Surprisingly for an area of narrow streets mainly on a hillside between two good main roads, the Back Garden is used as a through route and short cut by lorries and cars. Often the lorries are too big and the cars travelling too fast or in the wrong direction on one way streets.
The lorry issue affects Western Street and Cross Street, but it is often most visible on Prospect Hill. If you have examples from other streets please add a comment below.
The plan for Prospect Hill is to
(a) extend the residents parking towards Cross Street on both sides of the Hill where possible to make it obvious the Hill is narrow;
(b) placing narrow street signs at the bottom of the Hill
(c) replacing the vandalised tree at the bottom of the Hill to further make it clear that this is a residential area and visually narrow the approach.
North Street seems to be most afflicted by speeding cars and by cars travelling down it in the wrong way. Disturbingly if a vehicle is going the wrong way along North Street it most likely has ignored the one way system elsewhere in the Back Garden.
Please add a comment below if you have experienced speeding cars or cars ignoring road signs. Or get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org