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Thursday, 28 August 2014

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Hundreds sign petition for Harrington bypass

A Workington woman will call on councillors to put pressure on the Government as her fight for a new town bypass intensifies.

Hilary Harrington wants to see a new road built to take vehicles away from Harrington, Salterbeck and Moss Bay.

She is leading the campaign to reduce what she claims are unbearable traffic levels on the A597.

The councillor, who represents Harrington on Workington Town Council and Allerdale council and is chairman of Harrington Residents’ Association, is to speak to the county council’s Allerdale local committee on July 17.

She will ask councillors to lobby the Government for funding for a bypass.

Last month she launched a petition for which she has already collected 800 signatures.

She has placed the petition in shops on Church Road, Harrington, and she has gone door-to-door and to community group meetings to get signatures.

She is also planning to set up a stall at the Hub in Workington town centre later this month to garner support. She aims to get 2,000 signatures before handing the petition to Workington MP Sir Tony Cunningham to enable him to lobby the Government.

Cumbria County Council previously said a southern Workington bypass would require substantial financial support from the Government, as it did not have the resources needed.

Have your say

Despite the obvious benefits of having a new bypass as outlined by Hilary Harrington in your report, what about the disruption to those effected by such an enormous undertaking and the impact to our local environment. The existing roads have been here far longer than the houses and the people who chose to live in them.
Additionally traffic calming measures and pedestrian crossings are far cheaper to implement and much safer in some instances.

Posted by John on 11 July 2014 at 12:48

Don'd build the bypass, STOP BUILDING THE HOUSES !

Posted by Colin on 9 July 2014 at 13:01

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