Macclesfield MP David Rutley is working with local councillors to take action to address road safety at a notorious accident blackspot on Hurdsfield Road.
In the past year, there have been eight accidents on Hurdsfield Road, the latest of which led to the tragic death of pensioner Jean de Silva Jayasundera. Mrs Jayasundera was a resident at Harry Lawson Court and the seventy other residents want to ensure that they can cross the road without fear.
David joined Councillors Janet Jackson and David Neilson to meett with residents at Harry Lawson Court as they prepared a petition that was presented to Cheshire East Council. He listened carefully to the concerns raised by residents, particularly those regarding the accessibility of the existing pedestrian crossing. The Macclesfield MP will follow up their concerns with Cheshire East Council, making strong representations to improve safety on Hurdsfield Road.
Mrs Betty McWhirk, who organised the petition said, “I am pleased that David Rutley MP and our local councillors are taking action to improve safety on Hurdsfield Road. I hope this will prevent further accidents.”
Following the meeting, David said, “The safety record on Hurdsfield Road is unacceptable and the tragic death of Mrs Jayasundera highlights the need for urgent action. I will continue to work to ensure that the concerns of residents at Harry Lawson Court are addressed and road safety is improved. We cannot risk another fatal accident.”