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LIB DEM AM WILLIAM POWELL SUPPORTS PETITION ON DANGEROUS CROSSING

February 7, 2012 4:57 PM
AM SUPPORTS PETITION ON DANGEROUS CROSSING
William Powell, Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for Mid and West Wales has added his support for a long running campaign to make the pedestrian crossing outside Harry Tuffin's store in Churchstoke safer for pedestrians.
Local road safety campaigner Rob Harper explained: "The problem is that the road is quite wide and straight through the village and many motorists pick up speed without thinking. The crossing itself is in a bit of a dip and isn't visible till the last 100m or so. The result has been a whole string of near misses for pedestrians".
Mr Richard Williams who has been campaigning on the issue for a number of years showed Mr Powell a number of photos illustrating the problem including speeding traffic and lorries routinely parking next to the crossing.
William Powell commented: "Local residents have been trying for many years to persuade the County Council to significantly upgrade the traffic calming measures here. Although some work has been done, this still remains a very dangerous spot.
"As Chair of the Assembly's Petitions Committee, I will be more than happy to receive the petition currently being organised by Rob Harper for delivery to the National Assembly for Wales."
Contact: William Powell AM 02920898718 or Rob Harper 01686 625527