Lib Dem Town Councillor Bruce Smart has sent the following to onlinefocus:
“Several people have approached me recently in my role of Rayleigh Town Councillor, regarding the replacing of the existing zebra crossing by the Hambro Parade shops with a controlled crossing.
This is an increasingly busy road and the crossing is at the bottom of Hambro Hill where traffic does tend to be a little faster than is acceptable.
The crossing is used by lots of children and young families on their way to Downhall School, local playgroups and the small parade of shops. There are bus stops quite close to the crossing which can create problems of visibility for both motorists and pedestrians. Parents are quite rightly concerned about the potential of accidents at this point.”
Any views on this idea?