THE daughter of a woman tragically killed by a car on a Linwood road has urged council chiefs to make it safe before the anniversary of her death, writes Jack Thomson. 

Elizabeth Dunnion, 85, was knocked down on Bridge of Weir Road on October 6 last year and died at Paisley’s Royal Alexandra Hospital the following day.

Since then, grieving Carolann Denvir has campaigned tirelessly for road safety measures to be introduced at the scene.

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And at a public meeting held at St Conval’s Church last week, Renfrewshire Council officers confirmed plans for raised zebra crossings at two locations on Bridge of Weir Road.

Carolann said: “I got very emotional at the meeting and have asked if work could be completed by October, for my mum’s first anniversary.

“They said they would try their best. I honestly can’t fault the two men from the council. They have taken everything I have said on board.

“I honestly didn’t think it would have happened so fast, so I am pleased.”

It had previously been suggested that the bus stop on Bridge of Weir Road, near to Greenfarm Road, should be moved as part of the plans.

However, this will no longer be happening – a decision welcomed by Carolann.

She added: “The bus stop isn’t getting moved, which I am very happy about.

“The next step is for the council to get a designer to draw up plans.”

Councillor Jim Sheridan, who represents Linwood, believes most people in the local community will be happy with the proposals.

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He said: “We have asked the council if they can prioritise the works.”

A council spokeswoman commented: “Traffic calming measures, including two raised zebra crossings, will be introduced at two locations on Bridge of Weir Road.

“Due to the location of these crossings, the bus stop on Bridge of Weir Road will remain in its current location.

“The council will prioritise these developments and will work with partners on the formal proposal and installation.

“The safety of pedestrians and road users is of paramount importance.”

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