Demand for action at Lewes accident blackspot

AN appeal has been made for urgent action to be taken to reduce the risk of accidents at a Lewes blackspot.

It follows what is understood to have been a head-on collision between two vehicles in Bell Lane due to the parked cars there obscuring visibility.

Now Independent Lewes Town Councillor Ruth O’Keeffe has called on East Sussex County Council to respond immediately before there is another accident.

In a letter to Cllr Carl Maynard, the Lead Member for Economy, Transport and Environment, and its Director Rupert Clubb, she said: “I have received the sad news that something has happened which I had feared for some time.

“There was a head-on collision in Bell Lane where the parked cars obscure the visibility. Such an accident has come very close to occuring a number of times previously.

“I have submitted a petition about this some time ago and the matter was then included in the parking review.

“I have also asked that it be brought forward ahead of all the other items for Lewes as it is the one that poses a significant danger to road users.

“So far this has not proved possible but I am writing in the light of this collision now having happened to ask again.

“Please can consideration be made to bring forward putting in the double yellow lines in Bell Lane before there is another and worse accident.

“There really needs to be parking restriction there the length of Bell Lane for the safety of all road users.”