Dr Dan Poulter recently met with a group of residents, where he heard more about their concerns around speeding traffic and road safety near the village of Great Bricett. Dr Dan has pledged to support residents in their calls for road safety improvements to be introduced on the B1078 near the village of Great Bricett.
Residents have been campaigning tirelessly since 2002 to bring about a change to the speed limit on this particularly fast section of the road. Residents of Wallow Lane all too often witness speeding traffic and fear that it is simply a matter of time before a serious accident takes place.
Suffolk Highways are currently consulting residents about the introduction of a reduced speed limit, from 60mph to 40 mph, to improve road safety and to encourage reduced vehicle speeds. Whilst residents welcome this move, they would like to see the 40mph speed limit sign brought forward, before the bend in the road on the B1078, allowing drivers more notice of the change in speed limit.
Speaking after the meeting, Dr Dan said "I am pleased to support the residents of Wallow Lane in their efforts to improve road safety on this fast moving stretch of road. When I met with the residents, I saw first-hand a number of speeding vehicles approaching. The junction of Wallow Lane is almost invisible from the bend in the road and if anyone were to pull out of the junction, the results could be disastrous. I am pleased that Suffolk Highways is currently consulting to reduce the speed limit in a bid to improve road safety, but I would urge them also to listen to the residents and consider siting the speed limit sign before the bend in the road."
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Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Health Services (21 Jan 2019)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on facilitating health professionals in England to travel to low and middle income countries to provide healthcare education and training; and if she will make a statement.
Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Mental Health Services (21 Jan 2019)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to improve mental health provision in low and middle income countries.