Tuesday, 16 August 2022

MP demands safety improvements at junction

ROB WILSON has called for safety improvements at a traffic island in Caversham.

The Reading East MP claims that pedestrians are being put at risk by drivers using the island at the junction of Gosbrook Road and Westfield Road.

It follows complaints by Mary Carter, who lives on the junction and whose garden wall has been repeatedly damaged by large vehicles whose drivers struggle to negotiate the left turn into Westfield Road so that they have to mount the pavement.

Ms Carter contacted Mr Wilson after the latest incident last month, saying that Reading Borough Council had failed to take any action.

The MP said: “Not only is she concerned about the personal inconvenience and cost implications of the repeated damage to her property, she is also seriously worried about the safety risk posed to pedestrians.

“I was shocked to see the damage to Ms Carter’s property and can understand her frustration, particularly as this has been an ongoing issue for years.

“It’s clear that urgent preventative action is needed.”

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