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Ways to make Tintwistle a safer place

Tintwistle people are stepping up the campaign to make their village safer, prior to the parish council's meeting next Tuesday with officials from Highways England.

A brave few faced biting winds and hail on Wednesday morning to take their fight to the heart of the problem - the A628 -  where speeding is a constant nightmare.

They hope next week's talks could pave the way for a solution. If not, the fight goes on.                             

Parish council chair Marianne Stevenson says Tintwistle people know what’s needed to make their village safer - they just want to get it done.

Suggestions that will be discussed at a meeting with Highways England include:

  • Restrictions to stop drivers using Old Road as a ‘rat run’ to avoid delays on the A628.
  • Deterrents to stop traffic speeding on the trunk road.
  • More double yellow lines to stop indiscriminate parking.

She said: “What we really need is the bypass, but until that happens we have to do all we can to make Tintwistle a lot safer for everyone.”

Images by Nigel Wood

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