Council responds to safety concerns

Bridgwater Mercury: Council responds to safety concerns Council responds to safety concerns

SOMERSET County Council has responded to safety concerns about road signs being obscured by vegetation.

The Mercury was contacted by reader David Gliddon after he noticed a number of warning signs had become overgrown by bushes and trees.

He said: “This is a problem on the A361 approaching Walford Cross on the left hand side where the large road signs are obscured.

“On the A38 heading from Taunton towards Bridgwater on the left hand side many signs are obscured, noticeably at the brow of the hill near the Maypole Inn by the Adsborough turn.

“I realise some of these may be the concern of private landowners but surely the local authority needs to urgently look at implementing a safety check and getting these trees, hedges and verges trimmed.”

A spokesman for Somerset County Council said: “We have written to Mr Gliddon within our ten-day response target and have thanked him for raising his concerns.

“We have also visited the sites in question and will take action where necessary.

“We endeavour to keep road signs clear as part of our annual environmental maintenance programme, but we also encourage members of the public to report any problems by phoning 0845 345 9155 or visiting www.somerset.gov.uk

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7:20pm Wed 25 Jun 14

MARTINI 129 says...

They need to look at a lot of road signs that have been turned in a different direction !
They need to look at a lot of road signs that have been turned in a different direction ! MARTINI 129
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10:04am Sun 29 Jun 14

awayswing says...

If SCC only clear the signs that people complain about there will be a lot of lost car drivers in the county.
If SCC only clear the signs that people complain about there will be a lot of lost car drivers in the county. awayswing
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2:05pm Tue 1 Jul 14

the voice of common sense says...

If you go to S.C.C. s web site then follow the links to road problems and then maintenance then report a problem, the council respond with action remarkably quickly, I reported the junction of the A372 with the A361 at Othery one evening and by the next lunch time it had been cleared. If you tell them where the problem is they can remedy it.
If you go to S.C.C. s web site then follow the links to road problems and then maintenance then report a problem, the council respond with action remarkably quickly, I reported the junction of the A372 with the A361 at Othery one evening and by the next lunch time it had been cleared. If you tell them where the problem is they can remedy it. the voice of common sense
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