Store helps out with data for campaign
SUPERMARKET giant Tesco has been providing road safety campaigners with data that could help them in their bid for a bridge over the A141 in Huntingdon. Tesco has said that while it cannot directly support the Warren Hay Road Safety Action Group, it would
SUPERMARKET giant Tesco has been providing road safety campaigners with data that could help them in their bid for a bridge over the A141 in Huntingdon.
Tesco has said that while it cannot directly support the Warren Hay Road Safety Action Group, it would provide help where possible.
A spokesman said: "Unfortunately we can not directly support specific campaigns even if the are very good campaigns.
"But we have supplied the action group with detailed traffic data for the road, and as a local business will be helping where we can."
The campaign group, set up following the death of 16-year-old Warren in May, is hoping to raise funds for a footbridge over the A141 where the teenager was killed by a car.
Already £400 has been raised through a fun day at the BRJ Club in Huntingdon, but this is a small step on the way to the estimated £1.5million needed to pay for a footbridge.
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The group is hoping to secure funding from businesses and organisations in the Huntingdonshire area. Already signed up to support the campaign is Lord De Ramsey.
A dress-down day will add to the fund this Friday. The event at St Peter's School, Huntingdon, is being organised by Warren's former classmates.
Blue wrist bands with 'In memory of Warren' inscribed on have been ordered and will be on sale at the school for £1.
The inquest into Warren's death is due to take place on Thursday in Cambridge.
Speaking to The Hunts Post, Mrs Hay said: "The campaign has slowed down for the time being because of Warren's inquest but once that is over we will campaign and fundraise again."
A total of 13,000 people signed a petition calling on Cambridgeshire County Council to make safety improvements on the road.
The council's suggestion to introduce a ban on right turns into and out of King's Ripton Road from the A141 was seen by campaigners as inadequate.