St Paul’s Methodist Church – traffic diversion route – update 9 March 19

TRAFFIC DIVERSION ROUTE FOR ROCHDALE ROAD CLOSURE

Due to the inconvenience the temporary waiting restrictions are creating for residents who live on the diversion route, a meeting has taken place with the Transport Managers at the Distribution Centres to see if alternative routes can be used through the centre of Shaw, in an evening period, when traffic flows have reduced.

The distribution centres have advised that an instruction has been given to their drivers to use a combination of Eastway, High Street and Westway from 8pm in the evening until 8am,  In view of this the legal order for the waiting restrictions along Beal Lane, Grains Road, Hillside Avenue and Buckstones Road is being amended to reflect the changes so residents can park near to their homes from 8pm – 8am.

Arrangements are being made to have the signs changed, which will hopefully be completed by Monday (11th March).  When the new signs appear , if you need the use of the highway to park you can do so between the hours of 8pm – 8 am.

Due to the use of Westway and Eastway in the evening period it will be necessary to prevent parking from 8pm – 8am along Westway ( High Street to Farrow Street East) and prohibit waiting at any time along the full length of Eastway.

For more information please visit:
https://www.shawroytonmethodist.org.uk/st-pauls-shaw.html
Email: RSCDistrictTeam@oldham.gov.uk
Highways Contact Centre 0161 770 4325
Councillor Chris Gloster E: chris.gloster@oldham.gov.uk T: 01706 847709

St Paul’s Methodist Church – update 8 March 19

THE METHODIST CHURCH HAVE SET UP THEIR OWN WEB PAGE TO KEEP PEOPLE UPDATED

It can be found at: https://www.shawroytonmethodist.org.uk/st-pauls-shaw.html

This will be the primary point of contact for those who wish to have news of progress regarding the building and other matters.


The phone number should the lights at the junction of Buckstones Road/Milnrow fail to work correctly is:  Amberon on 0845 371 5050.


COPY OF LETTER SENT TO DISTRIBUTION CENTRES LAST WEEK

Just a quick note to thank you all for your support in making alternative arrangements for the diversion routes which we have had to put in place following the partial collapse of the chapel in Shaw.

As the vehicles are redirected through residential areas, with schools also along the routes, could you please reinforce the need to all your drivers to  reduce their speeds. We have had a number of reports from concerned residents which whilst they understand the need for the diversions are concerned at the speeds at which the vehicles are passing through which in turn necessitates the use of brakes.

Your help on this issue is again appreciated.


For more information please visit:
https://www.shawroytonmethodist.org.uk/st-pauls-shaw.html
Email: RSCDistrictTeam@oldham.gov.uk
Highways Contact Centre 0161 770 4325
Councillor Chris Gloster E: chris.gloster@oldham.gov.uk T: 01706 847709

St Paul’s Methodist Church – update

COPY OF TEXT OF LETTER ISSUED TO PEOPLE ON DIVERSION ROUTE ON FRIDAY 1ST MARCH.  More copies will be distributed on a wider basis from Monday.

Any new information or updates I will share as soon as I can.

Following the partial collapse of the roof, the church is now set to begin dismantling the front elevation in order to make it safe and enable essential repairs.

Over the next few weeks, scaffolding will be put in place so that the necessary works can be undertaken.

So that work can take place safely, the road closure on Rochdale Road from Crompton Way to Collinge Street will remain in place.

Once work has started we will have a better understanding of how long the road closures and diversions will be in place and we will keep you updated via the council’s website and social media.

Please be assured that the closures will be reopened at the earliest opportunity.

The diversion is along Eastway, Beal Lane, Grains Road, Hillside Avenue and Buckstones Road.

Shaw Market will take place on Thursdays and all businesses are open as usual.

For more information please visit https://bit.ly/2Em5xuO

Email: RSCDistrictTeam@oldham.gov.uk

Highways Contact Centre 0161 770 4325

Councillor Chris Gloster E:chris.gloster@oldham.gov.uk  T: 01706 847709

We thank you all for your patience during this period of disruption.