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Highway’s meeting to find solution to “accident waiting to happen” outside Bingham school

A County Councillor from Bingham has held an urgent summit meeting with highway’s bosses to find a solution to traffic problems close to the main entrance to Toot Hill School in Bingham.

 Councillor Francis Purdue-Horan, an Independent Alliance Councillor who represents Bingham East on Nottinghamshire County Council took part in the urgent meeting after huge community concern in the light of 3 serious road traffic accidents on The Banks, Bingham in the last year.

Now, the County Council are considering 9 speed bumps on the busy road.  Councillor Purdue-Horan has insisted on a full public consultation.

Councillor Purdue-Horan said, “There have been 3 accidents including a serious injury at this busy junction in the last year alone and a number of near misses.

“Parents and local residents have been in touch with me to try and find a solution.

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“The meeting was positive and after considering police reports and correspondence from the school, it has been suggested the possible installation of 9 speed humps along The Banks as an effective measure to slow traffic.

“I have insisted on a full public consultation – the views of residents on The Banks and the side roads are vital and will be key to whether or not this proposal is acceptable.”

A residents survey during early autumn will commence the process, before a formal consultation with local residents on the detailed proposals. If support is clear, humps would be done from next year.

Councillor Purdue-Horan continued: “It’s clear that we need urgent action.  One accident is one too many and I feel that unless this is dealt with quickly – we may see another serious incident.

“Toot Hill School have been supportive – encouraging pupils to use an unofficial one way system.  It’s clear however – that this is a serious accident waiting to happen.”

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