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Make Harold Hill traffic island into safe crossing urges community campaigners

PUBLISHED: 10:41 10 August 2017 | UPDATED: 14:23 10 August 2017

Community campaigners Jan Sargent and Lorraine Moss, with resident Bob Farnsworth, have started a petition calling for a traffic calming measure on Dagnam Park Drive to be made into a safer crossing point. Picture Ken Mears

Community campaigners Jan Sargent and Lorraine Moss, with resident Bob Farnsworth, have started a petition calling for a traffic calming measure on Dagnam Park Drive to be made into a safer crossing point. Picture Ken Mears

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Two community campaigners have launched a petition calling for a traffic island to be made into a safe crossing for school children and pedestrians.

The move came after Lorraine Moss, from Romford, and Jan Sargent, from Harold Hill, received a message from a resident that a traffic island in Dagnam Park Drive at the junction with Sedgefield Crescent, was mistakenly being used by pupils as a crossing.

The petition on Change.org is calling on Havering Council’s cabinet member for environment and community safety – Cllr Osman Dervish – to make the crossing safe.

“Pedestrians are using the island as a crossing to get to a nearby bus stop,” said Ms Moss

“We would like it to be replaced with a crossing at a more suitable location or for steps to be taken to ensure that people do not mistake it for a pedestrian crossing.”

A council spokesman said: “Any safety improvement works carried out are based on accident and collision statistics for the greatest possible impact, and we have no recorded accidents in Dagnam Park Drive near the junction of Sedgefield Crescent over the last three years.”

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