For many years the parish council sought ways to enhance the safety of pedestrians along Pilcot Road between The Crescent and the parish boundary into Dogmersfield. As traffic levels increased, the challenge to pedestrians became unacceptable.
Painting white lines along the roadway to indicate a pedestrian haven proved ineffective so, when funding became available as a result of intense parish council lobbying, a proposal was put forward for a proper footway along that length of highway.
With strong support from our District and County councillors and a lot of work by Hampshire Highways, a viable scheme was finally approved, accepted by riparian householders, and installed during 2014 to provide a 1.2m wide footway along the southern side of the roadway. This has proved most successful, thus hugely improving safety for those who walk from Crookham Village to Dogmersfield and especially to Dogmersfield School.
Regrettably, there is no easy way to link this new footway with existing footways in Dogmersfield, so there remains a short stretch of unimproved pedestrian access between the parish boundary and the Queens Head public house.