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Crash fuels protests for safety measures

People living in Seas End Road, Moulton Seas End, are calling for a footpath to be built after car ploughed through several gardens, knocking down bollards and a tree, on Monday.

People living in Seas End Road, Moulton Seas End, are calling for a footpath to be built after car ploughed through several gardens, knocking down bollards and a tree, on Monday.

A long-running campaign for road safety measures in Moulton Seas End has new urgency after a car ploughed through several gardens this week.

The crash happened in Seas End Road where a 29-year-old woman from Moulton Chapel lost control of a Ford Focus she was driving and went through a number of gardens, knocking down bollards and a small tree, at about 1.10pm on Monday.

No one was injured but Lincolnshire Police are taking action against the woman for driving a car in a dangerous condition because of its defective tyres.

But people living in Seas End Road who have complained about speeding traffic for more than four years want a new footpath built before someone is seriously injured or killed.

Mum-of-two Dawn Adams said: “Speeding down here is a common occurrence and we’ve been trying to get Lincolnshire County Council to build a footpath.

“It’s agreed to do it, provided they are allowed to do it on land given to them by people living here.

“But one person has said there’s no way the council is having some of their land and so we’re left with the situation of having a dangerous road with no footpath.”

Moulton parish councillor for Seas End Ward, Steve Walker, said: “Most people would like to see a footpath here and I’m hoping the fact that there was an accident in the place we’re worried about will wake people up again.”

Debra Greaves, principal highways officer at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “We have asked local residents whether they would dedicate a small section of their land as a highway which we could used to build a footpath on.

“Several people did not consent to the proposal and, as a result, we are unable to proceed with this project at the current time.”

 

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