Highams Park resident and walk leader is concerned speeding along Winchester Road is putting lives at risk

Mother of four speaks out on road safety issues

Mother of four speaks out on road safety issues

First published in News East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter, covering Chingford, Highams Park and Woodford. Call me on 07795 476 625

Karen Murray, a walk leader for Epping Forest and Lee Valley is concerned not enough is being done to protect the public along Winchester Road in Highams Park.

Ms Murray claims lives are at risk, especially amongst children on the school run, because of speeding motorists and would like to see speed calming measures introduced along the B160 road.   

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9:43pm Thu 24 Apr 14

gutterball says...

"speed calming measures" You can't get above 20mph anyway due to the amount of parked cars and oncoming buses and lorries!
"speed calming measures" You can't get above 20mph anyway due to the amount of parked cars and oncoming buses and lorries! gutterball
  • Score: 0

10:52am Fri 25 Apr 14

kirstywright says...

best of luck karen - look at the aggro some Larkshall road residents kicked up when the council suggested speed bumps, it seems more important to some people to get from A to B quickly then being concern that some little kid might get killed - thankfully common sense has won the day in Larkshall road and the calming measures are going ahead.
best of luck karen - look at the aggro some Larkshall road residents kicked up when the council suggested speed bumps, it seems more important to some people to get from A to B quickly then being concern that some little kid might get killed - thankfully common sense has won the day in Larkshall road and the calming measures are going ahead. kirstywright
  • Score: 6

1:25pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Thunderbird4 says...

As gutterball, says, you can't do more than 20, 25 tops. Generally, you have to stop at least once to allow other traffic through.

I do not believe motorists can speed down this road, especially during the school run; if there are any, they will be, irresponsible boy racers, who need to be reeducated/fined.

The road was made for horse and carts. The houses along Winchester Road, have no provision for parking these, such as, stables; therefore, horse and cart would have been parked in the road - like the cars are today. The only way it seems, of solving this situation, is to widen the road.

I think the introduction of speed humps in this heavily used road, could be dangerous.
As gutterball, says, you can't do more than 20, 25 tops. Generally, you have to stop at least once to allow other traffic through. I do not believe motorists can speed down this road, especially during the school run; if there are any, they will be, irresponsible boy racers, who need to be reeducated/fined. The road was made for horse and carts. The houses along Winchester Road, have no provision for parking these, such as, stables; therefore, horse and cart would have been parked in the road - like the cars are today. The only way it seems, of solving this situation, is to widen the road. I think the introduction of speed humps in this heavily used road, could be dangerous. Thunderbird4
  • Score: -2

7:39pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Jimbo21 says...

If you lived down the road you would realise that there isn't traffic 24 hours a day. I have often seen cars speeding when the road is clear and yes this does include the school run, going much faster than 20, 25 miles per hour. There are measures that can be put in place to solve this and I applaud Mrs Murray for thinking about the safety of the residents and pedestrians who use Winchester road over the needs of drivers who want to speed without a care for anybody.
If you lived down the road you would realise that there isn't traffic 24 hours a day. I have often seen cars speeding when the road is clear and yes this does include the school run, going much faster than 20, 25 miles per hour. There are measures that can be put in place to solve this and I applaud Mrs Murray for thinking about the safety of the residents and pedestrians who use Winchester road over the needs of drivers who want to speed without a care for anybody. Jimbo21
  • Score: 2

10:12pm Fri 25 Apr 14

kirstywright says...

Jimbo21 wrote:
If you lived down the road you would realise that there isn't traffic 24 hours a day. I have often seen cars speeding when the road is clear and yes this does include the school run, going much faster than 20, 25 miles per hour. There are measures that can be put in place to solve this and I applaud Mrs Murray for thinking about the safety of the residents and pedestrians who use Winchester road over the needs of drivers who want to speed without a care for anybody.
at last jimbo21. someone with some common sense - unless you live in Winchester or Larkshall road like me don't comment, after the rush hour its a race track - Why do people hate these speed tables so much - is it because as they drive over them it knocks their mobiles out their hands or does it just make them have to think of other people for once in their lives. Highams park is becoming more and more populated with the tesco project and you just cannot have traffic speeding in such a built up area like winchester/ Larkshall. I think other people object as they are worried traffic might start using the rat runs where they live a not in my neck of the woods syndrome.
[quote][p][bold]Jimbo21[/bold] wrote: If you lived down the road you would realise that there isn't traffic 24 hours a day. I have often seen cars speeding when the road is clear and yes this does include the school run, going much faster than 20, 25 miles per hour. There are measures that can be put in place to solve this and I applaud Mrs Murray for thinking about the safety of the residents and pedestrians who use Winchester road over the needs of drivers who want to speed without a care for anybody.[/p][/quote]at last jimbo21. someone with some common sense - unless you live in Winchester or Larkshall road like me don't comment, after the rush hour its a race track - Why do people hate these speed tables so much - is it because as they drive over them it knocks their mobiles out their hands or does it just make them have to think of other people for once in their lives. Highams park is becoming more and more populated with the tesco project and you just cannot have traffic speeding in such a built up area like winchester/ Larkshall. I think other people object as they are worried traffic might start using the rat runs where they live a not in my neck of the woods syndrome. kirstywright
  • Score: 4

