Burnham residents raise road safety fears after signs removal
group of Burnham-On-Sea residents has this week called for road
safety signs to be re-introduced along a busy road bend in the
town before a serious accident occurs.
Home owners in Highbridge Road told a Town Council meeting last
night (Wednesday) that they fear an accident will take place because
Somerset County Council has removed the chevron signs from the
sharp bend near the town's police station.
Christine Laurence told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This is a dangerous
corner with fast-moving traffic. The chevrons were installed to
prevent accidents occuring. Now they've gone, we are concerned
about what will happen."
councillor Helen Groves told Wednesday's meeting: "Before
the chevrons were introduced, there were regular accidents here
with cars ending up in gardens and motorists getting hurt."
County Council has said that the signs have been removed because
they are no longer effective after having been damaged."
we need them to urgently be re-introduced. This road bend has
not changed since the chevrons were originally installed many
years ago. There have been no accidents since then, which shows
that the chevrons have worked."
Cllr Ken Smout said: "I suggest we let Somerset County Council
know that the public has raised concerns and ask them to review
Neville Jones added: "I know the County Council will say
that they are clearing 'sign clutter' but they need to know that
we live here and understand the dangers along our local roads
better than them. Clearly, the removal of the chevrons poses a
risk to drivers and residents."
Concerned residents Paul Duffill, Gwenda Duffill and Christine
Laurence with Cllr Helen Groves after Wednesday's council meeting
and, centre, the chevron signs in place earlier this year and,