Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been helping a resident from The Maying collect signetures for a petition that we are submitting to the council cabinet on Monday. The wording of the petition is:
“We the undersigned are very concerned about safety in the shops area around the corner of Northumberland Avenue (opposite the bus terminus) and round into Whitley Wood Road. Cars and vans drive and park on the forecourt, pavement and prohibited areas of the road. This is particularly dangerous for children, especially around school start and finish times, elderly people and people with a disability. We call on Reading Borough Council and the neighbourhood police team to take appropriate action, and to work together to deal with this problem in order to make the area and route to school safe for pedestrians.?
At the last count there were nearly 300 signetures. Hopefully there will be a positive response from from the council cabinet on Monday.