Leighton Linslade Councillors Send A505 Road Safety Petition to CBC

  • Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) Highways received a valid petition in June 2022, signed by 20 signatories, all members of the  Leighton Linslade Town Council. This was presented to the Council today.

The road is dualled in part, and single length in other parts. The petition arises from a number of accidents on the road in recent times, one of which resulted in a fatality.

A505 Safety Petition to Central Bedfordshire Council June 2022:

‘We, the undersigned, in our capacity as elected member of Leighton Linslade Town Council, and on behalf of both our own electorate and those of the surrounding rural parishes, ask Central Bedfordshire Council, through the Traffic Management Committee, to conduct a full and in-depth review of the Leighton Buzzard Bypass over the entirety of it non-dualled length, particularly in light of the number of recent traffic accidents following the establishment of the A5/W1 Link Road, which appear to be both speed and driver awareness related, one of which resulted in a fatality. '

'For Clarity, we make this request on the basis that an earlier petition, submitted on the Change.Org Website, achieved over 3,500 signatories from across Central 
 Bedfordshire and Bucks, but could not be accepted by CBC as the original submission remains anonymous.'

CBC Highways are already working on the issues and a further report will come before the Council