Bassetlaw MP demands county council install a crossing on major Worksop road

John Mann MP
John Mann MP

As you will know, Carlton Road in Worksop is one of the busiest roads in the town, writes John Mann MP.

But currently, I feel there is not a safe way to cross it up by North Notts College.

This issue was recently bought to my attention as a visually impaired student from the college contacted me saying that they were having difficulties crossing this road.

I have contacted Nottinghamshire County Council to find out whether they were planning to install a pelican crossing system on the road but the council has said that it was not financially viable and didn’t add value for money.

I think it is absurd that there is not an automatic system in place already on this road.

There would not need to be a huge change in infra-structure, just an improvement to the traffic lights would have to be made.

I am therefore starting a campaign to get a crossing outside North Notts College on Carlton Road and have put together a petition calling on the county council to install one.

I have also tabled some Parliamentary questions to the Department for Transport to see how much money it has committed to improving accessibility and crossings on all our roads.

I am awaiting a response to this but, in the meantime, I will be out collecting signatures for the petition soon.

If you would like to sign the petition or distribute copies for yourself, please contact me at mannj@parliament.uk or call 01909 506200.

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