Page last updated at 11:46 GMT, Tuesday, 7 June 2005 12:46 UK

Residents criticise safety scheme

A campaign has started in Ingoldmells near Skegness to end a trial road scheme intended to improve safety.

Sea Lane outside Fantasy Island was pedestrianised after five people from Leics and Notts died in a bus crash.

But campaigners say it is not helping health and safety in any way and has caused further traffic problems.

Lincs County Council said a decision on whether the trial pedestrianisation should continue will be made at the end of the summer season.

Community consultation

Market trader Ann Wells, organising a petition, said the road scheme had cut the village in half.

She said: "The people that live at this end of the village cannot now get into the village - they cannot access the post office, the chemist the butchers, because all the buses this end have been cut by two thirds - and to get into the village you've got to have a car.

"And to park, to get a loaf of bread or something like that it costs you 50p every time."

The council stressed there would be full consultation with the local community before councillors make a final decision.

The crash claimed the lives of Joanna Warren, from Leicester, her sons Jacob, five, and four-month-old Leyton, Richard and Paula Rhodes, of Mansfield, also died in the collision last year.

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