People are being urged to sign a petition for a 30mph speed limit and other traffic calming measures through Ringles Cross and down to Budletts roundabout at Maresfield.
The petition has been launched by Ringles Cross resident Jonathan Smith, with the support of the local community, businesses and the Ringles Cross Hotel.
He says that over the years the level of traffic and accidents have increased to a “very dangerous level”.
He told the Uckfield News website: “The speed limit is often exceeded and there have been a number of very serious accidents, the last one ended up with a car going across the pavement at speed. It was only luck that a pedestrian was not there.
“It is time for the residents of Ringles Cross to stop putting their lives at risk when they cross the road or pull out in their cars, plus it is time to stop the residents of Uckfield travelling through such a dangerous area.
“It is also time for the customers of the Ringles Cross Hotel to travel to, and from, this great pub in safety.
“The petition is for the Uckfield community. I want to stop any more accidents and injury in the Ringles Cross village for us all.”
The ‘Make Ringles Cross safer’ petition can be found here.
It will be delivered to Wealden district councillor Carol Reynolds and East Sussex county councillor Claire Dowling.
Mr Smith, who says he already has the support of Wealden councillor Carol Reynolds and Uckfield town councillor Jackie Love, is asking for:
- Reduction of the speed limit between Uckfield north, through Ringles Cross and down to Budletts roundabout to 30mph.
- Provision of a safe crossing for residents and school children.
- Provision of a level of separation and traffic calming for Ringles Cross to highlight that it is a village.
- Re-surfacing of the road (do you mean London Road – I think the road to Buxted has recently been resurfaced?) to make stopping and car control safer.
On the petition he says: “Your support is needed to help create a safer place for all who travel through this busy area, the residents of the village and the Ringles Cross Hotel customers.”