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Sandhills road safety plea

Posted on November 30 2018 at 10:37:20

Residents of Sandhills Green in Barnt Green have asked the parish council to look into the safety of their unlit lane, which runs under the railway line.

“There are three blind bends, the verges are collapsing, and you’ve got speeding traffic and lots of pedestrians,” they told the parish council meeting.

“We accept that we chose to live there but it has become worse recently – during all the road closures it was used as a cut-through and people are still using it.”

Parish chairman Robert Cholmondeley said: “I agree; it’s an accident waiting to happen.”

Coun Charlie Hotham said there was not room for a footpath, but it was worth looking into having a track like the one under the M42 bridge in Blackwell.

Worcestershire county councillor Peter McDonald has put the road on the list for speed monitoring, but Coun Hotham said the list was “as long as your arm”.

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