Pedestrian crossing plan for busy Wellington road

Cllr Andy Govier.

Cllr Andy Govier.

First published in Wellington & Wiveliscombe

A PEDESTRIAN crossing could be placed along a busy stretch of road.

Town councillor Andy Govier has applied to the county council’s capital budget for a share of a £2.4m road safety cash pot to fund a crossing between the church and St John’s School on Taunton Road.

Councillors were encouraged to submit Small Improvement Schemes focused on improving local highways and road safety.

Cllr Govier said: “You get a lot of children crossing between the church and the school, and some of the elderly people in the flats contacted the council asking for something to be done. I think some of them put together a petition, too.

“Sometimes they have crossing patrols outside the school and when that’s there it’s great, when it’s not there needs to be something else.

“I’m waiting to hear back and from what I gather there shouldn’t be too many problems, so hopefully we’ll have something in the New Year.”

The council’s highway engineers will now assess each scheme against design and budgetary restrictions.

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9:43am Thu 27 Dec 12

Dr Dave says...

I see the need for a crossing but does Wellington really need another set of traffic signals for goodness sake?? Wellington has been totally crippled by the inefficient lights at the Longforth Road junction that many people now avoid totally and go up through North Street, which is quicker!!
I see the need for a crossing but does Wellington really need another set of traffic signals for goodness sake?? Wellington has been totally crippled by the inefficient lights at the Longforth Road junction that many people now avoid totally and go up through North Street, which is quicker!! Dr Dave
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1:45pm Thu 27 Dec 12

linzibee says...

Agreed Dr Dave, lets hope the new road hopes relieve the congestion. Its ridiculous what has happened. It takes longer to get out of Wellington than it does to drive to Taunton sometimes!
Agreed Dr Dave, lets hope the new road hopes relieve the congestion. Its ridiculous what has happened. It takes longer to get out of Wellington than it does to drive to Taunton sometimes! linzibee
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11:13pm Thu 27 Dec 12

BaldyLocks says...

What is it with British people and bad teeth. Andy Govier - Have you no shame?
What is it with British people and bad teeth. Andy Govier - Have you no shame? BaldyLocks
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2:00pm Fri 28 Dec 12

FreeSpeech? says...

BaldyLocks wrote:
What is it with British people and bad teeth. Andy Govier - Have you no shame?
Thats an extremely personal comment to make, I take it your a beauty queen free from facial defects.
[quote][p][bold]BaldyLocks[/bold] wrote: What is it with British people and bad teeth. Andy Govier - Have you no shame?[/p][/quote]Thats an extremely personal comment to make, I take it your a beauty queen free from facial defects. FreeSpeech?
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11:37am Sat 29 Dec 12

BaldyLocks says...

FreeSpeech? wrote:
BaldyLocks wrote:
What is it with British people and bad teeth. Andy Govier - Have you no shame?
Thats an extremely personal comment to make, I take it your a beauty queen free from facial defects.
Yes you can.
[quote][p][bold]FreeSpeech?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BaldyLocks[/bold] wrote: What is it with British people and bad teeth. Andy Govier - Have you no shame?[/p][/quote]Thats an extremely personal comment to make, I take it your a beauty queen free from facial defects.[/p][/quote]Yes you can. BaldyLocks
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1:36pm Sat 29 Dec 12

FreeSpeech? says...

Modest as well as rude, you must be quite proud whilst looking in the mirror.
Modest as well as rude, you must be quite proud whilst looking in the mirror. FreeSpeech?
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6:29pm Sun 30 Dec 12

Mi_Coc says...

Baldy locks must watch a bit to much MTV and assumes everyone has bright white vinears from a cosmetic dentists. We can't all be Kim Kardashinan! Muppet.

Please don't let somerset Highways get involved they will build a park and rude with a thousand lights and increase congestion. Build a bridge at silk mills they said, won't have to wait for trains they said. Now just have to wait for the traffic lights even at 1am when the roads are empty.

Can't they consult someone who knows what their doing?
Baldy locks must watch a bit to much MTV and assumes everyone has bright white vinears from a cosmetic dentists. We can't all be Kim Kardashinan! Muppet. Please don't let somerset Highways get involved they will build a park and rude with a thousand lights and increase congestion. Build a bridge at silk mills they said, won't have to wait for trains they said. Now just have to wait for the traffic lights even at 1am when the roads are empty. Can't they consult someone who knows what their doing? Mi_Coc
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10:40pm Sun 30 Dec 12

linzibee says...

It really is so sad that hardly anyone knows how to use English grammar and spelling on these comment pages.
It really is so sad that hardly anyone knows how to use English grammar and spelling on these comment pages. linzibee
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9:18am Mon 31 Dec 12

Monument says...

Linzibee

Don't be so sad

Whilst spelling and grammar are important in formal writing, this is a place for comments and it is more important that all can comment irrespective of their writing skills.
Linzibee Don't be so sad Whilst spelling and grammar are important in formal writing, this is a place for comments and it is more important that all can comment irrespective of their writing skills. Monument
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