Bromley Labour calls on Conservatives to act and put safety first
Criminals are cutting down traffic lights across Bromley – leaving some of our busiest junctions a danger to all road users. Already a six-year-old schoolgirl in Orpington has been injured as a result of vandals putting lights out of action on Court Road.
Another collision was reported on Croydon Road’s junction with Baston Road on 23rd January.
But the Conservative councillor in charge of Bromley’s highways refused requests to put up signs warning residents, saying that the lights and safety are responsibility of TfL.
Labour Cllr Alisa Igoe said: “We are calling on Bromley Council to fulfil its responsibility of safety to all who use our roads and place extra signage warning drivers to slow down as they approach these junctions.
“Despite a request I made to the council on 15th January, there are currently no public warnings from Bromley Conservatives about the dangers of vandalised lights. They have said they will not be providing additional warning signage.
“The council has also not published a list of affected sites. Trying to cross a junction where the pedestrian lights are out of action is extremely dangerous when vehicles won’t stop. It’s particularly difficult for those with disabilities, schoolchildren and the elderly who may need extra time to cross a road and of course at night the dangers increase.”
Since January 10th we have also heard of lights vandalised at:
- College Road and Tweedy Road junction near Bromley town centre
- Outside Morrisons in Petts Wood
- Penge junction of Kent House Road and Lennard Road (pictured).
- In Mottingham, the Elmstead Lane junction with A208 (William Barefoot Drive)
- Chislehurst War Memorial (junction of A208 and A222) and Chislehurst High Street (junction of Willow Grove and A208)