Stockton North MP, Alex Cunningham, has welcomed the news that the community’s views about traffic calming measures at The Wynd, Wynyard, will be sought by the Stockton Council after he intervened in support of the local campaigners.
Alex supported the Wyndsafety group in their campaign to have the traffic calming measures on The Wynd – a series of chicanes – reviewed following local concerns about their safety and effectiveness. The campaign group were also disappointed with the narrow scope of the previous consultation, and were calling for a wider survey with local people.
Following a meeting with Wyndsafety, Alex wrote to Stockton Council leader, Bob Cooks, asking for him to carry out an extended consultation about the measures – a request the Council has agreed with.
Cllr Cook has now instructed Council officers to consider “the quickest and most effective way of gaining the views of the community”, which will be communicated once agreed.
“I’m delighted the Council has listened to local concerns about the traffic calming measures, and my request for further consultation, and will engage in a meaningful discussion with residents living on and around The Wynd.
“The Wyndsafety group are keen to work with the Council to find a solution to this issue, and I will be happy to facilitate this in any way I can.
“Making sure that our roads are safe for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers should always be a priority, and I hope this consultation will produce a result that works for everyone and puts safety first.”