charity steps up calls for A38 safety improvements
charity which was set up to
improve safety along the A38 through Rooksbridge following a fatal
accident four years ago has made fresh calls for road improvements.
charity, Lights for Life, was formed after an accident
in 2008 in which 80-year-old resident Gordon Ireland was killed
while trying to cross the busy road.
group has been supported by the Gordon's widow, Pat, who is backing
the campaign for traffic-slowing measures.
traffic continues to get faster here and we need to slow it down
before another person is seriously injured or even killed,"
said David Maund, Chairman of Lights for Life, who is pictured
above with Pat Ireland.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We have stepped up our campaign
and are continuing to fight to improve road safety in the village."
day large numbers of schoolchildren from both Hugh Sexey and Kings
of Wessex schools have to cross the road to catch the school buses."
an adult with a good sense of road safety, I even find it challenging
to safely cross the road in the morning."
charity has already paid for new village signs and a new pavement
for the school bus stop and are now awaiting two vehicle-activated
signs to be installed in the coming weeks.
addition to this, the charity is paying for grass cutting in the
village to improve visibility, and is working with County Councillor
John Denbee to try and get an island crossing installed.
charity is holding its Grand Autumn Ball at the Batch Country
Hotel in Lympsham on Saturday 3rd November when all will be welcome.
are priced at £35 per person and include a welcome drink,
canapés, a two course meal, live band, casino, grand auction
and a prize draw.
event will run from 7pm to 1am and the dress code will be Dinner/Lounge
Suits and Ball Gowns / Cocktail Dresses. For tickets, call 07981
331213, 01934 750243 or 07742 068546.