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Pinchbeck councillors look at ways to improve cycling in village

Councillors will be looking at ways to improve cycling in the villages.

Pinchbeck Parish Council is hoping to work alongside Pedals, Spalding’s cycling action group.

The parish council has recently compiled its traffic strategy and is hoping to encourage more people to get on their bikes rather than use the car.

Many people are taking to cycling
Many people are taking to cycling

Coun Ann Savage said: “What came out loud and clear is that more people would cycle to work if they felt safer and able to do so.

“I personally think we need a minister in government to come up with a recreational road strategy.”

l Calls were also made for a bin to prevent littering in an unofficial layby in Glenside.

Coun Samantha Jeffrey reported that members of the Wombles of Spalding Common, a community group which has been litter picking across the area, had approached her for a bin.

She said that this layby has been used by fishermen and there had been some litter left there.

However Coun Elizabeth Sneath and Emma Beavis stated that this issue had been looked at previously and that there was an issue with turning.

l Coun Jeffrey also asked if it would be possible to protect the grass verges around Pinchbeck Woods.

She told the meeting that the verge was getting churned up by car parking and her husband had to help a motorist who had got stuck there.

Coun Jeffrey asked if it was possible to have two parking spaces and then save the rest of the verge.

lCoun Oliver Wood also called for the path close to The Ship to be scraped free of vegetation to support pedestrians.

The meeting was told that overgrown trees in that area had recently been cut by Network Rail.

The matter is being reported to Network Rail but there were offers of help from volunteers.

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