Waltham Abbey residents can now cross the road safely following the installation of a pedestrian crossing in the Crooked Mile opposite Waltham Abbey Gardens.
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New signal-controlled crossing
The new signal-controlled crossing was switched on by Chairman Jeane Lea following a 12-year campaign and a 1,000 signature petition. The new traffic management system crossing was funded and supported by Epping Forest Local Highways Panel and installed by Essex County Council Highways.
Epping Forest Local Highways Panel members Councillors Ricki Gadsby and John Knapman joined local councillors and children from Waltham Holy Cross Infants School to open the new crossing on Tuesday 4 October 2016.
Really pleased with our new crossing
Local Ward Councillor and Chairman Jeane Lea said: “I’m really pleased with our new crossing. The Highways team at Essex County Council have done a great job.”
“It will be a great benefit to the pupils and parents from Waltham Holy Cross Infants School who will use this crossing to get to school. The crossing will also help residents in St Clements Court retirement homes and visitors to Waltham Abbeys Community Centre who use it to get to the Town Centre.”
Real safety improvements
Chairman Jeane Lea ends: “Local schemes like these make real safety improvements to Epping Forest roads and make Waltham Abbey a more attractive and safer place to live.”