A RESIDENT has called for change after a "lack of action" on a "dangerous" road where fatal crashes have been seen.

Jeff Bowden, of Campden Road, between Chipping Campden and Mickleton, has said that multiple near miss crashes have been reported to Gloucestershire County Council's highways team, in an attempt to address the roads safety.

Despite the reports of the serious incidents on the road, Mr Bowden claims that he has not received any responses from the council.

He said: "In the seven years that I have lived here, I have seen a car upside down on our garden with a girl trapped inside, missing our house by six inches, a car through the hedge opposite our house and a car hit the telegraph pole next to our home, knocking it into our house.

"I have also seen a motorcyclist go through the hedge and land in the ditch opposite our home, with the bike stand stuck in his leg, and another motorcyclist hit a car and get flung into a field 100 meters away from our home.

"In the summer, there was also a motorcyclist that hit a car head on and died, 100 meters from our home.

"I have reported all of this to Cotswold Highways who have made promises of contact and consultation, and then ignored its commitments."

Mr Bowden claims that he first reported issues two years ago due to the seriousness of the problem and the “rescues” we have had to carry out, they have still done nothing. 

A spokesperson for Gloucestershire Constabulary said: "Road safety is a priority for Gloucestershire Constabulary and we are committed to ensuring people feel safe as they travel around our county.

"Each year we see a number of people killed or seriously injured on the roads. The ripple effect of these tragedies on families, survivors, colleagues, and local communities is devastating.

"As part of the Gloucestershire Road Safety Partnership, we want to educate road users so they are able to make good choices and follow the rules.

"We will continue to work with partner agencies on reducing speeding in the county as one of the main causes of collisions on our roads."

Gloucestershire County Council were unavailable to comment.