Pedestrian crossing campaigners vow to fight on

Work starting on new crossing on the A15 at Northorpe, near Bourne. ANL-150903-094757001
Work starting on new crossing on the A15 at Northorpe, near Bourne. ANL-150903-094757001
  • Northorpe got new crossing but Thurlby missed out
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Campaigners disappointed Thurlby will not be getting a pedestrian crossing say they have no intention of giving up the fight.

Work on a new crossing in Northorpe, close to the site where two Bourne Academy schoolgirls were seriously injured after being hit by a

The parish council had wanted the crossing for years and the accident confirmed our worst fears

By Chief Reporter Chrissie Redford

minibus, began yesterday – much to the delight of local residents.

But the petition which followed the accident in January last year and attracted more than 7,500 signatures called for pedestrian crossings in both Northorpe and Thurlby.

Thurlby mother-of-two Clare White, who organised the petition, said she had moved out of the village because of concerns about the volume of traffic. She said: “The parish council had wanted the crossing for years and the accident confirmed our worst fears.

“Staying in the village was a risk I was not prepared to take.

“We are really happy the Northorpe crossing got the go-ahead, but we won’t forget Thurlby.

“We’ll wait until the one in Northorpe is finished and then we’ll start pushing for the one at Thurlby again.

”The parish council has been campaigning for years.

“It’s a long time overdue but we won’t give up.”