for new pedestrian crossing along busy Burnham-On-Sea road
living along a busy Burnham-On-Sea road have this week called
for a new crossing to be introduced to improve safety.
Pam McDonald has asked the Town Council to introduce a new crossing
at the northern end of Berrow Road.
a letter to councillors considered at a meeting this week, she
said "I feel like I am taking my life into my hands to cross
this busy road."
road is busy with thousands of holidaymakers travelling into Brean
over the summer and residents in the Ash Tree Road area 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,
as pictured below, which further affects safety.
Council Clerk Denise Emery said: "I can see a need for a
crossing, but it will all come down to money and whether funding
is available from the County Council."
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."
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 down if members feel it's a suitable idea."