Draw­ing a (dou­ble) line un­der cam­paign

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION - IAN SEPH­TON Bar­ring­ton Drive Hare­field

AFTER a se­ri­ous near head-on ac­ci­dent on the evening of Novem­ber 30, 2013, and hear­ing from the blue light ser­vices about the rep­u­ta­tion of this road, and that they never over­take on the Ick­en­ham end of this dan­ger­ous road, I took it upon my­self to lobby Hilling­don Coun­cil to paint dou­ble white lines on this stretch of road.

It seemed such an ob­vi­ous so­lu­tion to pre­vent ac­ci­dents of this sort, that I could not be­lieve this had never been im­ple­mented.

After com­plet­ing a sug­ges­tion form sup­plied by the coun­cil and chas­ing them on sev­eral times with the support of your re­porter, Han­nah Raven, it would ap­pear that we fi­nally have the lines on the road from the 50mph road sign to the rail­way bridge.

I trav­elled along this road last night and though I had not re­ceived an up­date from the coun­cil after nu­mer­ous re­quests, I was almost dis­be­liev­ing as I ad­mired the two white lines I had spent nine months cam­paign­ing for. I was de­lighted.

My great­est fear was that another se­ri­ous or fa­tal ac­ci­dent would hap­pen be­fore I was able to see my cam­paign through, so I can now close this chap­ter on my lifechang­ing ac­ci­dent.

I have never un­der­taken any­thing like this be­fore.

Again, I would like to thank the Gazette for your support and cov­er­age of this lo­cal news item and I would rec­om­mend oth­ers to seek your support with­out hes­i­ta­tion when tak­ing on large face­less or­gan­i­sa­tions or au­thor­i­ties.

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