pedestrian crossings and road safety measures approved
in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge have this week approved a raft
of new measures to increase road safety in the area.
a meeting on Monday night (September 4th), town councillors approved
two new pedestrian crossings.
Councillor John Woodman unveiled proposals for a new crossing outside
Highbridge's Churchfield School in Burnham Road, pictured below.
safe crossing has been needed here for years - the lolly pop man
does a great job but a proper crossing would hugely help to increase
safety," he said.
councillors voted in favour of giving their support to the project
to build a crossing outside the school.
a new crossing was also approved for Highbridge's Market Street
near the One Stop Shop.
proposal was outlined by Highbridge Chamber of Trade Chairman Mike
Murphy, pictured top, who said it would a "great boost
for shoppers and would not reduce the number of parking spaces in
scheme was given the support of Cllr Woodman and approved by town
further proposals came from Cllr Peter Burridge-Clayton, who proposed
new flashing 20mph speed warning signs outside King Alfred School
to increase safety for students crossing the road at busy times
of the day.
explained that the part-time illuminated signs would draw motorists'
attention to road speed outside the school. It was unanimously supported
by town councillors.