Two women fighting to improve the safety of one of Helston's busiest roads have taken their campaign to the town council.

Pam Schofield and Sharron Hough won the support of councillors in their call for a pedestrian crossing to be added to Meneage Road.

Pam said: "The situation has become impossible," pointing out the extra houses being built at Bulwark Road and the increase in traffic since the Clodgey Way relief road was put in.

As reported in last week's Packet, the pair have collected almost 600 signatures on a petition.

"It's very important to people; people with children, old people and people with buggies. It's becoming a nightmare up there," Pam added.

Mayor John Martin congratulated their "praiseworthy efforts" on the petition, telling them: "Cornwall Council responds more to residents rather than the council. You have really helped our case, because we've been chasing that for a long while."

Sharron added that 30mph limit on that road "isn't working either," with people regularly breaking it.

She added that she saw a dog get run over by a car that appeared to be going so fast the spoiler came off in the impact.

But Mr Martin said the council had been told there was no need for speed limit signs due to the spacing of the lamp posts indicating the legal maximum.

He said that due to it being an A-road Highways England would need to be involved in adding any crossings, but he envisaged one at the top of the road near the hospital and another lower down for schoolchildren crossing.

Pam and Sharron had already written to Geoff Brown, Cornwall Council cabinet member for transport, asking him to visit and Mr Martin updated them that this was likely to be in the first week of June.

A spokesperson for Cornwall Council said: "We listen to and take the concerns of our residents seriously. We’ve contacted those residents to set up meeting with the local Cornwall councillors and the portfolio holder for transport to examine the issues that have been raised and discuss a way forward."