Following a meeting some month back with Andrew Griffiths (MP for Burton), Philip Atkins (Leader of Staffordshire County Council) and Michael Fabricant at the home of Cllr Ian Pritchard of Lichfield District Council concerning trucks on the A515 and A513, Michael Fabricant says “It’s now time for the County to stop prevaricating and put weight limits on the A515.”
At a further meeting yesterday (1st March) with Cllrs Martyn Tittley and Ian Pritchard in Kings Bromley, Michael said “The increased use of heavy trucks on the A515 is making the lives of residents in Kings Bromley, Yoxall, and Draycott in the Clay intolerable. Local district councillors are preparing a petition to be sent to the County Council, but this should not be necessary. The County stands paralysed while weight restrictions on through traffic would solve the problem and would force heavy trucks onto the dualled A50 and A38 instead. The County has the power to do this, but has so far chosen to take no action.
“Local councillors and I are urging local residents to sign a Petition to the County for weight restrictions to be put on the A515. Kings Bromley residents may be asked to sign the petition on the doorstep, but in any event, petition papers can also be found at Bromley Hayes Nursery and the Royal Oak pub in Kings Bromley. Meanwhile I and local councillors will continue to argue the case with the County. Their inaction is inexcusable.”
Photo shows, l to r, Cllr Martyn Tittley, Michael Fabricant, and Cllr Ian Pritchard, Deputy Leader of Lichfield District Council.