Problem on back burner after election (November 26, 2003)
A MAJOR road safety issue has been put back on the agenda by the
local authority after a former councillor reminded the public that the
public had heard nothing about it for eight months.
In March this year schoolmum Ellie Pope (pictured) presented a
petition calling for a safe crossing at Sambourne School at a meeting
attended by former councillor Paul Macdonald.
'What is happening about replacing these speed humps that seem to
fall apart regularly with the crossing that the locals are asking for?'
wrote Paul in a visionforwarminster.co.uk hot topic (13th November).
He once again questions the commitment of the current councillors
to dealing with local issues as they chair or sit on their committees
drawing thousands of pounds in allowed for expenses.
"When was the last time you saw your councillor out and about?" he
asks. "Would you even know your councillor by sight to stop them and
point out your concerns?"
'Unsafe road for children crossing to Sambourne school' was added to
the Wiltshire Council area board issues list yesterday (23rd November)
and is the only Warminster item since 25th September.
"Sadly this almost certainly too late for this week's area board
meeting in Warminster which means another winter will probably go by
with nothing done," added Paul.
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