Barnet council have agreed to investigate road safety measures in the Silkstream Road and Montrose Avenue area of Burnt Oak following the death of a 4 year old boy in a road traffic accident earlier this year.
In a member's item to the Hendon Area Committee (24 July) Labour councillors called for consideration to be given to speed limits, road signage, and a temporary pedestrian crossing across Montrose Avenue from Silkstream Park to Montrose Park, until the permanent crossing that is planned there is constructed.
The Committee agreed to allocate £2,500 for a feasibility survey which will be reported back in December.
Cllr Nagus Narenthira, who submitted the member's item and is a Governor at the nearby Goldbeaters Primary School, said: "I'm glad that the Committee agreed to do a survey, but I'm hoping that this can be done before December and an early decision can be made on these much needed road safety measures."
Harry Bennison, Vice-Chair of the Burnt Oak Safer Neighbourhood Ward Panel welcomed the news saying: "Residents are very worried about road safety on Montrose Avenue, and are keen that something is done as soon as possible."
Text of Cllr Narenthira's member's item:
Hendon Area Committee: 24 July
Member’s Item: Cllr Narenthira
Road safety around Barnfield Road / Montrose Avenue near Annunciation School and Goldbeaters School
I request that the Hendon Area Committee investigates and takes all necessary actions to improve road safety in the Barnfield Road / Montrose Avenue area near Annunciation and Goldbeaters Schools. I am raising this following a recent road traffic incident resulting in the death of a 4 year old child. I ask that consideration is given to speed limits, road signage, and the need for a temporary pedestrian crossing across Montrose Avenue from Silkstream Park to Montrose Park, until the permanent crossing that is planned there is constructed.
Residents are very concerned and have brought this up with councillors and I would appreciate if these concerns are addressed and resolved.
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