Rainham resident launches ‘vital’ road safety campaign

PUBLISHED: 07:00 13 April 2017

Fay Hough, an autism awareness campaigner, has launched a road safety campaign. Picture: Steve Poston

Fay Hough, an autism awareness campaigner, has launched a road safety campaign. Picture: Steve Poston


A campaign has been launched asking for safety measures to be introduced to a road “before someone is killed”.

Speeding cars, mopeds driving recklessly and poor parking have all been described to be taking place in Upminster Road South, Rainham, by 29-year-old resident and MP Jon Cruddas’ Havering co-ordinator Fay Hough.

She said: “I use the road and see the dangerous driving on a daily basis.

“I feel it’s only a matter of time before someone gets hurt and many others agree.

“I want the best for the area and we shouldn’t have to wait until a serious incident takes place to get it.

“Something needs to be done soon before someone is killed.”

As the main road running through the town centre and outside Rainham Village Primary School, Upminster Road South is at the heart of Rainham, according to Fay and she believes it is “vital” that action is taken.

She said: “When something is going on, the community gets behind it and that’s what I love about living in Rainham.

“The council is not listening to people in the south of the borough and they need to before someone gets hurt.”

Fay, who is also an autism awareness campaigner, will be sending a letter to Havering Council asking for safety measures to be introduced and will soon launch a petition for Rainham residents to sign.

Jon Cruddas, MP for Dagenham and Rainham, said: “Fay is an active campaigner in south Havering.

“This particular issue is extremely important and she has my full support.

“I have been contacted frequently over the past few months by Rainham residents who have raised concerns of speeding traffic and an increasing number of mopeds.

“I fully support Fay in her endeavour to secure safety measures along Upminster Road South.”

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