The first petition I want to present concerns a major improvement to the A45 in my constituency and the Chowns Mill roundabout. The petition is a result of the efforts of Dudley Hughes, who suggested the idea of a listening campaign, which was very ably led by Tom Pursglove, who is the Conservative parliamentary candidate for Corby.
The petition states:
The Humble Petition of the residents of Wellingborough, Rushden and East Northamptonshire and the surrounding areas,
That the Petitioners believe that the heavy traffic congestion on the A45 between Stanwick and the A14 at the Chowns Mill Roundabout is unacceptable because there are numerous accidents which result in serious injury and loss of life and further that the Petitioners believe that the main A road delays between the M1 and the A14 cause economic damage to the local and regional economy.
Wherefore your Petitioners pray that your Honourable House urges the Department for Transport to encourage Northamptonshire County Council and East Northamptonshire District Council to work together to ensure, as a matter of urgency, that the A45 is dualled between Stanwick and the A14 and that significant improvements are made to the Chowns Mill Roundabout including grade separation.
And your Petitioners, as duty bound, will ever pray, &c.