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Make Epping Forests Roads safer for use

Review and address the road safety issues for Horse Riders, pedestrians and cyclists in and around the Epping Forest area of Epping Forest district. 

For many years repeated requests have been made for a crossing at Honey Lane to no avail and recently there has been a double fatal Horse accident plus cycling accidents in the near vacinity.

There have been recent traffic schemes such as Red lines delivered and expired at significant cost upond private land owners request and we the undersigned wish to petition the council to stop focusing on private requests and look towards making the roads safer to use in and around the forest rather than support income generation schemes like car parking charges.


We need an overall assesment and delivery of suitable traffic schemes that enable safe use of the roads around the forest.

Not Specified
Thursday, 3 February 2022
Tuesday, 31 May 2022
Epping Forest Forum
This petition currently has 112 signatures in total.
Petition Signatories
112 electronic signatures
 Page 3 of 12, items 21 to 30 of 112.
Martin Clack
Mel Clark
Charlotte Clibbens
Rosemary Coffey
Nicola Collingwood
Nikki Collyer
Claire Coomber
Susan Coughlan
Rebekah Dawson
Mark Dine
This petition has been reviewed and the following response has been offered:

Dear Epping Forest Forum


Thank you for your online petition regarding road safety concerns around the Epping Forest area.


The following Local Highways Panel (LHP) Scheme is selected in the area to address width restriction and signage which was funded in 21/22:


  1. Old Shire Lane, Honey Lane, Farthingdale Lane and Stoney Bridge Drive, Waltham Abbey - HGV movement


The two below potential schemes have been submitted to the LHP by the Essex County Councillor Cllr Kane and are being reviewed as schemes:


1. Leverton School Honey Lane, Waltham Abbey - Traffic Calming

2. A121 Honey Lane, The Volunteer, Waltham Abbey - Relocate bus stop


I can confirm that there are over 6 different types of schemes submitted to the LHP since 2016 to the present day.


We would need to know more specifically about a crossing for what area along Honey Lane ? And this would need to be submitted via a scheme request by the County Councillor as the request for ‘delivery of traffic schemes to enable safe use of the roads around the forest’ is too generic.


It is advised to contact your County Councillor and the below scheme request can be completed.




I trust this information is of assistance.


Kind regards


Cllr Lee Scott

Portfolio Holder for Highways Maintenance and Sustainable Transport’

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31/03/2022 12:37Unregistered UserPetition Signed: Peter HurwoodPetition Active
31/03/2022 11:29Unregistered UserPetition Signed: Charlotte ClibbensPetition Active
31/03/2022 09:42Unregistered UserPetition Signed: Sarah OakleyPetition Active
31/03/2022 09:24Unregistered UserPetition Signed: Adrian HutchinsPetition Active
31/03/2022 08:46Unregistered UserPetition Signed: Gregg SuePetition Active
31/03/2022 08:08Unregistered UserPetition Signed: Tina BassettPetition Active
30/03/2022 13:34Unregistered UserPetition Signed: Mrs D GillespiePetition Active
21/03/2022 12:17Unregistered UserPetition Signed: Tiffany LeviPetition Active
21/03/2022 09:36Unregistered UserPetition Signed: Mike BlackettPetition Active
21/03/2022 09:35Unregistered UserPetition Signed: Matthew BarnettPetition Active
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