Traffic lights in Witham
UDC 31 August 1931, page 498
‘Automatic signals. The question of the provision of automatic light signals at the Collingwood Road and Maldon Road corners was raised, when it was resolved to refer the matter to the Public Health Committee for consideration and report.’
Braintree and Witham Times, 1 October 1931, page 3
‘Automatic light signals. The provision of automatic light signals at Collingwood Road and Maldon Road corners was considered, having been referred to the committee from the Council. It was resolved to make no recommendation at present in this matter’.
UDC Public Health Committee, 8 May 1935
page 13. Pedestrian Crossing scheme still with Ministry of Transport. Council’s scheme for three crossings now likely to be considered in conjunct with County Council’s proposal for ‘traffic Control lights’ at junction of Newland Street and Maldon Road.
UDC Water, Highways and Works Committee, 12 June 1935.
page 46. Pedestrian Crossings. Letter from Ministry of Transport, in view of County Council proposal to put traffic signals at Maldon Road and Newland Street junction, don’t need three pedestrian crossings. They suggest the following. Recommend agreeing.
- Newland Street
(a) north of Mill lane, near Mr Shelley’s blacksmith’s shop (as suggested by UDC)
(b) junction with Maldon Road in conjunction with the traffic signals.
- Across Maldon Road in conjunction with the traffic signals.
- Across Collingwood Road at the junction with Newland Street.
UDC Water, Highways and Works Committee, 18 September 1935
page 127. Order from Ministry of Transport approving pedestrian crossings in Newland Street and Collingwood Road received. Find out when Essex County Council plan to put up traffic lights at Maldon Road corner, because crossing there is to go with them.
UDC Public Health Committee, 12 November 1935 page 179.
Re. plan number 823 illuminated advert at Mr Winch’s shop in Newland Street. Defer for observation in connection with traffic lighting.
UDC Water, Highways and Works Committee, 16 September 1936
page 515. Bus stops. Congestion caused by cars parking. Especially between Bellamy’s chemist and Maldon Road traffic lights. So need to get car park signs and put them up and seal the formal order as soon as possible.
Braintree and Witham Times, 15 July 1937
Traffic lights – Bench thinks not in right place, lots of drivers have said they can’t see them.
Braintree and Witham Times, 2 Sept 1937, p.4
Ref to traffic lights at Maldon Road junction.
John Newman of 35 The Avenue recalls that when he arrived in Witham in 1945, the only traffic lights were at the Maldon Road junction. The ones at Collingwood Road came later.