Demand for action as fears grow about safety of road

PUBLISHED: 02:32 25 January 2007 | UPDATED: 10:31 24 May 2010

A DANGEROUS set of roads in Worle is 'a disaster waiting to happen' - according to a North Somerset councillor. Roz Willis says if the authority has spent money originally put aside for managing traffic through Church Road and The Scaurs it needs to retur

A DANGEROUS set of roads in Worle is 'a disaster waiting to happen' - according to a North Somerset councillor.Roz Willis says if the authority has spent money originally put aside for managing traffic through Church Road and The Scaurs it needs to return it before a terrible accident happens.She said: "I want to see the road built out as you turn in from The Scaurs so a pavement can be put on one side and only one car can get through at a time."There also needs to be road narrowing signs and markings put in."If something isn't done there will be an accident and someone will be hurt, whether it be a parent or a child."There was a lot of money put aside in the Ebdon Grounds Fund, provided by developers when the new parts of Wick St Lawrence were built, to manage the roads."The new building work has put tremendous pressure on people living in the Ebdon Road area of Worle."If the Ebdon Grounds money has been used we want it to be returned before someone is killed."Plans were put before North Somerset Council's executive in 2005 for a one-way system around Ebdon Road and The Scaurs but the plans were turned down.A group called the Association To Save Old Worle was set up in 1992 to campaign to improve the road structures around Church Road, Ebdon Road, The Scaurs and Worle High Street.A spokesman for the group said: "The Ebdon Grounds Fund was set up to safeguard areas affected by new developments."As members of the Association To Save Old Worle we would like to publicly support Roz Willis as we can confirm during our campaign she was the only councillor who actively supported our cause."In 2000 and 2002 independent management studies were carried out at the request of the council. They highlighted the inherent dangers and necessity for pavements and system changes."This council has swept the problems in our area under the carpet. However, we believe it has a moral duty under health and safety, as well as human rights, to act on the findings in the two studies, as well as residents' experiences.

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