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County must put Roman Way sign back in place

April 1, 2014 7:54 PM

Liberal Democrat councillors with the fallen Roman Way road signA 'children crossing' road sign has been left lying on the roadside for well over a month despite the best efforts of Liberal Democrat councillors to get it put back in place. They have several times told Leicestershire County Council that this sign is no longer fixed where it should be in the grass verge. The sign needs to be in place to warn drivers in this busy area that children and adults cross Roman Way at this point to reach the nearby play area.

"Our first request for this to be put back was well over a month ago. Not only have our requests not been acted on, but now officers do not even bother to reply to a phone call! We have been given job numbers but no job is done. This is a hazard to pedestrians and also makes crossing the road less safe and it needs to be reinstated urgently before an accident happens ", said Cllr Barbara Johnson (centre), pictured here with fellow Great Bowden and Arden Ward colleagues, Cllr Phil Knowles (right) and Cllr Dr Sarah Hill (left), also campaigning for its reinstatement.

The ward councillors were actively involved, in consultation with local people, in choosing additional play equipment for the popular Roman Way play area, and have real concerns for the safety of those crossing this busy road.