Steve Carr writes: I have seen many comments on Bramcote Today concerning the installation of the speed camera controls along the A52.
I have spoken to the Highways Agency again today for a further update. They have advised me that the scheme is still scheduled for this financial year BUT the budget still hasn’t been signed off by the Department of Transport. I expressed my disappointment at this but was assured by the person I spoke to that is was “her baby” and she was determined to deliver it on time. I will be speaking to Anna Soubry about this tomorrow.
I have to say that the petition has been a success because it was community led. I for one door knocked in the part of Beeston North that borders the A52. The Liberal Democrats have always been factual about the scheme and have avoided trying to gain political capital out of it. It is a shame then that Martin Plackett has described it as “our pledge to ensure the results of our Petition.”
I know it is currently political silly season but it isn’t helpful if community led activities are claimed by one party or another. In fact it is downright unhealthy.
I am sure Martin has made a genuine mistake and would like to put the matter straight by confirming that it was not a Conservative Party petition and the word “our” was in fact referring to communities in Bramcote and Beeston North.
Councillor Steve Carr