Since West End Village was built there have been several problems that have arisen for residents and neighbours alike. I have addressed many of them but one that is outstanding is a safe crossing point over to the West side of London Road.
Several years ago I initiated a petition to get a pedestrian crossing in any location close to West End Village. Unfortunately, due to safety regulations this did not prove possible. Therefore, after many discussions and consultations with residents and neighbours I hope that the highway engineers have now come up with a sustainable solution.
Although not very clear, what the drawing below shows is a pedestrian refuge opposite 241-243 London Road and dropped kerbs either side to allow pushchairs and wheelchairs easy access. It also shows additional hatching in the centre of the road and repainting of the bus stop markings.
The reason this is important is that some, although not all, of the residents of West End Village are unsteady on their feet or in wheelchairs. This is also the case for some other neighbours. It is necessary to be able to cross the road, not only for the shops but also for the only pillar box in the area and the North-bound bus stop.
I do not yet have a timescale for its construction but I hope it will finally be this year!
I am also hopeful that we shall get a bus shelter on the South-bound side of London Road soon - it has been promised.
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