27 NOV 2014

MP SEEKS SOLUTION TO DANGEROUS ROAD

Simon Hart MP has seen firsthand the dangers facing mums and toddlers as they walk down a section of road with no pavement near Laugharne.

The local community council has been calling for safety improvements on the road that links Broadway to Laugharne.

"The problem is that there are a number of houses beyond the Carpenter's Arms and the parents and children have to walk twice a day down a dangerous section of road which has no pavement to the local primary school," said Mr Hart.

On a recent visit Mr Hart saw mums with prams negotiating the busy road which also had lorries parked on it making deliveries.

"It is undoubtedly very dangerous and I wouldn't like to be walking my toddlers along it twice a day," he added.

Laugharne Community Council has been told by Carmathenshire County Council that the section of road did not qualify as "dangerous enough" to get funding for improvements.

So now an alternative solution is being suggested. "The Laugharne Corporation owns a narrow verge down the side of the road and, if they agree, it would be possible to put a footpath there," said Mr Hart.

It is hoped that funding for the work could be sponsored by a local firm and Mr Hart has now asked the county council if it will allow the work to go ahead and whether would install chicanes at either end of any new path.

"This could be a great example of the community and local companies getting together and coming up with a creative and practical solution to make things safer for everyone," said Mr Hart.

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