Concern has been raised about a “deathtrap” road in the Moorlands following yet another crash along the highway. The recent road traffic collision along Cheadle Road, coming into the village of Forsbrook, happened overnight of August 4 and August 5 and resulted in the car hitting through two metal sign posts and ending up on its side in the trees at the side of the highway.
Concern has been raised about a “deathtrap” road in the Moorlands following yet another crash along the highway.
The recent road traffic collision along Cheadle Road, coming into the village of Forsbrook, happened overnight of August 4 and August 5 and resulted in the car hitting through two metal sign posts and ending up on its side in the trees at the side of the highway.
Resident Lev Wood, who shared pictures of the incident, said: “There has been yet another serious accident on Cheadle Road as it enters into Forsbrook.
“The parish council appeal to people to make a representation to Staffordshire County Council for help in controlling speed on this dangerous road that is becoming a deathtrap.
“It appears they are so ineffectual that whatever they do nothing happens.
“Our county and local Staffordshire Moorlands elected councillors make no reply. Nothing ever changes even after four deaths over the years since we moved into the village and countless similar incidents.
“We woke up to the demolition this morning and the police tape was already in place.”
Mr Wood added: “What I find so insightful is the total ineffectuality of the parish council to influence what can happen to the speeding issue.
“I feel sorry for Dawn Plant (Parish Clerk) trying to defend them.
“Having been involved with Community Safety myself at a national level I am surprised she continually asks the community to get involved yet again after years of trying.
“If a recognised body cannot achieve some level of interaction with the county authorities then what chance does Joe public have.
“Rather what is the point of county or district representatives if they cannot champion a cause such as this?”
The Times & Echo contacted Forsbrook Parish Council about the concerns, to which a spokesman said: “The parish council are looking at avenues of funding to provide Speed Indicator Devices for Cheadle Road.
“The issue of speed on this road and in the centre of Forsbrook is an on going problem.
“Forsbrook Parish Council have spoken with Staffordshire County Council and Staffordshire Police and are hoping to work together to find a solution.
“We are currently in communication with Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership and await their comments on the lack of speed camera van placement for Cheadle Road.
“We would like to see an even distribution of the van with other parishes.”
We also contacted Staffordshire County Council, to which councillor David Williams, Cabinet Member for Transport and Highways, responded: “Keeping our roads safe is a top priority and we continue to have some of the safest roads in the country.
“We do listen to residents and parish councils when they have issues about road safety in their area.
“We are aware of some concerns in relation to Cheadle Road, Forsbrook and are working with the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership to find additional support for the community.”
The Times & Echo also contacted Staffordshire Police about the recent crash along Cheadle Road, and the work being carried out by them and the councils, to which a spokesman for the force said: “This was a non-injury, non-reportable single-vehicle road traffic collision. The owner of the car is arranging recovery.”
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