Make Hungerford Road, Edgerton Safe!
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We are calling for Hungerford Road in Edgerton to be gritted regularly during periods of adverse weather and for speed controls to be installed.
We appreciate the council is under pressure financially, but as a business that has been present on Hungerford Road for 8 years, we have witnessed multiple crashes that could have been prevented.
As you know, the road is incredibly busy leading to the A629 and up towards the hospital and Marsh/Lindley areas. It is used as a cut through for hundreds of commuters and for access for our Children's Nursery as well as Ramsden's Solicitors. It is on a steep hill and there are often pedestrians including parents and young children using the road and pavements.
In the last 8 years our boundary wall has been crashed in to 11 times. Not to mention the numerous other incidents taking place on the road; many caused by ice (2 just in the last 2 months alone), as the road has not been gritted, the others by speeding and dangerous driving.
Thankfully no one has been severely injured, but this seems inevitable if no action is taken.
The local residents met with a representative from the Council in 2014 after numerous complaints, but we were told that no speed restrictions (speed bumps, speed limits, signage etc) would be granted at that time, as no deaths had been caused. Surely it is better to be preventative than reactionary when it comes to the safety of people's lives, homes and businesses.
We are calling for Hungerford Road in Edgerton to be gritted regularly during periods of adverse weather and for speed controls to be installed!
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