Pinewood road used as rat run
Lorries warned about cut through
PEOPLE living near Pinewood Studios are being encouraged to report any lorries using their road as a rat run.
Work on the first phase of the studios’s new development began earlier this year, with the site in Pinewood Road being expanded and a section of the work taking place on what was green belt land.
New filming facilities and sound stages are being constructed which the studio says will enable it to continue to attract top productions from around the world.
People living in nearby Pinewood Green, many of whom objected to the development, have been told their road is a no-go area for traffic accessing the site, and have been told to report any trucks or other vehicles which are using their road to cut through to where the studio extension is being built.
The main contractors, McAlpine, have issued all vehicles with windscreen stickers which they must display in order to get onto the site.
The stickers also show which routes should be taken, and marks Pinewood Green and the surrounding area as being off limits to heavy goods vehicles.
Neighbours are now being told to look out for any vehicles in their road with the stickers displayed.
Sylvie Lowe, who headed the Stop Project Pinewood Campaign, and who lives in Pinewood Green said: “They are not meant to be using this road. It has been agreed that they do not do that.
“If they do, it will cause problems for people living here, and will be dangerous as well.
“If any one sees any vehicles with that ticket displayed, they should report it straight away.”
McAlpine has a warning system in place of yellow and red cards which will be issued to drivers who are breaking the rules, with persistent offenders set to be banned from the site.
They will also be alerted if anyone with the sticker is seen parking inconsiderately at the Thornbridge Road shops.
Anyone who sees any vehicles breaking the rules is asked to call the McAlpine hotline on 07581 002 957 or to call Iver Parish Council on 01753 655 331.
NEW FRIENDS: Ruby Hawkins (Year 2), Rosie Marshall and Alexandra Thornhill (Year 3) of the First Gayhurst Brownies group A NEW branch of the Brownies has opened up at a village school.
Parents at Gayhurst School have started up the First Gayhurst Brownies, with two mothers taking on the roles of Brown Owl and Tawny Owl.
The first meeting took place on Monday, April 27 and 10 girls have joined up, not just from Gayhurst School but from other primary schools in the area.
Michelle Upton, spokesman for the school said: “The inaugural meeting started off by playing a few getting to know each other games, and then the girls were taken off to the adventure playground in Gayhurst School’s grounds for a scavenger hunt.”
The fun packed first meeting was finished off with everyone singing a song.
The rest of the the term will see the girls taking part in a sports day, a pyjama party and exploring the outdoors.