Councillor pledges support for road safety campaign in village near Corby

A pedestrian was airlifted to hospital after being hit by a car in Weldon on November 24
A pedestrian was airlifted to hospital after being hit by a car in Weldon on November 24
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A councillor says concerns over road safety in a village near Corby will be dealt with.

Hundreds of people have given their backing to a petition which has called for safety improvements to be made in Weldon.

The launch of the petition followed a serious crash in Stamford Road in the town in November.

Cllr Rob McKellar, who represents Weldon and Gretton on Corby Borough Council, has said a full campaign will follow, which will call for the police, Northamptonshire County Council and the Highways Agency to work together.

Cllr McKellar said: “Speeding and dangerous parking are two very big issues in Weldon. I have also signed the petition myself and the large number of signatures collected so far really does show that this issue matters enormously to people in the village.

“We are listening to the concerns raised and will be launching a full-scale campaign to improve road safety in Weldon. The TVAS speed monitoring sign has already been erected to measure traffic speed, and the data collected will be presented to the police and the Highways Department.

“I will also be writing to various authorities in the area seeking their assistance with this matter.”