MP for Hornsey and Wood Green
Liberal Democrat councillors in Muswell Hill are redoubling their efforts in pressing Haringey Council to improve road safety in Priory Road following another accident involving a pedestrian on Wednesday afternoon (4th August).
The accident which is believed to have involved an elderly man has highlighted the concerns of local councillors and residents who have demanded crossings for pedestrians, particularly for the many school children who have to cross the treacherous road during term time.
Earlier this year the Labour-run Council controversially rejected proposals by the Lib Dems to obtain funding for two new crossings on the road following two incidents involving child pedestrians within eight days. The proposal was rejected despite the Warner Road Residents’ Association presenting a petition with 841 signatures supporting the proposals for new crossings.
Lib Dem Councillor Gail Engert says that urgent action needs to be taken for the safety of pedestrians.
Cllr Engert (Muswell Hill) comments:
“News of yet another accident only reaffirms that this is a very serious situation and Haringey Council need to take immediate action to ensure that this busy road is made safe.
Cllr Lynne Featherstone adds:
“We will be contacting Haringey Council again and pressing them to seek funding for these essential crossings. There have been too many accidents and action must be taken.”