Walk safely in town

PUBLISHED: 16:40 20 August 2008 | UPDATED: 21:32 31 May 2010

MOTOR vehicles and pedestrian traffic in Saffron Walden is increasing annually and the town council is prepared to spend £150,000 to improve the market square. I write to Reporter Postbag as one of the town s elderly residents, and in common with many oth

MOTOR vehicles and pedestrian traffic in Saffron Walden is increasing annually and the town council is prepared to spend £150,000 to improve the market square.

I write to Reporter Postbag as one of the town's elderly residents, and in common with many other elderly people I have become painfully slow of gait, and I feel that £150,000 should be used to improve road safety for pedestrians. Every time I visit the town's shops my route takes me via Church Street, Market Hill and into the town centre.

The moving traffic is almost constant in Church Street, and I am grateful to those friendly drivers who will readily slow down and stop and with quick flash of their headlights or a beckoning wave of their hand will allow me to cross over to the other side of the road in safety when they observe me waiting at the kerbside at the junction of Church Street, Museum Street and Market Hill.

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