Victoria asks for acknowledgement of dangers on A361
Although Victoria was unable to attend the parish meeting on Tuesday 24 May 2016 due to parliamentary commitments, she has continued to support South Newington Parish Council to try and improve road safety on the very tight bends through the village.
One major concern is the number of HGVs that pass through the village, and the dangerous decisions they have to make in order to pass one another on corners.
Victoria commented, “I was sorry I couldn’t make it along to the parish council meeting as I was in Parliament. I have been kept updated on the situation, and have been supporting the village for a number of months. I have been in touch with the Secretary of State about safety concerns on the A361, as well as the County Council. Most recently, I contacted a large number of hauliers who travel through the village to see if they would consider mapping alternative routes. I am hopeful that some will, to try and reduce the number of very dangerous manoeuvres that are taking place daily. I am pleased that Oxfordshire County Council has taken on board the comments from residents, and may try some form of mapping to encourage hauliers to consider a different route too.”