11:22pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Villagecranberry says...

kirstywright wrote:
Jimbo21 wrote:
If you lived down the road you would realise that there isn't traffic 24 hours a day. I have often seen cars speeding when the road is clear and yes this does include the school run, going much faster than 20, 25 miles per hour. There are measures that can be put in place to solve this and I applaud Mrs Murray for thinking about the safety of the residents and pedestrians who use Winchester road over the needs of drivers who want to speed without a care for anybody.
at last jimbo21. someone with some common sense - unless you live in Winchester or Larkshall road like me don't comment, after the rush hour its a race track - Why do people hate these speed tables so much - is it because as they drive over them it knocks their mobiles out their hands or does it just make them have to think of other people for once in their lives. Highams park is becoming more and more populated with the tesco project and you just cannot have traffic speeding in such a built up area like winchester/ Larkshall. I think other people object as they are worried traffic might start using the rat runs where they live a not in my neck of the woods syndrome.
Have you ever thought of living on a remote island in Scotland? You will find it quieter there.

It is so annoying when people like you who do not work, have so much time on their hands that they do not know what to do.
[quote][p][bold]kirstywright[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jimbo21[/bold] wrote: If you lived down the road you would realise that there isn't traffic 24 hours a day. I have often seen cars speeding when the road is clear and yes this does include the school run, going much faster than 20, 25 miles per hour. There are measures that can be put in place to solve this and I applaud Mrs Murray for thinking about the safety of the residents and pedestrians who use Winchester road over the needs of drivers who want to speed without a care for anybody.[/p][/quote]at last jimbo21. someone with some common sense - unless you live in Winchester or Larkshall road like me don't comment, after the rush hour its a race track - Why do people hate these speed tables so much - is it because as they drive over them it knocks their mobiles out their hands or does it just make them have to think of other people for once in their lives. Highams park is becoming more and more populated with the tesco project and you just cannot have traffic speeding in such a built up area like winchester/ Larkshall. I think other people object as they are worried traffic might start using the rat runs where they live a not in my neck of the woods syndrome.[/p][/quote]Have you ever thought of living on a remote island in Scotland? You will find it quieter there. It is so annoying when people like you who do not work, have so much time on their hands that they do not know what to do. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -3

9:32pm Mon 28 Apr 14

kirstywright says...

village raspberry -- YAWN, say something constructive for once. you know nothing as usual. You assume people have no jobs and are totally wrong AGAIN but you seem to have plenty of time reading this website yourself - would'nt mind your job as you seem to have so much time on your hands -.nimby kirsty.
village raspberry -- YAWN, say something constructive for once. you know nothing as usual. You assume people have no jobs and are totally wrong AGAIN but you seem to have plenty of time reading this website yourself - would'nt mind your job as you seem to have so much time on your hands -.nimby kirsty. kirstywright
  • Score: 4

10:37am Thu 1 May 14

kirstywright says...

