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Speeding drivers cause villagers to fear for children's safety in Lane End
SPEEDING drivers who have left residents fearing for their children's safety have prompted an awareness week in the village of Lane End.
The village's Clarion magazine has teamed up with the police and Lane End Parish Council to hold a Speed Awareness Week next week.
A letter to the magazine prompted a big response from residents who said they feel vulnerable coming in and out of their homes and walking around the village because of speeding drivers.
Resident Giles Houston said: "Property has been damaged, pets have been injured and killed, how long before it is one of our children?"
The week aims to remind distracted drivers that they are driving through a village, which is 30mph, and should slow down.
Prominent signs and banners will alert drivers and if they don't get the message Lane End's Neighbourhood Police team will be mobilising their speed enforcement equipment each day.
Parish council chairmanm Mike Detsiny, said: "Lane End Parish Council is committed to tackling speeding in Lane End and we are delighted to support the initiative of Lane End Speed Awareness Week. The parish council is also researching ways in which to implement permanent speed mitigation measures for Lane End."