Caught on CCTV

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THE ongoing road safety issues on the A623 at Sparrowpit were put under the spotlight at a meeting held last week – with graphic CCTV footage of drivers acting dangerously.

Traffic police, members of the Chapel Safer Neighbourhood Team, parish councillors and local residents joined together to raise a number of concerns.

They met with Derbyshire county councillor Jean Wharmby, Cabinet Support Member for Highways, Transport and Environment, and Simon Tranter from the Highways Department.

The junction on the sharp bend was the main focus with CCTV footage of vehicles driving on the wrong side of the bollards and treating them as a chicane as well as injury accident statistics presented.

The problems faced by residents who live on the bend and have had cars crash through their garden wall was highlighted.

Now the highways department are to look into what, if anything, can be done, with changes to the signage, or the installation of rumble strips, among the suggestions made.

The meeting followed the issue being raised by members of Chapel-en-le-Frith Parish Council.

Now councillors intend to keep pressing for action to be taken to improve the junction.