‘Dangerous’ road slammed

PUBLISHED: 09:00 21 July 2015

Martin Board, the landlord of The Old Kings Head.

Martin Board, the landlord of The Old Kings Head.

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A WORLE pub landlord is hoping something can be done to warn drivers of the ‘dangerous’ road outside his pub before ‘someone gets killed’.

Martin and Glenys Board, both aged 65, have been running the Old Kings Head, in The Scaurs, Worle, for almost 28 years.

In that time Martin says the couple have witnessed hundreds of accidents – and even had their own car damaged while it was parked outside of the pub – on the road which runs between Lower Kewstoke Road, Church Road and High Street, Worle.

Mr Board said: “I just want some kind of speed restrictions put in there.

“The wall from the house on the right goes right into the road so people swerve to avoid it.

“The amount of wing mirrors I have seen hit off is ridiculous, it’s very dangerous.”

The road’s speed limit is 30mph, but Mr Board would like to see it reduced and warning signs put in place.

He said: “We just need the road to be made a 20mph zone or something.

“A lot of cars come out onto the opposite side of the road as they come down.

“I would love it to be made 20mph, but even if that doesn’t happen, some signs to warn people of oncoming traffic in the middle of the road, or some sleeping policemen would be great.”

He described the road as a ‘rat run’ during peak times, as it is used as a popular cut through to get to the motorway and Worle High Street.

Mr Board said: “Worle Village Primary School is also just around the corner.

“You see the young girls walking up there pushing buggies, holding another child’s hand. It’s very worrying.

“It’s a rat run in the mornings and evenings, someone could easily get seriously hurt or killed.

“I want something to be done before something more serious happens.

“I must have seen hundreds of accidents up there in my time and I have had my own car written off up there.

“It was parked in my normal space outside of the pub, they hit my car so hard it was a write off and it moved one of our steps.”

A spokesman from North Somerset Council said the authority is aware of the issue.

They said: “We will have a look to see if warning signs are feasible in that area and will actually help in keeping traffic speeds down.”

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