ePetition details

Safety of junction on A583 at Newton and Bell and Bottle Traffic Lights

We, the undersigned, petition the county council to make changes as soon as possible to the traffic light controlled junction at the Bell and Bottle on the A583 to ensure the safety of villagers both leaving and entering the village. It is our only way out of the village and only one of 2 ways in.

Going back for over a decade there have been accidents and near misses at this junction. A motorcyclist was killed and Newton residents and our families and friends have been injured in car crashes or experienced near misses. This junction is the only way out of the village and there is an issue with traffic coming from the Preston direction either cutting the red lights or disregarding them all together. Because of this, the Parish Council and Newton Residents Association have been lobbying to get something to happen for some time but to no avail. Newton residents report incidents to the police and the council but no action has so far been taken. We are aware that Hollins Homes as part of the Woodlands new build development have an obligation to make changes to this junction but there is no timescale for this to happen. In the meantime, residents and our families and friends continue to risk our lives both leaving the village and turning into the village from the Kirkham direction.

This ePetition ran from 31/07/2020 to 12/09/2020 and has now finished.

71 people signed this ePetition.