Railings to be reinstated after public consultation

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A campaign to save the railings in Wragby’s Market Place has been successful after Lincolnshire County Council listened to public feedback.

Ahead of roadworks due to take place at the junction of the A158 and the B1202 the council suggested that the railings would be replaced by bollards, sparking safety fears. A petition set up by Jenny Darby explained that the traffic lights at the junction of Wragby Road, Bardney Road and Victoria Street were to be replaced with an integrated phased traffic light and pedestrian four-way crossing.

The guard rails along the edge of the pavements were to be removed and replaced with bollards.

Jenny said: “This is dangerous and will open up the roadway to pedestrians, especially children. Although a 30mph speed limit is in force, traffic regularly speed along this section - for safety, we would like the barriers to remain in place.”

After hearing that the railings will remain in the Market Place Jenny said: “I’m really pleased that they’ve listened to us.

“I was originally going to present the petition to the parish council but this has come before I’ve had chance to.”

Andrew Ratcliffe, from the County Council, said: “Listening to local people, it’s clear that the railings are an important part of the town’s charm, so once we’ve completed the improvement work to the road we will reinstate them as they were.

“We will make sure that the new steel lighting columns are of a traditional design.” too.”