Road footpath campaigners announce date of latest protest march
campaigners in Berrow who are calling for a new pavement to be
introduced along a dangerous stretch of road in the village will
hold their second protest march of the year on Bank Holiday Monday
Local Action Team told Burnham-On-Sea.com on Sunday that the new
protest, which will start at 11am from outside Berrow Church,
is crucial to maintain pressure on the County Council ahead of
a debate in June when they will be considering the appropriation
of funding from the 2011 Somerset Local Transport Plan.
protest is certain to cause more disruption to motorists during
one of the area's busiest weekends of the year for tourists.
the same time, Berrow Local Action Team Chairman Ken May has written
to Somerset County Council leader Ken Maddox this week calling
the letter, he writes: "I wish to reiterate the serious concerns
that the Berrow Local Action Team, Avon and Somerset Constabulary,
plus the residents of Berrow and holidaying visitors have with
the lack of footpath, between Hurn Lane and a point a few metres
north of Manor Way."
is the concern of the police that they have agreed at the request
of the local community to support them over this issue in the
PACT (Police And Communities Together) initiative. At the last
protest walk held on 1st May, a police officer stated 'I think
we have been very lucky' in reference to there not having been
a serious or fatal accident involving a pedestrian so far."
would have preferred to hold the walk on the Saturday or Sunday,
but that would have caused massive upset to a football tournament
which is held on those days every year in Berrow. The police consider
it unsafe to walk on this road, whether in an organised procession
or as an individual. Members of the Speedwatch team will tell
you of their conversations with holidaymakers too scared to walk
am told by County Councilors that If you want it to happen,
it will. If you
dont, it wont.