How is any of this going to improve children’s safety?
REGARDING the Toll Bar roundabout, I can’t believe the headlines: End of the road for Toll Bar roundabout, Grimsby Telegraph, October 22.
How can the council totally dismiss the opposition to removing the Toll Bar roundabout and replacing it with lights? I realise that the “final decision” is supposed to be decided at a Cabinet Meeting today, but it looks as if the decision has already been made and it is just going to be “rubber stamped”. The amazing people, led by Roger Breed, who have worked so hard and given up their time to save the roundabout, appear to have been treated as a joke by the powers that be at the council, as was shown when the petition was thrown out on a technicality.
These people have not just been fighting for the residents of New Waltham, but all users of Toll Bar roundabout.
I thought we lived in a democracy, but apparently not, we are living in a dictatorship! Councillors are supposed to represent the electorate and our views and wishes, not the other way round.
As well as the proposed lights at the Toll Bar Roundabout, there are also the additional lights planned for outside Toll Bar School at the junction for the entrance/exit of the new housing development.
At peak times, there is a queue at the Waltham side of Station Road which stretches way passed the school. So how will the lights work here? If the lights at the junction turn green, motorists will then have to join the queue at the lights at Toll Bar roundabout, if they are lucky and the traffic is moving. This will also be difficult for motorists exiting the new development who wish to turn right. How is any of this going to improve children’s safety?
Children from all over the area attend Toll Bar School, so this also involves parents who live in other areas. Toll Bar School is also against the removal of the Roundabout and replacing it with Traffic Lights, as they also realise that this will not help safety for the children or the motorists and the standing traffic will cause pollution.
A final decision on whether Toll Bar Roundabout should be removed and replaced by Traffic Lights should be made by the full Council. The decision should then be made taking into account all the issues that have been raised and by using common sense and not personal agendas.
S Sargent, address supplied.