Transport blueprint to go on show in town

Have your say

New 20 mph zones and improved bus and rail services could be part of a future transport strategy for Spalding.

More trains to Lincoln and Peterborough, a review of parking spaces and the relocation of Spalding Bus Station from Winfrey Avenue to Swan Street are also among proposals being considered by Lincolnshire County Council.

People are invited to have their say on the future of road and public transport over the next 20 years at a series of exhibitions in Spalding this week.

They take place at South Holland Centre on Thursday from 3pm until 7.30pm, Friday from noon until 4pm and Saturday between 9.30am and 3pm.

Coun Richard Davies, Lincolnshire County Council executive member for highways, said: “Spalding’s economy has great promise and we expect the town to grow substantially over the next decade.

“But we need to make sure the infrastructure is in place to support this development, so we have developed a transport strategy to identify the challenges facing the town and set down improvements that are needed.

“The strategy will be used to obtain government funding and provide a clear plan for the future which will make it easier to encourage developers to invest in the area.

“Everyone has a view on transport and I think it is really important that local people give their feedback on this strategy, so please come along to one of the consultation events we are holding in Spalding this week.”

People in South Holland were asked for their views on travel and transport issues at the end of last year when concerns raised included poor traffic signals, the lack of pedestrian and bicycle links, on-street parking hold-ups and a shortage of regular bus and rail services in Spalding.

Coun Howard Johnson of South Holland District Council said: “I hope that the residents of Spalding and its surrounding communities will take this opportunity to consider the contents of the transport strategy and submit their views on it.”