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Gayton resident calls for action following Lynn Road hit-and-run incidents

Following another hit-and-run road collision in Gayton, a resident has called for action to be taken.

Nicola Garrod, of Lynn Road, said a 20mph speed limit needs to be imposed for the whole road as well as an increase in Speed Watch vigilance.

Her comments come after a car was damaged on the road last week for the third time since the end of November.

A car parked outside Rumbles Fish Bar on Lynn Road had its wing mirror damaged last Wednesday just after 6pm.

Nicola Garrod on Lynn Road
Nicola Garrod on Lynn Road

Mrs Garrod, whose car was written off after an unknown driver severely damaged her vehicle in December, said she heard the bang from her house then the driver speed off.

She believes an increase in Speed Watch volunteers is required and they should go out to check speeds at peak rush hour times rather than the mid-morning and early afternoon.

Mrs Garrod said: "All the incidents are coming from one direction at the petrol station end and it’s like a race track.

“It is 20mph around the school then it goes back to 30mph but people are not even sticking to 30mph. It’s ridiculous how they just speed through.

“It’s getting very serious with businesses and new homes being built in the area.”

Another resident reportedly had his Range Rover wing mirror wrecked, causing £160 worth of damage.

Gayton Parish Council clerk Sarah Bristow said: “The council are currently appealing for more volunteers regarding the Speed Watch team, but if no one comes forward then we cannot make people do it.

“We are lucky to have a team as some villages cannot get a team together as it is not an easy task with the possible abuse.

“I must say that the mobile speeding camera has been in the village on several occasions in the last few weeks.”

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