Blind shopper's delight at improvements to crossing as Sainsbury's in Sale (From Messenger Newspapers)
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Blind shopper's delight at improvements to crossing as Sainsbury's in Sale
12:00pm Thursday 22nd August 2013 in News
BLIND champion archer David Poyner has expressed delight that Sainsbury’s has put up signs to warn drivers of the pedestrian crossings outside the Curzon Road store in Sale.
The retailer erected Belisha beacons and widened the crossings two years after David first complained to the store and Trafford Council that the crossings had faded and were dangerous to pedestrians.
Commenting on the announcement, David said: “I am amazed and very pleased.
“This is a result I have fought tirelessly for pedestrian users, blind people, mothers with prams and the whole community.
“The crossing has been ignored by car drivers for years and the adding of signs and widening of the crossings will be of huge benefit to everyone.”
David, who is chairman of St Dunstan’s archery club, also praised the Messenger - who helped his campaign back in April, with an article expressing his disappointment at the store’s initial decision not to put up signs to warn drivers of the pedestrian crossings.
He said, on the Messenger article: “I would like to thank the Messenger for their help in highlighting my campaign.
“I hope the Messenger continues to do the good work it does in the local community.”
A Sainsbury’s spokesman said: “We hope this improves the crossing for all our customers.”
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