Dear Parishioner


Forestry England will be recommencing roadside tree safety felling on the A346 from Monday 18th October. The majority of trees to be felled are ash trees that are infected with 'Chalara Ash Dieback'.

The focus of their work will be to prevent trees / branches falling on the road. The tree line will move back in places, and the road will become lighter and more open as a result.

There will be 2-way traffic lights in place on weekdays only from 09:00 – 15:30 for the majority of the project. However, for the period 21st to 29th Octobercovering school half terms, when there will be no school traffic, the lights will be extended to 16:30. The exact location of the lights will change as the work progresses along the road.

The work programme is currently planned for 4 weeks, however this could be extended by further traffic signals and/or a full road closure. This will depend on progress over the next four weeks.

Felling is likely to start with the eastern verge from the top of Postern Hill to Leigh Hill, and then proceed back to Marlborough felling the western verge.



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Guy Singleton
Chairman, Savernake Parish Council

Notice Date: 20/10/2021