20th Nov, 2018

Campaigning residents say Tile Hill junction is accident waiting to happen

Correspondent 27th Feb, 2017

RESIDENTS of Tile Hill in Coventry are calling on the council to improve a ‘dangerous junction’ before it is too late.

Joined by their ward councillors, they are campaigning over the junction of Lawley Close and Jobs Lane, which has no pavement.

The also say it has extremely poor visibility at the turn due to dense vegetation.

They say the footpath also narrows off towards the junction.

Resident complain that anyone with a wheelchair or mobility scooter has to go out into the road to continue onto Jobs Lane.

The residents fear an accident is waiting to happen at the location, unless the vegetation is cleared and a footpath installed.

Councillors Julia Lepoidevin, Peter Male and Gary Ridley, who represent Woodlands ward, met a group of residents at the junction.

They say they share many of the concerns raised by Lawley Close residents, and have raised the matter with Coventry City Council.

They want the council to conduct a risk assessment of the highway’s layout.

Coun Lepoidevin said: “If you’re in a wheelchair or a mobility scooter you have to go out into a busy road with zero visibility just to carry on your journey.”

Councillor Peter Male said: “Residents are very concerned about road safety at this site and it’s easy to understand why.

“Obviously the council aren’t awash with cash right now but they do have a duty to put safety first.

“That’s why we’ve asked council officers to explore the feasibility of a range of solutions to this problem.”

Fellow Woodlands councillor, Gary Ridley said: “Residents are concerned that the current highway layout presents real risks to disabled and vulnerable people.

“There’s no footpath of any kind and visibility is practically non-existent. Although funding is tight, shouldn’t safety come first?”

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