Pinewood road used as rat run

Lor­ries warned about cut through

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Jack Abell jack.abell@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

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.

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