September 30th, 2016

Crossing outside children’s centre in Sidemoor is finally done after campaigning

Crossing outside children’s centre in Sidemoor is finally done after campaigning Crossing outside children’s centre in Sidemoor is finally done after campaigning

A ZEBRA crossing and road safety markings are to be repainted on a dangerous road outside a children’s centre after a six-month delay.

Local resident Steven Mills called The Standard this week to complain residents were still waiting for road safety signs to be repainted on Broad Street – a busy road outside Pear Tree Children’s Centre in Sidemoor – despite being told back in May the work would be done.

A Worcestershire County Council spokesperson told the Standard yesterday ‘weather permitting’ the signs would be painted today.

However, Mr Miles said there had been a number of ‘near miss incidents’ over the last six months, with cars speeding in the area.

He said the area had continued to be a danger zone to pedestrians, especially children, who used it everyday and parents wanted signs painted before a child was seriously injured or killed.

A petition signed by 56 residents was delivered to Coun Christopher Bloore in May this year.

Mr Bloore took the request of residents to get road safety signs painted to the county council and despite the exchange of several e-mails and telephone calls confirming work will be carried out – it has taken six months for the council to finally confirm road safety signs will be painted.

A Worcestershire County Council spokesperson said this type of work did not usually take so long to implement.

However, upon further investigation, he told the Standard: “The reason for the delay is because of weather and again because when they attended the site there were vehicles parked so they were not able to lay the lines. Weather permitting they will be laid tomorrow.

“We have apologised to Mr Bloore about the delay in getting the signs re-painted.”

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