Clive Hart has sent in a release on pedestrian improvements to Cliftonville. He also appears to have re-discovered Thanet South MP and Transport Minister, Dr.Steve Ladyman who was believed to have been missing in action at Westminster in recent weeks.
“Cliftonville is one of many areas in Kent due to benefit thanks to the Government’s Local Transport Plan funding agreed last December. Approval was then given for a loan well in excess of £9million towards the Transportation and Safety Package Programme in Kent.
Among other important projects this funding will be focused on measures to reduce road casualty figures, programmes focusing on local areas to help reduce traffic congestion, improving facilities for pedestrians and cyclists and encouraging greater use of buses. It will also be used to improve footways and road crossings on Kent’s public rights of way network and for improvements to kerbs - is that kebabs? - at pedestrian crossings to ensure compliance with the Disability Discrimination Acts.
One such project will be enhanced pedestrian access for Northdown Road in Cliftonville.
Margate & Cliftonville County Councillor Clive Hart said ‘There have been a number of pedestrians injured crossing Northdown Road and we need new crossing points to provide safer movement for residents and visitors. The work is scheduled to start on May 29th and will take around eight weeks. I would ask motorists to please take extra care whilst this essential work is taking place’.
Ed: Keep up the good work Clive and let's see more 'Kebab improvements' for Cliftonville, now that Margate's are looking distinctly singed!