Renewed Call For Safe Crossing


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Local MP Steve Brine is once again holding a series of “Summer Tour” events across Winchester – and has heard renewed calls for a safe crossing on the busy road in Otterbourne.

Jan Warwick invited Steve to launch her renewed campaign for a crossing outside the NISA LOCAL store on Main Road on the Williams Garage site.

The road has become increasingly busy in recent years and has seen greater numbers crossing to use the shop which replaced Budgens in 2017.

There are also fears traffic will increase significantly during planned ‘Smart’ motorway works on the M3 and if Eastleigh Council succeeds in building thousands of new houses in nearby Bishopstoke.

A concerted local campaign is aiming to persuade Hampshire County Council to install a permanent pedestrian crossing on Main Road.


Steve says the Summer Tour is a vital fixture in the diary to hear about such problems: “It’s often a way to raise awareness of important local campaigns and road safety in this part of Otterbourne is very topical. All credit to NISA for hosting this crucial stop on my Summer Tour.”

Jan says safety is key: “It’s essential for our children and older residents to safely cross the Otterbourne Main Road to access their schools, bus stops or the refurbished Post Office and store.

“I have recently met with engineers from Hampshire County to understand how we can build a safe crossing point.  We need everyone to come together on this so please sign up via my Safe Crossing for Otterbourne Facebook page.”

Pictured: Steve Brine and Jan Warwick with concerned residents outside the NISA store in Otterbourne and chatting with constituents.