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Volume 735: debated on Thursday 6 July 2023

Laughton Common Footpath and Speed Reduction Scheme

I rise to deliver a petition on behalf of my constituents in Rother Valley, calling on Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council to install proper road safety measures to protect people who are using Laughton Common Road, and Rother Valley roads more widely. This follows the tragic death of a young man named Josh, who was killed earlier this year. The petition, signed by nearly 1,400 of my constituents, will work to ensure no such tragedy happens again and demands that Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council does more to save lives on our roads.

The petition states:

The petition of residents of the constituency of Rother Valley,

Declares that road safety and traffic calming measures must be installed on Laughton Common Road; notes that the safety of the bridge on this road must be assessed and strengthened; further declares that a safe footpath between Laughton Common and Thurcroft must be installed following the loss of life on Laughton Common Road in the last few weeks.

The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons call on the Government to urge Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council to install speed monitoring devices on this road and provide a footpath between Laughton Common and Thurcroft.

And the petitioners remain, etc.