Churnet Valley across a variety of routes and hot spot locations, including, Tittersworth, Rudyard, The Roches, Oakamoor and Alton. For some time now Whiston Action Group has been gathering video and photographic evidence of existing traffic congestion throughout the Churnet Valley, showing that encouragement of further traffic pressure on our fragile road infrastructure is inappropriate.
WAG intends to expand and develop the evidence base of what increased tourism is already doing to our roads in the Moorlands, and seeks the support of members of the public. In this day and age of mobile camera technology it is easy to take a photo of any clogged roads you see whilst you are out and about.
WAG asks that you miss no opportunity to take those photos AND IF YOU HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY TO DO SO SEND THE PICTURES DIRECTLY TO COUNCILLOR SYBIL RALPHS AND ANY OTHER COUNCILLORS YOU WANT.
Please keep a note of the date, time and venue of the photos and let WAG know so that the data can be collated. There will be no need to forward the pictures to WAG as long as you preserve your own copy in case it is needed later.
This is an ongoing project and applies throughout the Churnet Valley for the next twelve months. Your contribution can help WAG fight inappropriate council proposals that are likely to exacerbate an already unacceptable situation.