"Forbes Road crossing MUST be made safer" say Lib Dems


Liberal Democrat Councillors and campaigners have called on Kent County Council to take urgent steps to make the Forbes Road crossing safe.
Cllr Ben J Martin said, "there have been several accidents and near misses over the years, including a incident that led to the death of a local resident in 2014 and most recently in December where a pedestrian was hit and required medical attention. Frustratingly we have been asking for some time for Kent County Council to meet with us to discuss the crossing, which they've finally done."
KCC highways engineers are looking into ideas to improve the safety of the crossing, but wouldn't commit to funding the improvements.

Ben continued, "I will be chasing KCC to ensure funding is made available to make this crossing safe, before someone else is killed or seriously injured."
Lib Dem campaigner Josh Rowlands said, "if we're going to tackle the climate crisis we need to encourage people to walk and cycle instead of using their cars. To do that we must have safe crossing points and support the work being done to introduce a 20mph zone across Faversham."

 


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