Plea for drivers to slow down

Kim Wainwright and daughter Tara Wainwright on Gorefield Rd  who are concerned about speeding in Gorefield Road after their cat was killed.

Kim Wainwright and daughter Tara Wainwright on Gorefield Rd who are concerned about speeding in Gorefield Road after their cat was killed.

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A MOTHER and daughter are pleading with drivers to slow down going through Leverington after their cat was mown down.

Kim Wainwright and her 12-year-old daughter Tara have been devastated by the loss of Princess, who was killed on Thursday night.

Kim witnessed the accident and said in her opinion, the driver was not doing the 30 miles per hour speed limit along Gorefield Road.

She said: “This stretch of road is lethal. The school is just down the road and there are a lot of houses along here, many of them with babies and children.

“If we don’t raise some awareness, there is going to be a death. It will be someone’s baby or child.”

Kim said she is petrified when Tara leaves the house, particularly as she has to cross the busy road on her way to school.

“Every time my phone rings, I think she’s been hit,” a worried Kim said.

These fears are not limited to Kim and her daughter – many people in Leverington have concerns over speeding drivers and the parish council are among them.

However, as with many local issues, money is the main issue with installing traffic calming. A chicane has been installed near the school, as it was determined that was the most appropriate location. More double yellow lines are also being painted to help with some of the traffic issues in the village.

A spokesperson from the council said: “The council will keep fighting this as long as we can. There is not a councillor that is not concerned about safety.”

The spokesperson added that they would like to see a more visible police presence, which would hopefully act as a deterrent for speeding drivers.