WEST NORFOLK: Wisbech councillor’s call to join A47 campaign
A campaign for improvements on the A47 is calling on West Norfolk councillors to support their bid.
Robert McLaren, a Wisbech town councillor and member of the Wisbech Infrastructure Now (WIN) campaign group, wants to work with West Norfolk members to make the road safer.
WIN is also calling for the A47 to become a dual carriageway in a bid to stop the number of accidents.
Calls have been growing for the road to be improved following several fatal accidents over the Christmas period, including the incident at Walsoken in which Sutton Bridge sisters Tamzin and Jessica Portor died.
Mr McLaren has backed Norfolk County Council’s motion on Monday to continuously dual the A47.
He said: “There are far too many accidents on the A47 and something needs to be done.
“We are calling for West Norfolk councillors to join our campaign.
“We are pleased to see councillors in Norfolk are raising this.
“We are trying to get Cambridgeshire County Council to put forward a motion and do something.
“We keep hitting walls as they don’t recognise the fact that it is dangerous. We need safety measures.”
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