Tuesday 5 June 2012

Google Maps update

I was pleased to receive an email response from Google Maps this week.  I wrote to them a few months ago pointing out vehicles can no longer drive along the entire length of Gravel Hill as it was closed permanently a couple of years ago.  Their email confirmed they've updated their records accordingly.

My and other residents' concern was that vehicles, especially emergency ones, could be delayed by following Google Maps' incorrect instruction to drive along Gravel Hill to get between Kidmore Road and Emmer Green only to be confronted by bollards blocking their route.

Another concern was lorries unsuitable for this narrow country road coming from Emmer Green were being caught out, then finding it difficult to turn around at the bollards near the old farmhouse and sometimes damaging the fencing or grass banks.

I hope this correction will be beneficial.