Stream Woods Vehicle Access
Stream Woods Vehicle Access

Labour Campaigners have hit out at a lack of action over risks to dog walkers and children in Hatfield’s Stream Woods.

Labour’s Parliamentary hopeful Rosie Newbigging and local campaigner Cathy Watson have highlighted how a lack of signage or enforcement have lead to seemingly ignorant drivers using a pathway reserved for specialist sewage vehicles to access the local woods and general parking next to Onslow St Audreys School Fields and a children’s playground.

Pointing out the dangers to pedestrians, Rosie said “this is a well used leisure spot for children, dog walkers and pedestrians alike, the last thing they will expect to encounter is a vehicle coming round the corner at speed, but this is exactly what we’ve been told has been happening by worried local residents.”

Former Labour Borough Councillor Cathy said “it shouldn’t take much effort to put up a sign saying “no access except authorized vehicles” but after this being raised repeatedly with both the Borough and County Councils, nothing has happened.  It’s almost if they’re waiting for a dog or child to get hit by a vehicle before they act”

Does someone or their pet have to die before this is taken seriously? 


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