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To: Durham County Council and the Department of Transport



Helen Goodman, MP, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, is calling for Durham County Council and the Department of Transport to build a bypass at Toft Hill to stop HGVs going through the village

Why is this important?

The A68 that runs through Toft Hill is unsuitable for the volume of traffic and the type of vehicle using the road. There is a primary school on the road and there are issues of both traffic congestion and pollution. There have also been several serious road traffic accidents on the road.

Toft Hill, Bishop Auckland

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Reasons for signing

  • We live on the junction of the road and see so many accidents and near misses. Lorries go past all the time, the road is full of potholes and we worry for the safety of children of Toft Hill and High Etherley.
  • Traffic will only continue to increase, as the surrounding areas become more populated. Therefore, it is best to sort out the problem now before it progresses.
  • The road is too busy in my village.


2017-10-05 21:29:38 +0100

100 signatures reached

2017-10-05 15:37:28 +0100

50 signatures reached

2017-10-05 14:05:21 +0100

25 signatures reached

2017-10-05 12:09:09 +0100

10 signatures reached