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Over 500 sign in support of crossing on Welch Way

Local Liberal Democrats set up a stall on Welch Way on Saturday to gather signatures for a petition in support of the reinstatement of the pedestrian crossing.

The crossing disappeared during the building of the Marriotts Walk development and people are now left struggling to cross Welch Way on a raised bit of road that drivers speed straight over.

We have spoken to local people and groups Witney about the need to reinstate the crossing, said Dawn Barnes, Liberal Democrat prospective parliamentary candidate for Witney. Its clear that one is needed if we are going to ensure that people feel safe while doing their shopping and other business in Witney town centre. Getting rid of the crossing was illogical and seems to have been badly thought out.

With bus stops, the library, the health centre and the new shopping area being on different sides of the road the demand for a crossing is great and over 500 people stopped to sign the petition on Saturday morning. An online version of the petition has also been set up for those that want to support the call for the reinstatement of the crossing.

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/welch_way/

Posted : 08/03/2010 17:23:58

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