Outrage as Thurrock Traffic Light Club lose funding

THE MUCH-LOVED Thurrock Traffic Light Club faces closure after losing its funding in the latest round of cuts by Thurrock Council.

The club, which has been running for twelve years and has 143 members is one of the most popular in Thurrock.

Members meet every Sunday in a variety of locations around the borough and cite among their favourite locations: The traffic lights outside Corringham Village Hall; the zebra crossing in Little Thurrock and the pelican pedestrian crossing near to the Thameside Theatre.

Members believe that the funding has been pulled due to a number of protests regarding the covering up of the traffic lights in Chafford Hundred near to Sainsburys.

The group have received kind messages of support from around the country and the world.

Pres of the Edinburgh Traffic Light Club, Grant Campbell said: “The offer of a trip to see the new system in Princes Street still stands. I am prepared to put my hand in someone elses pocket to do this.”

Whilst nearer to home, this weekends visit to the new roundabout system on the A414 in Harlow still stands.

Harlow President Jill Aylott said: “The new system has some fascinating facets to it. The Thurrock group will be so excited and hopefully looking at the LED systems and the cutting edge no right turn system will take their minds off the problem.

YourThurrock spoke to the Vice-President and the Treasurer of the Thurrock Traffic Light Club as they were visiting the Treacle Mine roundabout.

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