Residents’ safety petition for Portsmouth road submitted

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MORE than 150 people have signed a petition asking for a crossing on a busy road in Hilsea.

In total, 168 residents living on the south side of Norway Road have signed a petition urging Portsmouth City Council to provide a pedestrian crossing in the road near the junction of Green Farm Gardens to allow residents to cross safely.

Councillor Jim Patey, the Labour group’s spokesman for traffic and transportation said: ‘Portsmouth residents should be able to cross our roads safely. This petition highlights a real problem for Hilsea residents living close to Norway Road and has my wholehearted support.’

Sue Greenfield, the party’s Hilsea co-ordinator, added: ‘People want to be able to cross safely without risking life and limb.

‘Many people living in this area use the Lidl supermarket in Norway Road as their “corner shop” walking to and from their homes to do their shopping.’

The petition has been passed to the council.