Stickney pedestrian crossing fight is ‘far from over’

Stickney residents and Coun Victoria Ayling pictured on the A16 after Monday's meeting.
Stickney residents and Coun Victoria Ayling pictured on the A16 after Monday's meeting.

It was semi-victory for Stickney residents campaigning for safer road crossing for children, following a meeting with the council.

Members of Stickney Residents’ Association met Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) on Monday to discuss their campaign for a pelican crossing on the A16.

They had submitted a 400-signature petition to the county council about the issue – stating children crossing to get to the William Lovell Academy and Stickney Primary School were at risk.

At the meeting, Coun Richard Davies, executive member for highways, announced a new lollipop person will start on Monday. The previous one retired in October last year.

Speaking to The Standard, Coun Davies added that support from a new housing development set for the village could potentially pay for a crossing on the road.

However, Coun Victoria Ayling says the battle is not over. “I will fight like a dog with a bone until we get a pelican crossing,” she said.

“It’s good news about the lollipop lady – but it’s not enough. Lives are at risk.”

l The next Stickney Residents Association meeting takes place at the village hall tomorrow at 7.30pm.