Residents of New Road and Kings Avenue have called a public meeting to campaign against speeding traffic on the A259 eastern approach to Rye. Flyers have been circulated calling for urgent action before a fatality occurs. A serious accident occurred on September 7 as reported in Rye News.
Richard Benn, who has lived in New Road for 13 years, said, “So many people have had a close call owing to excessive speeding and dangerous and senseless overtaking.
“At my end is the entrance to the Rugby Club, where an accident occurred recently – that is in a 60 mph zone! A friend’s father who lives in Kings Avenue is virtually housebound because he dare not cross the road to the bus stop. As a group, we want to flag this up, because it’s getting horrendous”.
Among the safety measures expected to be called for are painting double white lines along that entire stretch of New Road and moving the 30 mph sign eastwards beyond the Rugby Club. With the new cafe opened at the Club, the number of vehicles turning in there has increased in recent months.
The open meeting is to be held at Rye Rugby Club on Wednesday October 5 at 7:30pm, and it is understood that Cllr Paul Osborne has agreed to act as chair. Those unable to attend or with questions are invited to phone: 07900 692815
Photo: Kenneth Bird