The Lib Dem petition for a safe crossing on Village Way was signed by over 700 people yesterday following a shocking video uploaded by a concerned parent showing just how dangerous it is for school children to cross at the junction of Village Way and Whitmore Rd.
See the video here.
When we started this petition in November in support of local families the Portfolio Holder for the Environment said “The council is aware of the current and past concerns of some residents and has reviewed all the available evidence in recent times and concluded that statistically in terms of accidents, injuries and speeding, Village Way does not stand out as being a ‘dangerous’ road. This video provides irrefutable evidence that crossing Village Way to get to school at this junction is dangerous. We hope the Council will now heed the concerns of local parents and do something about this before there is an accident.
As we have reached over 2000 signatures the petition can be presented at the Environment Scrutiny Committee, if we get to 4000 we can present it at a full Council. So please continue to share it.
Road Safety in Beckenham
It is not just Village Way that has road safety issues. There are well known issues all over Beckenham, including Copers Cope Road where the Council dismissed our petition for a crossing by New Beckenham Station last year.
Copers Cope Liberal Democrats, Alison, Chloe-Jane and Rich have launched a road safety campaign…
Safer to School|Safer for All
We believe families should have a safe journey to school and that by making our roads safer for the journey to school we make them safer for all.
Find our more and support our campaign here.
We would like to invite you to a meeting with discuss road safety issues in the Copers Copers area (near Worsley Bridge School, Clare House School and St Mary’s School), to hear your experiences, and make a plan of action.
- Time: 7pm
- Date: 29 January 2018
- Venue: Worsley Bridge School (go to main entrance), Brackley Road , Beckenham BR3 1RF
You can also join the meeting’s Facebook Event page by following this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1767709553538951/.
If you are not able to make it, please email us your comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.