June 9, 2016
Calls for new pedestrian crossing along busy Burnham-On-Sea road

Residents living along a busy Burnham-On-Sea road have this week called for a new crossing to be introduced to improve safety.

Resident Pam McDonald has asked the Town Council to introduce a new crossing at the northern end of Berrow Road.

In 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."

The 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.

She added parts of Berrow Road only have grass verges and no pavements, as pictured below, which further affects safety.

Town 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."

Cllr 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 down if members feel it's a suitable idea."


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