Meeting on call for zebra crossing

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A meeting is being held in Corby on Friday following a call by residents for a zebra crossing to be reinstated.

Hundreds of people have signed a petition asking for a crossing in The Jamb in the Old Village.

At the meeting, starting at 7pm at the community centre off High Street, Sarah Barnwell, of the county council’s highways department, will present the findings of a traffic survey conducted in The Jamb.

Borough councillor Ray Lilley, chairman of Corby Old Village Neighbourhood Association, organised the meeting and is inviting residents to go along and give their views.

He said: “I sympathise with people’s request for a zebra crossing in The Jamb but there is nowhere it can be accommodated.

“The regulations state that a crossing must be a certain distance from a junction and we also have two bus stops in The Jamb and a number of businesses which rely on delivery vehicles.”

Corby councillor Bob Riley is supporting the campaign for the crossing to be reinstated.

He said: “The traffic in The Jamb has increased in the short period since the crossing was removed. It is bad enough when you are fit and able, but for the elderly and disabled, the refusal to put the crossing back is bordering on the criminal.”