Local MP Stephen Metcalfe has welcomed the news that Essex County Council Highways Cabinet Member, Cllr Rodney Bass, has decided to save 48 lollipop patrols on zebra crossings across Essex. This means the majority of crossing patrols in South Basildon have been saved.
While all the details are still unclear, it is obvious that Council Bass has listen and responded to representations made by Parliamentary and Local Council colleagues.
Stephen said: “I am delighted that Cllr Bass has seen sense and saved 48 of the crossing patrols which were under threat and that the remainder that are still under consideration will be examined by a scrutiny panel.”
Stephen added: “This shows that when we work together and make a good case to change a decision the outcome can be different. This is a positive outcome and I hope that more positive news will be forthcoming in the near future. Now we just have to persuade Cllr Bass to look again at the whole issue of Part Night Lighting in Basildon as I still have deep concerns about a number of aspects of this policy.”