'Someone will be killed' on narrow road in Weston-super-Mare
PUBLISHED: 10:00 22 August 2016
A host of Weston businesses have joined forces to campaign for safety measures to be installed on a narrow town centre road which they say could 'kill someone.'
Meadow Street, in Weston town centre, is home to a number of businesses, including Bazzy’s Bargains.
Corrie Cahill’s husband Barry owns the shop, and the couple say their concerns prompted them to start a petition for action to be taken.
Mrs Cahill said: “Basically, the petition came about due to the sheer speed of the cars down that very narrow road.
“Someone is going to get killed and I now will not take my children down to the shop. I found that businesses which have been there for 10 years or so also had the same concerns.
“The petition is for something to be done – anything which will make it safer. It might be speed bumps or speed cameras but it needs to change.”
Mrs Cahill has won the support of Weston Central ward councillor Mike Bell.
He said: “Orchard Meadows is an important residential and retail area in the heart of town. Traders and residents there need all the help they can get to make it a safe and inviting environment.
“Like the famous ‘Lanes’ in Brighton, Weston could really move forward with investment into areas like Orchard Street, Meadow Street, St James Street and elsewhere. The council could kick-start this by taking action to calm traffic in Meadow Street and make it more of an attractive gateway to our town centre.
“I hope they’ll listen and respond positively to the ideas put forward.”
A spokesman for the council said: “Our officers are currently looking at options to address concerns raised by traders.”