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A zebra crossing on Melton Road – what do you think?

THE current edition of Sprotbrough & Cusworth Parish News includes an article asking for your views.

Doncaster North MP Ed Miliband has written to the parish council on behalf of a Sprotbrough constituent who is registered blind and would like to see a pedestrian crossing installed near the Ivanhoe pub, on Melton Road, so she and others can cross the road safely.

The lady lives on Melton Road and has been concerned about the increasing volume of traffic on the carriageway in recent years, which is making it difficult for people to cross easily.

She believes a pedestrian crossing would be a good solution. Mr Miliband has already contacted Doncaster Council on her behalf but was told that a crossing would cost around £80,000 and the suggested location is not on the district council’s current priority list – which is based on the worst places in the borough for road safety incidents.

He has now asked the parish council if it could fund a crossing instead. Following discussion at a recent parish council meeting, Mr Miliband was informed that the parish council does not have any jurisdiction over highways matters and consequently does not have a budget for such issues.

However, because this enquiry is of concern to parish councillors we would like to know what you think? Should a crossing be installed on Melton Road, near the junction of Thorpe Lane and Spring Lane.
Please let the parish council have your views. The contact details are on the back page of this newsletter, or you can let us know via our Facebook and Twitter accounts. Just search for Sprotbrough & Cusworth Parish Council.

Or simply copy and paste this link to a survey where, in a few moments, you can let us know your thoughts: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/68PTVZV

In the meantime, parish councillors have agreed to invite a highways officer from Doncaster Council to a future parish council meeting to discuss what options there may be to improve road safety at this location.

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