Cotswold MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown kicks off road noise action group A419 Noise Action Group
Calling for noise reduction on the A419, Gloucestershire County Councillor Shaun Parson, Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, MP, Cllr Paul Hodgkinson and Cllr Mike Evemy from the A419 Noise Action Group
RESIDENTS and councillors have banded together to launch a new pressure group to fight against noise from a busy dual carriageway near Cirencester.
When the A419 was built in 1998 it was surfaced with concrete rather than the quieter but more expensive asphalt or tarmac and residents have said the resultant noise has made their lives a misery.
At the recent launch of the A419 Noise Action Group Mr Clifton-Brown said it would be a difficult battle to get something done, but urged as many residents as possible to contact him with their concerns and possible solutions.
“Give me the bullets and I will fire them,” he said.
David Howard from Cerney Wick said he was keen something was done as soon as possible.
“From my house its sounds like we’ve got jets taxiing up and down a runway all day,” he said.
Cotswold District Council ward member Cllr Paul Hodgkinson (Lib Dem, Churn Valley) described the problem as “a running sore”.
“It’s an issue which is affecting literally thousands of people,” he said.
More information on the group can be found at a419nag.co.uk