Weedon crossroads ‘no longer a danger’

RESIDENTS have won their fight to improve safety at a danger crossroads in Weedon.

Yellow lines have been put down on Bridge Street, New Street, Church Street and West Street crossroads after a survey revealed residents’ concerns over the number of near-misses there.

The survey, conducted by the Village Vision group, identified the crossroads as the area most in need of action.

Weedon Bec Parish Council worked with police and Northamptonshire County Council to decide what could be done and this resulted in yellow lines being put down on Wednesday last week.

It means people using the crossroads have a clearer view of the traffic around them improving safety for pedestrians and vehicles.

Parish councillor Sue Butler said: “It was something the village has asked us to do for a long time.

“It has been great to give people something like this when they have been asking for it.”

The parish council has also resurfaced the Jubilee Field car park as part of a plan to improve road safety in the village.

Cllr Butler added: “We hope people driving through the crossroads will be more considerate.

“We have had some comments from Stagecoach to say buses can get through easier and so far, it has made a difference.”