Petition for crossing on Belgrave Road

Demands are being made for an improved crossing in a Seaford road after residents raised concerns about safety.

Think School Travel and Guide Dogs for the Blind joined Councillor Carolyn Lambert to call for a safe crossing in Belgrave Road, near the junction with Kingsmead.

An online petition has been set up to urge East Sussex County Council to take action.

Cllr Lambert said, “Many residents have contacted me about the danger of trying to cross Belgrave Road.

“Children cross this road to access two of the primary schools in Seaford as well as Seaford Head Community College.

“Elderly and disabled residents have also expressed concern at the difficulty in crossing this road to access the town centre, and the police and local councillors have received repeated complaints about speeding.

“I am delighted to be working with Think School Travel who are doing invaluable work in encouraging parents to drive safely, park safely and walk safely to school.”

Campaigners say Belgrave Road, which bisects the west side of Seaford, is used as a rat run.

There is a large population to the north of Belgrave Road on the Kingsmead Housing Estate and the petitioners pointed out there have been several accidents over the last few years along this road.

So far the petition has attracted 55 signatures.

The petition at can be found at http://epetition.eastsussex.public-i.tv/epetition_core/

A county council spokesman said, “We are grateful to residents for reporting concerns in their area.

“Once any petition is submitted we will consider it in the normal way.”