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POLL: Do you think there should be a crossing put in Church Street?

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: April 30, 2014

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Do you think a crossing should be put in Church Street?

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Following the death of a pensioner last year, a coroner wants to see a crossing and better lighting installed on a main road in Leek.

86-year-old Harold Henshall was crossing Church Street after a church service when he was knocked down by a car. The driver of the vehicle recently told an inquest that he didn’t spot the man until it was too late.

Mr Henshall was 50 metres from a pedestrian refuge and around 120 metres from the nearest pedestrian crossing which is up a steep slope.

Now Assistant Coroner, David James, would like a pedestrian crossing installed and more street lamps and plans to write to Staffordshire County Council to request that Church Street is improved.

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