Banbury councillor writes to county council about busy town junction

Banbury Labour councillor Mark Cherry NNL-140521-105116001
Banbury Labour councillor Mark Cherry NNL-140521-105116001

A Banbury Labour councillor has expressed his ‘growing concern’ about traffic congestion at a busy junction in the town.

Councillor Mark Cherry represents both the Calthorpe and Ruscote wards in his role as a county and town councillor and has sent a letter to Oxfordshire county councillor David Nimmo-Smith, cabinet member for the environment, about the dangers of the junction from Queensway onto the Bloxham Road.

In his letter Mr Cherry said: “My concerns stems from ongoing congestion on Queenway to Bloxham road, a major pinch point but I feel this will be exacerbated when the housing developments up Bloxham Road and Banbury in general are finished.

“Traffic volume will increase and add the facts the possibility of accidents trying to turn right or left at peak times in the morning and late afternoon.

“Maybe a traffic lights could be moved forward. But in any event Oxfordshire County Council need a plan ahead quick it fair to point out that Frideswide Square in Oxford cost £6.7 million so surely some funds can be found soon to stop gridlock on a major road in Banbury.”