When Michael Fabricant had to visit The Bowling Green pub in Lichfield on Friday (4th April) on “official business”, he says he was “almost killed” crossing the road.
The Bowling Green pub and the attached bowling green are on a large traffic island surrounded by busy roads. “I went there by foot” says Michael “and it required a quick sprint across busy roads, including the A51, to avoid being mown down by traffic.
“Most visitors drive there and use the car park, but as the Government is keen to avoid drinking and driving, it really does make sense for a pedestrian crossing to be provided to the pub and to the adjacent bowling green.
“I have today written to Staffordshire County Council requesting that they consider installing a pedestrian crossing and I am sure that Ember Inns who run The Bowling Green might consider making a contribution towards the costs. One of these days, there is going to be a nasty accident with someone being mown down – as I almost was.”
Michael was visiting the pub for the launch of the Lichfield Lions charity and afterwards was invited to pull a pint which he then sampled. For the pub enthusiast, it was Marston’s Pedigree.