After another serious accident on Sully Road this morning, the Sully Local Residents Association has launched a petition calling on the Vale of Glamorgan Council and Conservative Vale MP Alun Cairns (Secretary of State for Wales) to improve safety on the winding and dangerous lane.
The petition has been launched by Stephen Katchi who spotted the overturned car (above) when he was taking his son to St Joseph’s Primary School, Penarth, today. Details of the accident are awaited from the police.
Mr Katchi says he travels this lane every day to take his son to school and is asking local residents to sign an on-line petition to “get the council to do something about Sully Road”.
He fears that the situation is only going to get worse once the houses on the site next door to St Joseph’s school are finished and occupied – and worse again when the huge housing development at Cog Road is completed
Later today Penarth Conservative Assembly Member Andrew RT Davies and local Conservatives Chris Thorne and Rod Thomas also called on the Vale of Glamorgan Council to take urgent action on Sully Road after a recent spate of accidents.
Andrew RT Davies, said: “The recent spate of accidents on Sully Road is a serious concern for the local community and with traffic only set to increase it is vital the Vale of Glamorgan Council takes urgent action to improve the safety of the road. Sully’s strong community spirit has always been evident and this latest petition is once again a sign of residents taking issues into their own hands and demanding action – but it is important the council listens and makes some substantial safety improvements. It is not just one incident and it is clear that the road is becoming an accident hotspot. The Vale Council must explore all measures available to it to ensure the road is made safe again.”
Chris Thorne and Rod Thomas of Sully Conservatives, said:“Reports of accidents on Sully Road are increasing tenfold of late and it is incumbent on the Vale Council to protect local residents and road users. All measures should be explored including lowering the speed limit and the addition of traffic calming measures before it is too late and someone pays the ultimate price. Sully’s local infrastructure has been sadly ignored for too long by the Vale Council but these accidents should act as a wake-up call to improve the safety and capacity of our roads.”