A 'DANGEROUS' roundabout in Earley has been the subject of discussion amongst councillors last week, as numerous requests to improve the road have been made.

Cllr Andrew Mickleburgh, Lib Dem for the Hawkedon Ward, brought up the concerns to the Wokingham Borough Council (WBC). He said in the council meeting, on September 17: "On August 28 a cyclist was airlifted to hospital following a serious accident at the Cutbush Lane/Carsharlton Way roundabout.

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"For years, numerous requests had been made prior to this latest accident for safety improvements at this dangerous location.

"On the 3rd and 15th of this month I emailed Officers to ask that the site be visited as a matter of urgency and a plan devised to improve safety.

"You were copied into both emails. I have not received any responses.

"Could you please commit to getting this matter properly addressed without further delay?’

Responding, Cllr Pauline Jorgensen said that she was already in the process of investigating ways to reduce speed and to improve sight lines at the roundabout.

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Following this, Cllr Mickleburgh posted this comment on his Facebook on September 22: "I have emailed WBC Officers with residents’ feedback on the factors that they believe make this a very dangerous roundabout and actions to improve safety at this location.

"I would like to thank everyone who contributed to this feedback.

"In answer to my question at last week’s Council meeting the Executive Member for Highways stated that she had asked Officers to look at improving sight lines, cutting back vegetation and measures to reduce speed.

"In my email, I requested that the investigation be widened to include any and all other factors at play and all potential remedies – including those identified by residents.

"I will provide a further update as soon as I receive a response."