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NO FUNDING: No traffic calming measures for car crash hotspot in Pinner

 Published on: 6th September 2021   |   By: Lizzie Ellis   |   Category: Uncategorized

Residents of Royston Park Road, where eight serious car crashes have taken place in seven months, were disappointed to find out this month that funding is no longer available for promised speed prevention measures on the residential road.

Public consultation for the traffic calming proposal at Royston Park was undertaken between July 3 and 18 where 75 leaflets were delivered and 58 responses were received. 75 per cent of neighbours supported or partially supported the proposal.

In an email, Councillor John Hinkley for Hatch End Ward informed residents: “Unfortunately we have been advised that TFL have not made any funding available for this part of the programme so the implementation of the scheme is in abeyance until funding is received.

“The next funding review meeting is in Mid-December and we are hopeful of some funds being allocated at that time. We can assure you that this traffic calming scheme is one of two top priorities within Harrow.

“In the meantime, the temporary 30 MPH speed signs will remain in place for the time being

This result is most disappointing and we hope that in the intervening period there are no further accidents.”

Residents have said the result is “disappointing and unacceptable” after eight serious accidents and are calling on Harrow Council to take more responsibility and at a minimum improve the temporary signage to make it more prominent.

Royston Park Road residents also continue to wait for a new post box, after the previous one was flattened in a serious crash in April 2021.

Harrow council have been contacted for comment.

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