Helen is backing a petition calling for Durham County Council to build a bypass for Toft Hill.
The ongoing battle to reduce the amount of traffic on the A68 has seen Helen successfully get the bypass issue back into the council’s county Plan as a possible highway improvement scheme.
Helen said: “I was really pleased that our campaign to get the bypass back into the county plan for consideration has been successful. The battle must go on however as the inclusion of the bypass proposal into the county plan is only the first stage of the process. This is why the petition is important as it shows how strongly Toft Hill residents feel about the sheer volume of traffic thundering through their community every day. It is not just about road safety and congestion, which of course is paramount, but also the quality of life of those living near the A68 through traffic noise and air pollution.”
Helen has been working closely with Toft Hill resident Alex Wright who recently suffered the traffic problems first hand when a van ploughed into her house causing substantial damage to the property.
Within ten minutes of petitioning Helen and her team collected more than 60 signatures from worried parents of Toft Hill Primary School.
To sign the online petition please click the link below.