Walk will mark road death of teenager

ROAD safety campaigners are set to march through Huntingdon next month on the anniversary of Warren Hay s death. Hundreds of people are expected to join the Warren Hay Road Safety Action Group along the route taken by 16-year-old Warren just minutes be

ROAD safety campaigners are set to march through Huntingdon next month on the anniversary of Warren Hay's death.

Hundreds of people are expected to join the Warren Hay Road Safety Action Group along the route taken by 16-year-old Warren just minutes before he was hit by a car on the A141.

The walk, which is being called Warren's Journey, will take place on Thursday, May 8, exactly a year after the teenager was knocked down on his way to Jubilee Park, Huntingdon.

Family, friends and campaigners will start at the Sapley car park at 7pm, walking to Jubilee Park and back again.


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Rolief Leonce, a member of the action group, told The Hunts Post: "We are urging people to join us for what we hope will be the final event.

"Please remember that this campaign is for the safety of children and all patrons of Jubilee Park whether a frequent or occasional visitors."

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He added: "The action group would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support."

Everyone who takes part in the walk is being asked to wear a football shirt - either their own team's or

Chelsea's, the team supported by Warren.

Warren's mother, Maxine Hay, who heads the action group and will be taking part in the walk with Warren's sister, Rebecca, said: "This is not a fundraising event as such - it is more of an awareness campaign to help the continued efforts of the action group.

"We would obviously like as many people to attend from the community as it will be a year to the day of Warren's accident and to highlight the continued dangers still present crossing the A141 and the lack of footpaths to Jubilee Fields."

After almost a year of campaigning, with backing from The Hunts Post, Cambridgeshire County Council, Huntingdonshire District Council and Huntingdon Town Council have agreed to jointly fund a light-controlled crossing on the A141. It is not yet known when work will start.

Mrs Hay added: "We need to put pressure on the councils to get something in place by the start of the 2008/2009 football season and the best way to emphasise this is by doing this walk."

Walkers will be given a police escort and refreshments will be available at the park.

INFORMATION: A fundraising event in aid of the Warren Hay Road Safety Action Group is being held on May 1 at Spiceland in Sawtry. The evening will start at 7.30pm and feature an Elvis tribute. Tickets cost £19.95 with £5 going to the action group. To book call 01487 832250/834155.

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