18th Aug, 2019

Delight as crossing finally installed on mile long stretch of busy road

Ross Crawford 18th Aug, 2018

AFTER several years of campaigning, Salters Lane, Batchley has its own crossing point.

The road, which is nearly a mile long, has never had an official place to cross and residents have long raised concerns about the difficulty of doing so.

There was particular concern by the play area in Brockhill Park opposite the green, where children looking to access it, did not have a designated place to cross.

For County Councillor Robin Lunn (Lab, Redditch North), obtaining a crossing point with appropriate line markings and signage was a key election pledge in the County Council Elections last year.

“It bemused me that such a long road with a couple of play areas either side, did not have a single defined place for people to cross,” he said.

“Many residents raised this with me both in Batchley and Brockhill, and putting it by the Brockhill Park play area was the most suitable for assisting children and their parents to cross.

“Using monies from my locally determined fund and working with a helpful Highways officer, we have managed to secure an effective place to cross together with appropriate signage that will hopefully also have the effect of slowing down drivers at this point in the road.

“I hope that children and adults alike will be able to cross Salters Lane more safely in the future.”

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