Signs up at ‘danger’ turn

Cllr John Frudd, and fellow Labour politicians Cllr Ted Bishop, election candidate Catherine Atkinson and Erewash Labour leader Cllr Alex Phillips.
Cllr John Frudd, and fellow Labour politicians Cllr Ted Bishop, election candidate Catherine Atkinson and Erewash Labour leader Cllr Alex Phillips.

After a number of ‘near-misses’, signs have been put up at the exit of an Ilkeston supermarket, warning drivers of a nearby pedestrian crossing.

Residents complained to county councillor John Frudd that the crossing in Nottingham Road was too close to the Tesco Express store, causing drivers to accidentally jump the red light from time to time.

Derbyshire County Council has now upgraded the crossing close to Kensington Junior School, along with two more in the area, and put up signs to alert drivers of the potential hazard.

Cllr Frudd, who has represented Ilkeston South on the authority since the elections in May, said: “I am very pleased that the chance arose with the crossing refurbishment for me to do something positive about this problem.

“I contacted highway officers who, on realising the very real danger – particularly as there is a school just across the road – agreed with me and initiated this very much needed safety improvement.”