Residents call for a speed reduction following the death of a seven year old boy at Tydd Gote

Speedwatch signs that encourage people to slow down are going to be installed at Tydd Gote. Parish c

Speedwatch signs that encourage people to slow down are going to be installed at Tydd Gote. Parish clerk Karen Treacher with one of the signs. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

A petition to reduce the speed along a “rat run” stretch of road where a seven year old boy died before Christmas has been handed in to councillors.

Speedwatch signs that encourage people to slow down are going to be installed at Tydd Gote. Picture:

Speedwatch signs that encourage people to slow down are going to be installed at Tydd Gote. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

The petition of 80 signatures comes just days before speedwatch signs are installed around the village where Seth Dixon died after he was in collision with a car.

The seven signs were funded by Lincolnshire County Council in September and arrived just before Christmas. They are due to be put up in the next fortnight.

Seth, a pupil at Tydd St Mary primary school, died on December 19, two weeks after he was in collision with a car in Station Road, Tydd Gote.

Tydd St Mary parish clerk Karen Treacher said: “The petition is calling for the speed to be reduced form 30mph to 20mph.

Speedwatch signs that encourage people to slow down are going to be installed at Tydd Gote. Picture:

Speedwatch signs that encourage people to slow down are going to be installed at Tydd Gote. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

“I’ve been a clerk for more than 20 years and in that time it has always been an issue that Station Road is used as a rat run by people.

“It has also been a concern about parking. The police have run checks along the road over the years and this is something we will ask for again,” she said.

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The laminated yellow fluorescent signs, which say “Check your speed 30mph”, will be put up on lamp posts in Tydd Gote and then moved to Tydd St Mary.

They will then be regularly moved between the two villages to stop motorists becoming complacent about them being there, said Ms Treacher.

Speedwatch signs that encourage people to slow down are going to be installed at Tydd Gote. Picture:

Speedwatch signs that encourage people to slow down are going to be installed at Tydd Gote. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

A police investigation into the circumstances of the collision is still continuing.

Anyone who saw the collision or has any information relating to it should call the Lincolnshire Police Collision Witness hotline on 01522 558855.

Speedwatch signs that encourage people to slow down are going to be installed at Tydd Gote. Picture:

Speedwatch signs that encourage people to slow down are going to be installed at Tydd Gote. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant