Go along and have your say on transport

Councillor Angela Newton
Councillor Angela Newton
Have your say

For those of us who have lived in South Holland for many years, we will have all seen vast changes.

Increases in the number of dwellings in our towns and villages brings pressures on services such as doctors, dentists, schools and roads.

Fortunately the professionals who run these services have responded to demand in many areas and we see new medical centres, dental surgeries and new or extended schools. Some facilitated with funds provided from developers.

I can remember when there were less than a dozen houses in Woolram Wygate, no houses on the Park Close development, Wygate Park or Holland Park! The sizes of some of our villages and towns have doubled and trebled and we clearly need more and better roads and bypasses.

Those trying to get into and out of Spalding from all directions can be held up for a long time. Fortunately Lincolnshire County Council recognises the need to discuss a transport strategy for Spalding, including Spalding Western Relief Road.

There will be a consultation meeting held at South Holland Centre today, tomorrow and Saturday when any member of the public can attend. Go along and have your say. These proposals will affect everyone in South Holland who travel into Spalding.

Opening times are: today 3pm – 7.30pm; tomorrow noon – 4pm; Saturday 9am – 3pm.

Many will know that I have been trying to get additional parts of the area covered by buses so that more can get to work and into town by public transport.

The transport strategy will also include the effects of increased rail traffic and our bus services. If you want the town bus service to be extended to your area go to the meeting and tell the officers. Please also email me at anewton@sholland.gov.uk or CllrA.newton@lincolnshire.gov.uk so that I can keep in touch and keep you updated with developments.