A crossing here is the answer

IT was good to read about the installation of CCTV at the East Road subway in Chadwell Heath in last week s paper. Whether or not it will deter the muggings which have plagued the place over the past few months, is another matter. I tend to agree with the

IT was good to read about the installation of CCTV at the East Road subway in Chadwell Heath in last week's paper.

Whether or not it will deter the muggings which have plagued the place over the past few months, is another matter.

I tend to agree with the councillor who says that the camera above the entrance is not in the correct place, and will be blind to any attacks in the subway below.

But why couldn't the council instal CCTV in the subway itself, as many other councils have done?


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The proper solution to this - as has been found at the Chequers junction at Goresbrook Road, Dagenham - is to fill the whole thing in, and instal a pedestrian crossing across the A12.

What the Transport for London spokesperson meant in her comment about the ground level crossing is a mystery to me.

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She said that because of the fast-moving nature of the road, there were road safety implications for people trying to cross on foot.

Well of course there would be if pedestrians tried to dodge through the cars and lorries themselves - there would be dead bodies all over the place, or you could wait for hours for a break in the traffic.

That's exactly why traffic signals are needed here - red for stop, green for go - its not rocket science, madam.

J Smith

Wood Lane

Dagenham

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