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MP joins Gillinggate residents on road safety campaign

September 23, 2014 4:46 PM

South Lakes MP Tim Farron joined with local residents and councillors Giles Archibald and Phil Dixon on Friday to try and curb speeding on Gillinggate and Fellside.South Lakes MP Tim Farron joined with local residents and councillors Giles Archibald and Phil Dixon on Friday to try and curb speeding on Gillinggate and Fellside.

Residents are concerned about the speed of cars coming down Gillinggate. They are also worried about the speed of cars driving past the school, as are school staff. Councillor Phil Dixon, the man behind the campaign, is asking residents to sign his petition calling on Cumbria County Council to look at what can be done to make the road safer.

Tim said: "I was pleased to join Phil, Giles and local residents and support their campaign. I will be pressing the County Council to look at what can be done to make people safer."

Phil Dixon, councillor for Highgate added: "This is such a big issue for residents on Gillingggate. They want action and I agree with them totally. I hope that Cumbria County Council listen to the residents and act. We need a study to see what can be done."

Giles Archibald, councillor for Fellside added: "This is an important initiative by Tim, Phil and local residents, which I fully support. While at the meeting, I saw more than one vehicle ride up onto the pavement, to avoid cars coming in the opposite direction. While we need to have an effective traffic flow around town, it needs to be safe."