Survey to be conducted despite council opposing crossing request

Campaigners from Shiptonthorpe want a crossing or refuge to be installed on the A1079 in the village.
Campaigners from Shiptonthorpe want a crossing or refuge to be installed on the A1079 in the village.

East Riding Council says it still intends to conduct another survey to assess the level of pedestrians crossing the A1079 in Shiptonthorpe, despite campaigners receiving a letter from the authority saying it cannot justify installing a pedestrian crossing.

The parish council and villagers in Shiptonthorpe have been calling for a crossing or refuge to be installed on the A1079, which passes through the village, for years.

The campaigners recently received a letter from East Riding Council engineer Phil Hiscott saying the authority will not be installing a crossing or refuge because the number of pedestrians likely to use it “are too low to justify or recommend its installation and could actually result in an increased risk of pedestrian accidents.”

Full story in this week’s (22 January) Pocklington Post.