A COUNCILLOR has backed calls for life-saving changes to be made to roads in Great Holland.

Recently residents launched a campaign, demanding changes to the busy B1032, which runs through the village.

They want the speed limit reduced from 40mph to 30mph on the quickest section of the road, as well as adding markings to stop drivers performing dangerous overtaking manoeuvres.

Local town councillor Robert Bucke has joined the cause and will write to the Rural Community Council of Essex with the support of Frinton and Walton Town Council.

He also wants to see a speed reduction to 20mph on Little Clacton Road, while town councillors would like to see pavements added to the edge of some roads in the village.

Mr Bucke said: “We need something done to make it safe for our residents to walk and drive in the area again.

“We have been asking for changes to the road for the last five years and it has been put off time and time again. I want us to find a positive solution that could save lives.”