Crosby & Blundellsands Labour Action Team slams Tory-Lib Dem gov

Bill Esterson and Veronica Bennett
Crosby and Blundellsands Labour Action Team says 20's Plenty, but has slammed Tory-Lib Dem government cuts which have put the brakes on the road safety campaign.
Sefton Council was all set to install 20 miles per hour road signs in residential areas until Conservative-Liberal Democrat cuts meant funding was stopped.
But Crosby and Blundellsands Labour Action Team leader Veronica Bennett is now calling on Crosby Area Committee to grant funding for the scheme.
Veronica Bnnett said: "I have spoken to a lot of people, both on the doorstep and through surgeries, who are concerned about the speed of traffic on our streets.
"I think it is about time we said that '20's plenty'.

"Although Sefton Council backed a reduction in speed limit to 20 miles per hour in residential areas, the Tory-Lib Dem government's cuts to local authority budgets meant that funding from the council for signage won't be possible. 
"But I am not deterred by this and I will ask the Crosby Area Committee to fund traffic calming on roads proposed to me by residents of Crosby and Blundellsands. The Area Committee has limited funding so not everyone's suggestions will be taken up but I will fight hard to make sure that a proposal to the Area Committee reflects residents' wishes."
Veronica said her priority is to see lower traffic speed around the local schools.
Veronica said: "I would especially like to see lower speed limits on main roads close to any of our five local primary schools. It's disappointing that for this government, cutting costs comes before the safety of our younger pedestrians. 
"My number one priority is safety for young road users and I want to hear from as many people as possible to hear their suggestions for roads which they feel need lower speeds."

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