Cllrs. Natalia and Frank Letch launch petition to fix road in Copplestone

17 Oct 2023
Cllrs. Frank and Natalia Letch and Mark Wooding collect signatures in Copplestone

Fresh from his success in getting the Station Road junction in Bow resurfaced, Councillor Frank Letch has turned his attention to the A377 outside of Copplestone.

"The A377 is one of the few south-north roads in Devon. As one of the 5 or 6 main roads in the county it is shocking that it is in such bad repair in many places. It is particulalry bad just outside of the village of Copplestone heading towards Crediton," commented Frank Letch.

"Not only is this stretch of road likely to cause damage to vehicles it is a real accident risk," said Councillor Natalia Letch. "I've seen people weaving in to the offside lane to avoid the holes in the road. It is only. a matter of time before someone misjudges it and there is an accident."

"I was delighted to join Natalia and Frank in calling on people in Copplestone to get signatures for their petition to get some action from Devon County Council," said Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate Mark Wooding. "Frank and Natalia are both very hard working for the voters in their Wards and deserve our full support. We had a successful morning knocking on doors and quickly got 50 signatures. I'm sure we'll end up with many more."

"I am being told that the road may not be resurfaced until 2025," observed Frank. "I hate to think what state it will be in by then. I know the Parish Council debate this at every meeting and it is a huge frustration for them and local residents. I'd ask people to please sign up to our petition to try and get some action."

"Copplestone is not alone in having serious problems with its roads. I know not too far further along the A377 that Councillor Steve Keable is trying to help Lapford residents get the road resurfaced in the village," commented Natalia.

You can sign the Copplestone petition here.

The A377 outside Copplestone

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