Time for action
IT is inevitable that when sports facilities are built away from the town children will have to walk or cycle along busy dangerous roads to get to them. My son also plays football for Huntingdon Rowdies and, when visiting his dad who lives in Huntingdon,
IT is inevitable that when sports facilities are built away from the town children will have to walk or cycle along busy dangerous roads to get to them.
My son also plays football for Huntingdon Rowdies and, when visiting his dad who lives in Huntingdon, has to navigate Kings Ripton Road junction on regular occasions as a pedestrian.
In the winter when they have evening training it is dark and this makes it even worse.
The speeds that some drivers use along that stretch beggars belief. When the sports facilities were developed, the council should have considered the issue of pedestrians accessing the site, a footbridge over the main road and a footpath along the side of the road as well as lighting should have been a primary issue.
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REGARDING the young boy killed on the A141 at the Kings Ripton junction, I find it hard to believe that our council can pay for the football pitches to be moved to Jubilee Park, without taking into consideration the people who travel there by foot.
Maybe our local councillors should stand where the flowers have been left for this poor boy, and see the speed of the traffic as it goes up and down this road.
Maybe if they had children who had to dodge the traffic on this road to get to the other side then the safety issues would have been resolved a long time ago.
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