MP John Hayes joins fight to say 
no to new traffic lights

Godsey Lane in Market Deeping. Traffic lights could be installed at the mini roundabout and a junction further along
Godsey Lane in Market Deeping. Traffic lights could be installed at the mini roundabout and a junction further along
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Deepings MP John Hayes has joined the campaign to stop traffic lights costing £900,000 being installed in a road in the town.

Lincolnshire County Council had been due to start work to install the lights in Godsey Lane on the roundabout to Tesco and further along the road at the entrance to Hardwicke Gardens estate on Monday.

However following campaigning by residents and Deeping St James Parish councillors the project has now been postponed until early April to allow further consultation.

Last week Mr Hayes joined the fight telling the county council its time for the red light to be shown to plans for a lights scheme he described as “better suited to London than Market Deeping”.

Mr Hayes said: “I asked for discussions with the county council following the representations I’ve made on behalf of numerous constituent who had contacted me.”

Delaine Buses had cut its 102 service along Godsey Lane following fears it would cause delays to the service, however following the reprieve reinstated the route on January 21.

Mr Hayes said: “We cannot afford to disrupt, or even lose, bus services as a result of a grand scheme that doesn’t suit local people.

“I am delighted with the commitment that Delaine Buses have agreed to re-instate the service following Lincolnshire County Council’s announcement that it will defer work at the junctions.” Delaine has a history of listening and responding to local concerns.

“The county council, to their credit, have also listened to our concerns and agreed to further talks in which all the local councillors will play a key role. I will work with them to fight for local people, as I always do”.

An online petition against the lights launched by Deeping St James Parish Council vice-chairman 
Andy Pelling now has more than 1,500 signatures of support.

The scheme will be paid for by Persimmon Homes.