Pedestrian crossing in village moves a step closer

Holme-on-Spalding Moor residents Alec Wild, Katherine Harrison and Sharon Smith hand over a petition to Coun Victoria Aitken, Coun Nigel Wilkinson and Coun Linda Bayram, at County Hall, Beverley.
Holme-on-Spalding Moor residents Alec Wild, Katherine Harrison and Sharon Smith hand over a petition to Coun Victoria Aitken, Coun Nigel Wilkinson and Coun Linda Bayram, at County Hall, Beverley.

A longed-for pedestrian crossing in Holme-on-Spalding Moor could be installed by the end of the next financial year.

Residents in the village have been campaigning for a crossing on High Street for a number of years in a bid to make the area safer for pedestrians.

Residents Katherine Harrison, Sharon Smith and Alec Wild organised a petition, which attracted more than 200 signatures. The petition was submitted to East Riding Council in July.

The authority has undertaken an assessment of the crossing request, which resulted in the scheme receiving a ‘medium’ rating based on pedestrian demand, traffic level and other factors. This crossing was added to the list of requested schemes for further investigation and consideration of funding alongside other similar requests received by East Riding Council. The crossing is estimated to cost around £20,000.

The parish council has since offered to provide a half contribution of £10,000 to the cost of the crossing.

An East Riding Council spokesperson said: “This money contribution led to a reappraisal of the scheme and East Riding Council decided to earmark it for the remaining budget off next financial year’s (2016/17) programme of works. The exact location has not been finalised yet. This is subject to public consultation and agreement. The council will proceed with a preliminary design and consult with affected residents and businesses in 2016/17. The level of support received will determine if a preferred location can be agreed and progressed. If supported, it will be formally advertised and implemented by the end of 2016/17.”