Patcham Conservatives celebrate Carden Avenue crossing victory

Patcham Ward Conservative Councillors are celebrating success in their campaign to get a pedestrian crossing installed outside the Carden Avenue Sainsbury’s Local Store.

The decision to go ahead with a new zebra crossing was taken at the Council’s Transport Committee meeting on 27th November and Council officers have confirmed that it is expected to be installed in January. There will also be widening and improvements to the pavement on both sides of Carden Avenue. Local residents and businesses will be contacted prior to works commencing in order to keep disruption to a minimum.

Ward Councillor Carol Theobald said: “This is great news for residents. Ever since Sainsburys opened, this stretch of road has got much busier and it has become much more dangerous for pedestrians. We have been arguing strongly for a safe crossing point to be put in and so I am glad that the Council has listened.”

Fellow Ward Councillor Brian Pidgeon added: “I’m delighted that all our efforts have paid off. This is a really dangerous stretch of road to cross. Not only is there Sainsbury’s but we also have both Patcham High and Carden Primary Schools nearby so it is no surprise that the Transport Committee recognised it as a high priority for a  safe crossing point.”