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Meeting to be held in Thurlby over A15 safety fears

Sam Abbott and Clare White with her children Tia and Alfie campaigning for a pedestrian crossing on the A15 in Thurlby. 
Photo: MSMP150114-019ow.

Sam Abbott and Clare White with her children Tia and Alfie campaigning for a pedestrian crossing on the A15 in Thurlby. Photo: MSMP150114-019ow.

Campaigners wanting more safety measures on the A15 are taking their fight to the people with a public meeting in Thurlby next month.

Mother-of-two Clare White, whose daughter Tia (10) is a friend of the two girls injured in a crash on the A15 in Thurlby on January 7, is behind the meeting which takes place at Lawrance Park Village Hall, Crown Lane, on February 14 at 7.30pm.

Nick Boles MP, whose Grantham and Stamford constituency includes Thurlby, is expected to attend along with Bourne Castle county councillor Helen Powell, Thurlby parish councillors, parents and teachers from nearby schools.

Clare, whose petition calling for pedestrian crossings in Thurlby and Northorpe has reached almost 5,000 signatures, said: “The meeting is a chance for all of us to get our voices heard and we need people who are backing the petition to turn up.”

Another mother-of-two backing the campaign, Michelle Jones (42) of Northorpe, said: “I allow my 11-year-old son to catch the bus to school, but not home because he would have to cross the A15 and at that time of day it’s just too dangerous.

“It doesn’t matter how sensible you are, it’s the quantity of traffic that’s the problem, not just the speed.

“The fear for me as a parent is too great to allow him to cross the road, so he waits for me in Bourne instead as it’s far safer.”

 

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