Waterbeach councillors Maurice Leeke and Peter Johnson have launched a petition asking the local parish councils to consider paying for the road between Landbeach and Cottenham to be gritted regularly in icy weather.
Following accidents in December which closed the road, Peter Johnson - the independent councillor for Waterbeach on South Cambs District Council - called a meeting with the highways department to ask for the road to be gritted. After hearing there is no money for any additional gritting, Peter said "the only positive suggestion was that the parish councils could contribute towards the cost."
"This is the school bus route to the village college", added Maurice Leeke, Lib Dem County Councillor for Waterbeach. "It seems bizarre that it is not already a priority for gritting. We are asking for the system to be reviewed, but without a change in policy local financial support is the only hope."
If you support the idea of local parish councils sharing the cost of gritting this road, please sign the petition below.
Cllr Maurice Leeke with Cllr Peter Johnson at the junction of Cottenham Road and Green End, Landbeach
Please sign the petition below
We ask the parish council to consider contributing towards the cost of gritting the road between Landbeach and Cottenham during icy weather.