Therese has successfully lobbied the County Council to extend the time to use the pedestrian crossing to cross the A12 in Wrentham, following requests from residents.
Therese’s constituents brought the issue to her attention at one of her recent surgeries where they raised their concerns about road safety, crossing the busy A12 and speeding.
Therese said: “As many local people are aware the A12 runs right through the heart of Wrentham village. Residents were concerned that pedestrians are being put in danger, with cars turning out of and pulling into the junctions without care for pedestrians crossing the road, regardless of the traffic lights. I took this matter up with the County Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Highways, Mary Evans – and I’m pleased that having evaluated the crossing, they have extended it to make it much safer for pedestrians.”
Therese added: “There is still more to do to address the wider road safety concerns and I will continue to support the local County Councillor, Tony Goldson in his efforts, as well as urging the police to take action on speeding.”