Ian Austin

Independent for Dudley North

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600 back petition for action on accident hotspot

Campaigners will present Dudley Council with a 600 name petition for new traffic lights on the Birmingham New Road this Friday.

Ian Austin MP and Cllr Margaret Aston will join campaigners to present their petition at Dudley Council House, Priory Road, DY1 1HF at 12pm on Friday 23rd October.

Local residents led by Gordon Laird have gathered 600 names in support of introducing new traffic lights at the junction where the Birmingham New Road meets Woodcroft Avenue after a number of high-speed accidents in recent months.

The campaign is being supported by Dudley MP and local councillors Margaret Aston and Ken Finch who are calling for the Council to consider extra safety measures on the road.

Cllr Margaret Aston said:

“Local people are clearly really concerned about this with 600 backing new lights to help prevent accidents.

“I want the Council to listen to them and look at what safety measures can be put in place.”

Ian Austin said:

“Anyone who travels down the Birmingham New Road regularly will know that speeding is a problem on the road, and I’m really concerned by recent accidents.

“I’ll be working hard to speak up for the 600 local residents that want new traffic lights to tackle this problem and make the road safer for everyone.”

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