Work on Hedon path ‘may save lives’

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Published: Friday 7th November 2014 by The News Editor

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Plans to widen a dangerous footpath along Thorn Road, south of Hedon, could save lives, according to one of the councillors backing the plan.

The unlit footpath, which is used by schoolchildren to get from Thorngumbald to South Holderness Technology College, Preston, is as narrow as 18 inches in some places, meaning that children have to step out into the 60mph road to pass each other.

Plans being considered by East Riding Council could see up to £250,000 being spent to improve the safety of the treacherous stretch of path to keep children and other residents safe.

Councillor John Dennis, who represents South West Holderness and is a supporter of the project, said that making the path bigger would be a life-saver for everyone who uses it.

Councillor Dennis and his colleague, councillor Mike Bryan, hope the work will be carried out in spring 2015, once all the finances have been finalised.

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Published: Friday 7th November 2014 by The News Editor

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