Spa council plans meeting after HGV complaints

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Parish councillors in Woodhall Spa are hoping to hold a meeting with haulage companies after complaints about HGV’s speeding through the village.

Councillors discussed the issue at a recent meeting following complaints from residents who had raised a number of safety issues.

Councillors said no single company was responsible and agreed to invite representatives of all companies whose HGV’s frequently travelled through the village to the meeting.

The Parish Council plans to ask companies to ensure HGV’s are driven sensibly and to consider making a contribution towards additional traffic calming measures in the village - as a gesture of goodwill.

Councillors were asked to take a note of the large vehicles seen passing through the village and then invite the respective companies to an ‘informal meeting’.

Parish clerk Amanda Bushell said councillors acknowledged that large lorries had a right to travel through the village.

She stressed the council was not trying to ban HGV’s but was attempting to make already busy main roads safer.

District Council leader Craig Leyland, who represents Woodhall Spa, said he had also received a complaint about high speed lorries travelling through the village late at night.

Cllr Phelan agreed to assist the Clerk in writing a letter to the haulage companies.