‘Let us cross road safely’ plead families

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More than 300 people have signed a petition calling for a pedestrian crossing on a major road running through a South Yorkshire village.

Residents of Millhouse Green, near Penistone, want a crossing facility to help them get from their homes across the A628 Manchester Road to reach the post office, school and shop.

The petition has been organised by Millhouse Green Community Association and is being submitted to Barnsley Council.

Ingrid Law, who chairs the association, said: “We have a 40mph limit through the village, often with cars exceeding that, and my concern is that there will be a serious accident before too long.

“We can’t promise this petition will be successful or sort all the problems out, but it is a start. It also indicates the strength of feeling in the village that so many people have signed it.”

Ingrid said road safety was an issue highlighted in a survey carried out when the association was set up at the beginning of the year to tackle issues raised by residents.

So far, they have liaised with Barnsley Council’s dog wardens to stop dog fouling and have organised a litter pick.