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Petition launched to get safe cycle path to local school

October 23, 2020 4:27 PM
A petition has been launched to get a safe cyclepath for children and parents who cycle to a local school. The petition to Leicestershire County Council Highways asking for a cyclepath to be extended from Hinckley to St Martins Catholic School in Stoke Golding has been launched by Hinckley Lib Dem Borough Councillor Lynda Hodgkins.
Parents contacted local Councillors in Hinckley asking for a cyclepath from Hinckley to Stoke Golding. At present many children and parents have to cycle along a fast moving road from Hinckley into Stoke Golding and there are fears that it could cause an accident.
Councillor Lynda Hodgkins said "Many parents have contacted me asking for this safe cycle path. It's a dangerous route to cycle from Hinckley to Stoke Golding , if we want young people to cycle instead of being driven in their parents cars we have to make the route safe. I would urge all parents, and residents in Hinckley and Stoke Golding to sign this petition. The more signatures we get the more pressure it will put on the County Council to act."
Supporting the campaign is Hinckley Lib Dem Borough and County Councillor Michael Mullaney "I totally support Lynda's campaign. For safety reasons we need the cycle path extending to St Martin's school. I have written to the County Council Highways asking for the cyclepath to be extended. I hope they will listen to the concerns of parents, students and residents and find a way to extend the cyclepath to the school"
The petition can be signed at https://bosworthlibdems.org.uk/en/petition/safe-cycle-route-for-pupils-from-hinckley-to-st-martin-s-school-stoke-golding