Consultation on improving road safety around Acton Turville

Posted on Wednesday 12th January 2011 at 9:48 pm by SH (Editor)

Campaigners are encouraging residents to have their say on proposals to improve road safety around the Cotswold village of Acton Turville.

South Gloucestershire Council has launched a consultation on making the B4040 and B4039 safer as drivers approach Acton Turville, including a solar-powered and vehicle-activated ‘Bend Ahead’ sign and a reduction in the speed limit from 60mph to either 50mph or 40mph depending on the location.

The proposed scheme has been drawn up in response to the concerns of local residents and campaigners about the nine accidents recorded in the area over the last three years.

Cotswold campaigner, Helen Heeley, is encouraging local residents to have their say. She comments:

“With so many accidents recorded over a 3 year period, it is good to see the council respond to the concerns of local people and look at ways of making the B4040 and B4039 safer as drivers approach Acton Turville.”

“I would encourage the village’s residents to have their say on these proposals so the council can know that these changes command local support.”

Cllr Brian Allinson, the council’s Conservative transport chief, added:

“I support Helen’s encouragement of local residents to let the council know their views on this proposed casualty reduction scheme.”

The consultation runs until Friday 4th February 2011.

Source: Conservative Group on South Gloucestershire Council

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