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Councils want action

Coun Richard Davies, Lincolnshire County Council's cabinet member for highways.

Coun Richard Davies, Lincolnshire County Council's cabinet member for highways.

Town and parish councils across Bourne and The Deepings are putting pressure on county highways officials to improve safety on the A15.

Bourne Town Council’s highways and planning committee is due to discuss speed limits in and around the town at a meeting tonight just over a month after a successful campaign by Thurlby Parish Council to get the speed limit in the village cut from 60mph to 40mph.

Coun Barry Dobson, chairman of Thurlby Parish Council, said: “We formed a working party about 18 months to two years ago when we decided that we’d really attack this issue with gusto.

“It’s absolutely vital to get pedestrian crossings in Thurlby and Northorpe because the A15 is a very busy road and both villages are intersections to it.”

Coun Richard Davies, cabinet member for highways at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “Road safety is an important priority and we have worked hard to reduce the risk of accidents in the county.

“In respect to the recent accident in Thurlby, I have met with the parish council and will also attend the upcoming public meeting to listen to, and address, the concerns of the local community.”

 

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