N Walsham group seeks road safety measures

A PEDESTRIAN crossing, 20mph speed limits and warning signs must be installed in North Walsham on stretches of Bacton Road and Bluebell Road, according to disabled residents.

A PEDESTRIAN crossing, 20mph speed limits and warning signs must be installed in North Walsham on stretches of Bacton Road and Bluebell Road, according to disabled residents.

North Walsham Area Access Group members, who all have disabilities, are calling for the safety measures to protect themselves and other vulnerable pedestrians, including the elderly and children.

Group chair Chris Wayte told North Walsham town councillors that two members were deaf and visually impaired and one was terrified to cross the roads.

The measures would also encourage more parents and children to walk to school instead of using their cars.

Councillors gave the idea their unanimous support and will write to the county council's highways department asking them to investigate.

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