A FORMER Skipton and Craven councillor has repeated calls for safety measures to be made to a town centre junction.

Eric Jaquin has long called for additional measures to prevent motorists turning right off Skipton High Street into Jerry Croft, next to the town hall.

He says road markings saying 'ahead only' on the approach to the roundabout at the top of the High Street are not sufficient, or just being ignored, and something needs to be done before there is a serious accident.

And, at yesterday's (Thursday) annual town meeting, he called for support for changes to the junction, including the extension of the cobbled section in front of the town hall.

"There have been several near misses, hopefully, road safety measures can be taken before there are any serious accidents," he said.

Deputy mayor councillor Peter Madeley agreed with Mr Jaquin and pointed out the former councillor had been bringing the issue up for around 10 years.

"People turning right from High Street into Jerry Croft is dangerous, " he said.

Cllr Madeley said perhaps it was a matter that could be raised with the first Mayor of North Yorkshire, who is due to be elected on May 3.

Cllr Madeley added that the town council should write in support of Mr Jaquin to North Yorkshire Council.