Two plans drawn up for crossings on Sutton Court Road - "a good result" for local residents

Campaigners for local road safety received a massive boost this week when it was revealed that two schemes on Sutton Court Road have secured funding.

Cllr. Peter Thompson informed residents through the discussion forum that the "Safer Routes to Schools" budget will be providing the necessary funds. One crossing will be by Staveley Gardens and one further down by the bridge over into Grove Park by Lawford Road (see map below).

It is planned to introduce one crossing this year and one next as the funding allows. Consultation will take place in November on the detailed plans.

Cllr. Thompson congratulated local residents who had collected a petition in support of crossings calling it "a good result".

Local resident Peter Gardiner had collected signatures for a petition to Hounslow Borough Council to provide a safe crossing for pedestrians and cyclists on Sutton Court Road in the region of Lawford Road and Grove Park Bridge. In five days of collecting he gathered more than 300 signatures with almost universal support. He witnessed an accident at the junction on his first night of campaigning.

This junction is used by many pedestrians: - adults and children walking to and from local schools and by children cycling to Chiswick Community School. Local residents on Sutton Court Rd and especially the elderly residents of St Thomasís Road and Montgomery Court flats and others also need to cross Sutton Court Road to use the E3 bus service.

There is also a playground by the bridge which attracts children from both sides of Sutton Court Road.

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