Ann steps up pressure for better road safety after boy killed on Castle Vale

Puffin crossing

Cllr Ann Holtom has stepped up her campaign for improved road safety measures on Castle Vale, after a ten year boy died after he was hit by a car on Farnborough Road. Ann has asked the Birmingham City Council Cabinet member with responsibility for traffic to intervene in the aftermath of this tragedy. Cllr Holtom is also planning a major road safety survey among Vale residents to find out what measures local people feel should be put in place and where.

Cllr Holtom said: "This tragic accident must make us look again at road safety issues. I fully support the family and friends of the young victim in their calls to improve road safety and have signed their petition to the government. We must review all the options for increased road safety including additional pedestrian crossings and speed safety cameras. That is why I am stepping up my campaign on this issue with a major road safety survey. I hope as many Castle Vale residents as possible will participate in the survey as together we can make a difference and make the Vale a safer place for pedestrians and road users alike."