The crossing has now been repainted and the zig zag lines that were causing the confusion have been painted so as to make clear their intent - well done the council officer who met with us you actually did what you said you were going to do.
Following concerns raised by residents about the safety of the crossing in Vinery Road - particularly how difficult it is for drivers to see people, particularly children, who may be preparing to cross and how difficult it is for children to see if the road is clear before they cross - Dave and the team at Romsey Labour knocked on every doors in Vinery Road and collected signatures for a petition calling for a safety audit.
As a result of your concerns we collected over 100 signatures and this Tuesday 4th February I was able to meet with an officer of the council and he suggested a number of improvements that have now been implemented and this is both impressive in the way the council officer acted and in the terms of how dangerous he must have believed the crossing was. It also goes to show that when we knock on your door to listen that we actually do.
The crossing at school time - now clear and real visibility both for cars and for pedestrians.
What has been done
• all crossing markings are repainted
• on the park side of the crossing a small barrier is set up to prevent cars mounting the pavement
• the zigzag lines now make clear that it is illegal to park anywhere in the approach to the crossing
Before: parked cars obstruct the view of the crossing and those who want to cross
After: a clear repainted crossing that is visible
Despite the consultation some people were unhappy at the loss of car parking spaces.
It is important to point out that some people have complained about the lost parking spaces and lack of consultation - this is sad because this was an accident waiting to happen and in regard to consultation I knocked on every door in Vinery Road to collect the signatures for the petition and delivered two street letters to update people. This is a difficult issue that points to the second biggest problem that people bring up on the doorstep - car parking.
Whilst the official was on site we were also able to discuss the lack of street cleaning in the area and the two spots close to the crossing where a depression has meant large puddles of water accumulate.
It is anticipated that all these difficulties will be overcome ASAP - if not in this financial year then the next.
Dave Baigent, Romsey Labour Organiser AND Candidate - Fighting for Romsey!
96 Cavendish Road,
Cambridge, CB1 3AF
Dave.Baigent@fitting-in.com Tel 07802 495 329
We are having an open meeting on the 24th March at Ross Street Community Centre at 7.30 pm about the student accommodation for 331 students proposed for mill road - follow this link
Next Ward Meeting is 13th March
There is a lot going on this month including viewing of the Co-op site, quiz and pizza event and canvassing - contact Dave for details
Mill Road Winter Fair
The team at Romsey Labour Party are not only about politics we also join in community events. For example we ran a tombola at Mill Road Winter Fair. This was largely supported by the shop keepers in Romsey who provided prizes. Not only did we have a fun day we also raised over £240 for Romsey Mill.
Thanks to everyone who supported us. :)
Thanks to the following shopkeepers for your support
The Barbers Shop CUT & BLOW DRY
Halls of Cambridge (Locksmiths) 3 Keys Cut
Tanning World One Session
Earl of Beaconsfield Pizza and two drinks
Black Cat Coffee and a cake
The Broadway Florists A Cyclamen Plant
Bush 1 Bottle
Claud Butler Bike Service
Tax Assist Accountants 1 Bottle
Coop Supermarket 2 Tins of Sweets
Coop Chemists Beads
Romsey Town Post Office Banana Sweets
Broadway Dry Cleaners 1 Pair of Trousers (cleaned)
Snakatak/Broadway Buttery 1 Coffee and a Sandwich
Fabu Tan Spray Tan
Chicken Rush 1 Meal
Limoncello Bottle of Limencello
Otto Café 2 coffee and cake
Inspirations Shape and Polish Nails
Frameworks £10 voucher
Romsey Action Book
Cut Price Carpets Seasonal Mat
Mill Road Butchers £10 voucher
ROMSEY LABOUR PARTY Bottle Sparkling Wine, 2 boxes chocolates, 2 soaps and skin oils