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Traffic Management (Essex)

Volume 487: debated on Monday 2 February 2009

I will be brief so that the House can rise and staff can get home in the snow.

The borough and county councillors have known of, but ignored, the poor junction design at Climmen road, resulting in numerous accidents and, we now hear, injuries. Borough Councillor Alan Partridge says he was aware of visibility problems, but that is simply not good enough. I demand action from those councillors and I congratulate Samantha Mitchell and her superb fellow residents on producing this petition. It states:

The Petition of Samantha Mitchell and local residents,

Declares that residents are deeply concerned about the safety of the road design at the junction of Climmen Road and Central Wall Road and have noted many accidents at this roundabout junction including injury accidents involving children, and therefore call on the Borough and County councillors to listen to residents and improve the road design in consultation with residents.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to review its guidance to local councils on the design of road junctions where mini roundabouts are used and to ask the local authority to investigate this particular junction and to implement a new and safer scheme after full and detailed consultation with residents.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.