April 10, 2009
Berrow villagers to hold new protest over Coast Road safety
of mass protest like this one in Berrow last summer are set to
be repeated next month when angry villagers step up their campaign
to get safety improvements introduced along a busy road.
Local Action Team is planning a protest march in Coast Road on
Saturday May 2nd to hike up the pressure on
Somerset County Council to
introduce a pavement along the road.
have long campaigned for additional safety measures for the route,
which is busy with thousands of tourists during the summer months.
Burnham's MP, David Heathcoat-Amory, has previously given his
support to the campaign.
protest was held last
August, as pictured, which caused widespread disruption to
holidaymakers when long queues of traffic built up across the
Local Action Team Chairman Ken May told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The
issue of the Coast Road has dragged on for years, with a wholly
inappropriate and totally unacceptable response from the County
Council. We are going to change that."
is the first of many and increasingly more frequent and longer
protests being planned throughout the holiday season."
are going to cause as much disruption to traffic flows as possible
so that our case will be addressed and resolved."
residents are absolutely exasperated at the complacency and ineptitude
displayed. It's OK for Somerset to address urban issues, but there's
been no mention of rural ones."
amounts of money have even recently been squandered installing
dropped kerbs and tactile paving in Berrow - it's really galling
that money has been spent on another scheme."
protest on Saturday May 2nd will start at 11am in the church car
park and will last an hour.
Local Action Team was formed last October and is campaigning for
a youth shelter in Berrow and
Bank Holiday protest brings Berrow to a halt
hurt after two vehicle collision in Coast Road
tells council 'stop making excuses'
injured in Coast Road accident
backs residents' campaign for safer road in Berrow
statements given by Cllr Ham and Burnham's MP