Dangers of Cawston Lane to be highlighted in petition

Cllr Howard Roberts
Cllr Howard Roberts

A PETITION to improve safely along a country lane near Dunchurch has already got the support of more than 100 people.

Dunchurch villagers and people living in nearby retirement development Lime Tree Village have signed in support of the campaign to improve safety along Cawston Lane, which connects Coventry Road with Dunchurch.

Concerns have been raised that the road is too narrow, has overgrown hedges and is frequently used by drivers who break the speed limit.

Cllr Howard Roberts (independent, Dunsmore), who is leading the petition, said: “Residents of Dunchurch, and in particular Lime Tree Village have become very concerned about the safety of Cawston Lane.

“Cawston Lane has become noticeably busier since the opening of the Western Relief Road and this increased traffic has served to highlight the lane’s problems for motorists and other road users.

“Due to the narrow width of the lane, protruding vegetation and a liberal speed limit (40mph) I have heard reports of many vehicles being damaged. I fear it is only a matter of time before we see a very serious collision.”

The petition asks Warwickshire County Council (WCC) to have a look at improving the conditions of the road.

The petition reads: ‘Warwickshire County Council to invest in road safety for the benefit of all the road users of Cawston Lane, Dunchurch.’

Cllr Roberts said he will use the petition to show WCC officers that people feel there is a problem and something needs to be done.

Cllr Roberts added: “The petition shows just how much of a concern there is among residents of Dunchurch.

“I have written to the Head of Highways at the county council to request that he attend a meeting near the road to see the problem first hand and hear some very concerned residents’ point of view.”