Ms Celia Barlow (Hove) (Lab): I am privileged to present a petition signed by more than 200 of my constituents calling for the creation of a safe pedestrian crossing at the junction of Old Shoreham road, Neville road and Sackville road in Hove. Of the 212 residents of the five roads at Painters Corner, all but two signed the petition, showing that it has 99 per cent. support. Residents have long noted the increased danger at this crossing, and have cited incidents that include three children being involved in accidents there and numerous near-misses by vehicles. Written complaints to the council have achieved nothing. The petitioners would like the council to remedy this by funding road safety improvements at the junction.
The petition states:
The Petition of residents of Hove and Portslade and others,
Declares that the petitioners have serious concerns about the safety of pedestrians using the crossroads at the junction between Old Shoreham Road, Neville Road and Sackville Road; further declares that the Petitioners are concerned that there are no pedestrian crossings on the north or southbound carriageways at the junctions on Neville and Sackville roads, and believe that there is an urgent need for a safe and effective pedestrian crossing at this site.
The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urge Ministers in the Department for Transport to take steps to ensure that a crossing is placed at this juncture to ensure the safety of pedestrians at this crossing.
And the Petitioners remain, etc.