Waiting goes on for traffic light changes
Residents frustrated that council has not acted
A VILLAGER has revived an ongoing row about a road layout after expressing his concerns over a controversial set of traffic lights.
And 82-year-old Brian Isherwood, who lives on Lower Road, Chalfont St Peter, has been left ‘puzzled@ as to why nothing has been done about the lights on Packhorse Road, Gerrards Cross and feels as though ‘nobody cares’.
He said: “From my point of view whenever I get in there I get held up at those traffic lights for no reason.
He added: “Why don’t they do something about it? It’s been a good few years since the lights were put there.”
The lights, known to villagers as the ‘Tesco lights’, have been the source of much annoyance to villagers, who have said they are dangerous and cause traffic congestion.
Mr Isherwood said: “It looks as though somebody doesn’t want to admit they got it wrong. They must know those lights hold people up.”
And Mr Isherwood says he is at a loss to explain why the lights were put there in the first place, saying the road layout was perfectly fine before the alterations.
He said: “And why we need three sets of lights is hard to see, it’s not at all clear to me.”
He added: “It makes me feel as though nobody cares.”
Gerrards Cross Parish Council chairman Chris Brown said: “I must say I am disappointed that Bucks County Council (BCC) does not seem to be giving this the priority it deserves.
to both pay for and implement phase one of the improvements. All BCC has to do is say yes. It can’t be that difficult.”
Mark Shaw, portfolio holder for transportation at BCC, said: “Discussions are currently taking place between Buckinghamshire County Council and Tesco to agree suitable dates for work to be undertaken.
“It is envisaged that the works associated with the Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO) will be completed prior to the end of the year. Further information will be issued once a programme has been agreed.”
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All BCC has to do is say yes. It can’t be that
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