Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for North Warwickshire, Craig Tracey joined forces with Tamworth MP, Christopher Pincher at Planters Garden Centre this weekend to gain local support for his proposed new safety measures to be implemented at the notorious Trinity Road and Overwoods Road junction near Kingsbury.
Craig & Christopher were joined by Angie Walker who tragically lost her son, Dion, sister in law, Maggie and nephew, Damian in an accident here in 2013.
Shoppers at Planters were asked to sign a petition asking the Warwickshire County Council to improve the safety of the junction by implementing traffic lights, better signage and lighting and nearly 400 signatures were collected on the day by campaigners, which included friends and family of Angie.
“As part of my Safer Roads Campaign, this junction was highlighted as an area of real concern by local residents and most people will be aware of the terribly tragic accident which occurred here in December 2013. This is such a busy road which sees a large flow of HGVs from the nearby oil depot, which is the biggest in Europe.
“There are regular accidents on the road and in particular at this junction. When I brought the Safer Roads Minister, Robert Goodwill MP to the junction recently he couldn’t believe how busy the road was and described the junction as “dangerous”.
“It is important that we address the situation on Trinity Road/Overwoods Road as soon as possible so that our local people can drive safely and other families are not put through the same devastation as Angie’s have.”
Angie Walker added:
“Firstly I was amazed and overwhelmed by the support we received yesterday. Although any improvements will be too late for our family, we are comforted by the support for the campaign to make this junction safer, as it means the loss of life of our loved ones will not be in vain and hopefully will prevent someone else from suffering the loss we have.”
Christopher Pincher commented:
“I was really pleased to join Craig and Angie help collect signatures for better safety measures on Trinity Road. The junction with Overwoods Road is a terrible hazard and I know many of my constituents in Wilnecote are not prepared to use it as they believe it too dangerous. Local councillor Tina Clements has raised this issue too.”
“I hope the work that Craig and Angie are doing gets results. It was certainly supported by hundreds of people at Planters on Sunday morning.”
If you would like to support the petition contact Craig Tracey – firstname.lastname@example.org