Anger at snub for road safety plea

A COMMITTEE S decision to reject a petition asking for safety improvements on a village road in Ramsey Forty Foot has been branded as disgusting . District and parish councillor Ray Powell, who is working with residents to try to get speed reduction mea

A COMMITTEE'S decision to reject a petition asking for safety improvements on a village road in Ramsey Forty Foot has been branded as "disgusting".

District and parish councillor Ray Powell, who is working with residents to try to get speed reduction measures introduced on Ramsey Road, presented a 231-signature petition to members of the Huntingdonshire area joint committee last Monday.

However, the Cambridgeshire County Council committee said it could not support the petition, saying the road was not on the council's "accident cluster site list".

Cllr Powell told The Hunts Post he was furious with the decision and said the county council had promised improvements two years ago.


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He said: "I think it is disgusting - there is no compassion at all as far as I am concerned.

"Police, including Pc Liam Gibb, have done a wonderful job on trying to contain speed but people are ignoring the speed limits through the village."

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In Ramsey Road, there have been two slight accidents, one in 2006 and another this year. At the junction of Ramsey Road and Forty Foot Bank there were four accidents reported over a five-year period.

Cllr Powell said: "I intend to ask Ramsey Parish Council to add the item to their October agenda so that we can discuss our next move. The Huntingdonshire area joint committee decision not to support the petition is appalling but we will be putting in a fresh bid to the committee for the improvements."

A spokesman for the county council recommended that Ramsey Parish Council makes a fresh bid for a jointly-funded minor improvement scheme.

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