Residents of Royston Park Road in Pinner are becoming increasingly concerned about their safety and say “it is a miracle nobody has died” after a fourth serious car crash on the road this year.
On the evening of April 18, a car lost control and flattened a postbox on the pavement of the road causing damage to the pavement and car.
Royston Park Road resident Sara Rigby said: “The residents are all now extremely worried for our safety as it’s quite frankly a miracle nobody has died given that yet again this car mounted the pavement with such force that it flattened the post box. One of our neighbours had knitted a beautiful Easter bonnet for the post box which was also run over in the accident.”
Earlier in the year, a petition created by Royston Park Road residents gathered 153 signatures with 65 out of 72 houses calling on the council to take action on the dangerous speeding.
David Simmonds CBE MP told PinnerNews: “I am supportive of the efforts Of the ward councillors to secure action from Harrow Council, who are due to consult with residents about measures to improve road safety. I understand from the ward councillors that they are also discussing with the police about short term measures such as warning signs while a longer-term solution is sought.”
Resident Sarah added: “There seems to be a groundswell of opinion amongst the residents for closing off the road at Oxhey Lane. This would actually be the cheapest and most effective solution.”
A spokesperson for Harrow Council said: “This is an issue we take extremely seriously and we will shortly be commissioning our transport consultant to design a traffic calming scheme to reduce speeding in Royston Park Road.”