kirstywright wrote:
Jimbo21 wrote:
If you lived down the road you would realise that there isn't traffic 24 hours a day. I have often seen cars speeding when the road is clear and yes this does include the school run, going much faster than 20, 25 miles per hour. There are measures that can be put in place to solve this and I applaud Mrs Murray for thinking about the safety of the residents and pedestrians who use Winchester road over the needs of drivers who want to speed without a care for anybody.
at last jimbo21. someone with some common sense - unless you live in Winchester or Larkshall road like me don't comment, after the rush hour its a race track - Why do people hate these speed tables so much - is it because as they drive over them it knocks their mobiles out their hands or does it just make them have to think of other people for once in their lives. Highams park is becoming more and more populated with the tesco project and you just cannot have traffic speeding in such a built up area like winchester/ Larkshall. I think other people object as they are worried traffic might start using the rat runs where they live a not in my neck of the woods syndrome.
could someone tell me why cllr john moss of the tories is complaining about the speed tables going down in Larkshall road - but cllr Rackham of the tories seems to be helping with the campaign in winchester road saying the traffic travels to fast . whats the difference both roads are need something done , are they for them or against them. or is it just to score votes with the election coming up - either why they dont get my vote.
[quote][p][bold]kirstywright[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jimbo21[/bold] wrote: If you lived down the road you would realise that there isn't traffic 24 hours a day. I have often seen cars speeding when the road is clear and yes this does include the school run, going much faster than 20, 25 miles per hour. There are measures that can be put in place to solve this and I applaud Mrs Murray for thinking about the safety of the residents and pedestrians who use Winchester road over the needs of drivers who want to speed without a care for anybody.[/p][/quote]at last jimbo21. someone with some common sense - unless you live in Winchester or Larkshall road like me don't comment, after the rush hour its a race track - Why do people hate these speed tables so much - is it because as they drive over them it knocks their mobiles out their hands or does it just make them have to think of other people for once in their lives. Highams park is becoming more and more populated with the tesco project and you just cannot have traffic speeding in such a built up area like winchester/ Larkshall. I think other people object as they are worried traffic might start using the rat runs where they live a not in my neck of the woods syndrome.[/p][/quote]could someone tell me why cllr john moss of the tories is complaining about the speed tables going down in Larkshall road - but cllr Rackham of the tories seems to be helping with the campaign in winchester road saying the traffic travels to fast . whats the difference both roads are need something done , are they for them or against them. or is it just to score votes with the election coming up - either why they dont get my vote. kirstywright
  • Score: 2

10:38am Thu 1 May 14

kirstywright says...

kirstywright wrote:
Jimbo21 wrote:
If you lived down the road you would realise that there isn't traffic 24 hours a day. I have often seen cars speeding when the road is clear and yes this does include the school run, going much faster than 20, 25 miles per hour. There are measures that can be put in place to solve this and I applaud Mrs Murray for thinking about the safety of the residents and pedestrians who use Winchester road over the needs of drivers who want to speed without a care for anybody.
at last jimbo21. someone with some common sense - unless you live in Winchester or Larkshall road like me don't comment, after the rush hour its a race track - Why do people hate these speed tables so much - is it because as they drive over them it knocks their mobiles out their hands or does it just make them have to think of other people for once in their lives. Highams park is becoming more and more populated with the tesco project and you just cannot have traffic speeding in such a built up area like winchester/ Larkshall. I think other people object as they are worried traffic might start using the rat runs where they live a not in my neck of the woods syndrome.
could someone tell me why cllr john moss of the tories is complaining about the speed tables going down in Larkshall road - but cllr Rackham of the tories seems to be helping with the campaign in winchester road saying the traffic travels to fast . whats the difference both roads are need something done , are they for them or against them. or is it just to score votes with the election coming up - either why they dont get my vote.
[quote][p][bold]kirstywright[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jimbo21[/bold] wrote: If you lived down the road you would realise that there isn't traffic 24 hours a day. I have often seen cars speeding when the road is clear and yes this does include the school run, going much faster than 20, 25 miles per hour. There are measures that can be put in place to solve this and I applaud Mrs Murray for thinking about the safety of the residents and pedestrians who use Winchester road over the needs of drivers who want to speed without a care for anybody.[/p][/quote]at last jimbo21. someone with some common sense - unless you live in Winchester or Larkshall road like me don't comment, after the rush hour its a race track - Why do people hate these speed tables so much - is it because as they drive over them it knocks their mobiles out their hands or does it just make them have to think of other people for once in their lives. Highams park is becoming more and more populated with the tesco project and you just cannot have traffic speeding in such a built up area like winchester/ Larkshall. I think other people object as they are worried traffic might start using the rat runs where they live a not in my neck of the woods syndrome.[/p][/quote]could someone tell me why cllr john moss of the tories is complaining about the speed tables going down in Larkshall road - but cllr Rackham of the tories seems to be helping with the campaign in winchester road saying the traffic travels to fast . whats the difference both roads are need something done , are they for them or against them. or is it just to score votes with the election coming up - either why they dont get my vote. kirstywright
  • Score: 2

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