"We the undersigned call on Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council to commission a proper pedestrian crossing at the junction of Monmouth Drive and Stonehouse Road to help people cross the road in safety to Sutton Park's Boldmere Gate entrance."
Why is this important?
Sutton Park is the heart and lungs of our town and everyone should have safe easy access to enjoy all that it offers. Further, we should encourage people to leave their cars at home and walk. This is healthier, greener and, with proposed future parking charges, financially prudent.
But trying to get into Sutton Park on foot through the Boldmere Gate entrance on Stonehouse Road can be a dangerous business, especially if you are elderly or walking with children. Our community includes many families and older residents who may be be put off enjoying the park, or end up driving there out of road safety concerns.
We are, therefore, launching a major campaign to look into getting a proper zebra crossing at the site. We understand the complex nature of the junction but also that Royal Sutton Town Council have substantial funds accumulated from our precept that could fund the work.