Woodland Play Corner’s plea for a 20mph zone

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WOODLAND Corner Play Park located in Harveys Lane in Louth is appealing to make their road safer for children with a drop in the speed limit.

The road is currently a 30mph zone and the request is to drop this down to 20mph.

The play park which has been open since June last year was opened to give children ranging from four to 16-year-olds a safe place to play and something to do.

The play park recently played host to a plant and play afternoon giving children the opportunity to help plant daffodil bulbs ready for the spring. The children also had the chance to paint their very own garden on a plate with a prize awarded for the best one.

Now having a successful year behind them, the next action plan is to make people aware that children are playing near busy roads and are urging motorists to slow down.

Chief Park Ranger of the site, Victoria Smith, said: “We’re trying to get the road near our area down to a safer speed limit as currently cars are speeding and it’s not safe for children that are playing.”

Also onside is Ward Councillor, Roger Featherstone. He said: “I am in full, unequivocal support of their efforts to get the speed limit reduced to 20mph.

“I feel there is a strong case for the introduction of traffic calming measures in the area and the matter needs to be resolved soon before there is serious injury or worse.”

Lincolnshire County Council Senior Highways Officer, Ian Mickleburgh, said: “We are aware of the concerns of people involved with the play park and will arrange to meet and discuss these with them.”