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PUBLISHED: 10:22 01 September 2008 | UPDATED: 21:10 05 July 2010

REGARDING your Highlight a Hotspot campaign, my husband is a wheelchair user and I write to express several concerns regarding this area.

The junction of Prospect Road/Christmas Lane/Hall Road is used by eight or more school buses each morning and afternoon and it is extremely dangerous, especially for parents with pushchairs and toddlers who daily have to cross on this corner to get their youngsters to school on Christmas Lane.

REGARDING your Highlight a Hotspot campaign, my husband is a wheelchair user and I write to express several concerns regarding this area.

The junction of Prospect Road/Christmas Lane/Hall Road is used by eight or more school buses each morning and afternoon and it is extremely dangerous, especially for parents with pushchairs and toddlers who daily have to cross on this corner to get their youngsters to school on Christmas Lane. Whichever side they try to cross from, all visible aspects are on bends and they cannot see what is approaching, they have no alternative but to take a chance crossing.

Many vehicles use this road as a shortcut and approach the area at high speed. It is only a matter of time before a serious accident occurs. How an infant school was ever allowed to be built without the safe access to a continual pedestrian path from Hall Road is beyond belief.

Added to the above worrying problem there is regular serious flooding on the Christmas Lane bend; this is mainly due to lack of any drains in Prospect Road which causes all surface water to end up in Hall Road/Prospect Road at the bottom of a hill. This flooding is exacerbated by overhanging trees, water leaking from a nearby pond, mud and leaves from a close bank, blocking the drain on Christmas Lane bend near Hall Road/Prospect Road.

There is no stop sign or indication that a fairly major junction is round the bend at the bottom of the hill as cars approach Hall Road/Christmas Lane from Prospect Road. Often speeding vehicles overrun the end of this busy junction due to the lack of signs.

I often walk with my husband in his wheelchair along Hall Road and find the junctions of many of the roads onto Hall Road have no, or inadequate kerb drops, to manoeuvre him safely; instead I have to walk in amongst busy traffic until I access a driveway that I can get his wheelchair onto.

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