Healthy Streets survey in Iver High Street due to start

A community survey to find out from Iver residents and businesses about the impact of traffic on the High Street starts on Monday 28 September.

The one-week survey is being undertaken by Tracis on behalf of Buckinghamshire Council. Tracis will be following the Government coronavirus guidelines to ensure the safety of people wanting to take part in the survey.

Councillor Nick Naylor, Cabinet Member for Transport said: “The survey of 100 or so residents will be the basis for a Healthy Streets Assessment. This well-established approach assesses the area against ten criteria and helps us understand the issues that affect people’s experience of using a street and spending time there. This can be used to help consider what changes could be made to improve the experience and will establish a baseline of the community, environment and health difficulties currently faced in Iver.

"Critically this survey would capture the community’s view of both Iver High Street and how traffic from projects such as the Western Rail Link to Heathrow (WRLtH) could affect its use.”

Councillor Dr Wendy Matthews, Ward Member for Iver said: “Together with my member colleagues who represent this area (Cllrs Jilly Jordan, Paul Griffin, Luisa Sullivan and Ray Sangster) we fully back this vital survey to find out what the issues are in Iver High Street and to find how we can best address issues like parking on the pavements by shoppers and workers which means it can be difficult for larger / HGVs to pass along the High Street. We hope many of our residents get involved and have their say about their High Street. We want it to be a safe and healthy place to live, work and shop for us now and in the future.”

The results of the survey will be produced by the end of October and shared with the Iver Community Board helping to shape policy and planning decisions and mitigate the impacts of future planned development.