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Calls made to introduce 20mph on Pinchbeck road to stop speeding cars




Speeding cars were among the concerns raised by parish councillors over a proposal to introduce a one-way system along a road in Pinchbeck.

Pinchbeck Parish Council has been told that Lincolnshire County Council is considering introducing aone way system along Market Way.

Issues with cars ‘racing up and down’ Market Way, which is off Spalding Road, was raised by members during Monday’s virtual meeting and calls were also made to reduce the speed limit.

Pinchbeck community hub and library, John Hayes, Marc Jones and George Scott meeting on speeding in Pinchbeck
Near Wardentree Lane junction (31710491)
Pinchbeck community hub and library, John Hayes, Marc Jones and George Scott meeting on speeding in Pinchbeck Near Wardentree Lane junction (31710491)

Coun Audrey Gregory said: “I am against putting in a one way system as it is going to encourage people to race their cars on a dangerous bend.”

Coun Terry Moore told the meeting that he had complaints from residents about the lack of a foot path in Market Way and that it was very difficult for the county council to create that due to the width of the road.

While Coun Peter Ruysen made a suggestion that the speed limit along Market Way is reduced as there were disadvantages to introducing a one-way system.

He said: “Every day I am hearing cars racing up and and down Market Way above the speed limit and I am wondering if it could be a 20mph speed limit along Market Way.”

Coun Liz Sneath, who represents the village on Lincolnshire County and South Holland District Councils, said that she would raise the concerns.

She did highlight that the county council would have to complete a public consultation on changes to the road.

Coun Sneath said: “Market Way is not covered by the new (Spalding Western Relief) road, however I have asked for this to be discussed at the Spalding and Holbeach Strategic Board which I sit on. I will take it forward.”

During the meeting, Pinchbeck Parish Council also approved its new transport strategy, which is aimed at tackling a number of issues within the village.

Plans for teen equipment

Councillors will be looking at plans to instal new play equipment.

Calls have been made for new plans to include equipment which would be suitable for older children and adults when a sub committee meets.

Coun Ann Savage said: “We do need provision in the parish not just for toddlers and school age children but also for teeangers and adults to keep fit and exercise in the open air.”

The meeting was also told that some of the equipment had been repaired at both the Pinchbeck and West Pinchbeck playing fields.

Later in the meeting Coun Doug Dickens called for section 106 money from the power station to be used to create community facilities at the Rotten Row playing field.

He said: “If we turned the Rotten Row Playing Field into a proper community sports area with all weather pitches, basketball, a cafe and some changing rooms and football it would guarantee an income.”

But issues with parking
acilities around Rotten Row were highlighted.

Coun Dickens said he had also raised the question of sports facilities off the A16 near the Rugby Club, with South Holland District Council to no avail.

Councillor raises concerns over footpath

Concerns were raised about a path close to a ditch from which a man was rescued last year.

James Benton fell from his scooter on Gallery Walk and dropped down a bank and lay in three feet of water in Captain’s Beck.

On Monday Coun Audrey Gregory said the path on Gallery Walk tips and also raised concerns about overhanging hedging.

Remembrance

Lampposts in West Pinchbeck will be decorated with poppies ahead of next year’s Remembrance services.

Coun Lynne Andrew asked if West Pinchbeck could also have the poppies during the last meeting.

Pinchbeck lamp posts were decorated with the poppies during this year’s remembrance.



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