Monday 4 November saw a degree of traffic chaos in the High Street.
Firstly the constant, two-way flow of large Nelson lorries. The flow is continuous and is at peak time disrupting the flow of traffic – particularly in the area of the Pub/Murray Cottage.
Secondly at 16.10 today a large 55-seater coach, owned by Clegg & Brooking (VRN: N583 GBW) also brought traffic to a stand still. This is regular run and the coach is always empty so why come through the village? Clegg & Brooking operate from the petrol station on the Salisbury Road at Middle Wallop Airfield.
Thirdly a large container with RTS on the side (VRN: OSR 8847). Traffic grid lock, again, back beyond traffic calming on Andover Road.
In all incidents traffic was stopped and forced to use Chalk Pit Lane.
A formal request has been made for Nelson lorries to work a one-way system with empty lorries coming through Monxton, which will mean slightly less vibration due to lighter lorries.