CONSERVATIVE Councillors in Stanford and Corringham have said they are pleased that measures to reduce speeding on Southend Road in Stanford-le-Hope have started to be taken, but warned that more still needs to be done.
After a long campaign led by Conservatives from the Homesteads and Stanford East & Corringham Town wards, ‘stage 1’ measures consisting of red textured road markings and ‘slow’ signs protecting the key junctions were installed on Southend Road this week.
Stanford East and Corringham Town Councillor Phil Anderson said “after months of campaigning it is great to see the first measures to reduce speed and improve safety on Southend Road being taken.
This is a clear step in the right direction, but few residents believe that this will be enough on its own. We have got an application in for flashing speed signs and a pedestrian crossing from next year’s budget round, and I am hopeful that this will be approved to complete that package of measures that the consultation showed that residents wanted to see.”