petition calls for new pedestrian crossing in Burnham-On-Sea
of concerned residents living along a busy road in Burnham-On-Sea
have signed a petition called for a new pedestrian crossing.
Pam McDonald, pictured, has collected 75 signatures in an effort
to push Somerset County Council to introduce a zebra crossing
at the northern end of Berrow Road, near the junction with Ash
petition has been supported the vast majority of people I have
asked - everyone living in this area can see why a crossing is
needed, particularly given how busy this stretch of road is during
the summer," she told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
a letter to town councillors last
month, she said: "I feel like I am taking my life into
my hands to cross this busy road."
now plans to take the petition to local councils to encourage
them to make the changes.
road is busy with thousands of holidaymakers travelling into Brean
over the summer months and residents in the Ash Tree Road area
currently have to walk almost a mile to the nearest crossing at
the Texaco garage.
added parts of Berrow Road only have grass verges and no pavements,
which further affects safety.
Council Clerk Denise Emery said: "It will all come down to
money and whether funding is available from the County Council."
North County Councillor Peter Burridge-Clayton said: "I think
the only way we could receive funding for a request like this
is through the 'small improvement scheme' which county councillors
access. If this council thinks this is a good idea then I will
put it forward. There is another job in the queue - and that's
to upgrade the crossing on Berrow Road near Rectory Road. That
one came first, but I would put this one down if members feel
it's a suitable idea."
who wishes to add their name to the petition, can get
in contact here.