Lincolnshire County Councillor Barry Young kindly agreed to join us to walk the route and we set off from the Hoplands, just next to Sleaford Police Station on Boston Road, at 4.15 pm on Friday 8th November in the pouring rain. And conditions got colder, darker and wetter.. which perfectly illustrated the unsuitability of the route for walking to and from school
A repeat exercise was carried out on 10th December when the Chairman Cllr Rob Hipworth, parent Andy Parker and the Clerk Debbie Scott were joined by David Robinson and his colleague from the School Transport section and the route was walked from the School on Church Lane towards town.
The LCC officers were concerned about the appalling conditions under foot on sections of the walk (see below) but did not feel that the route was unsafe according to their criteria.
The well established weeds in the gutter and the covering of the road markings illustrate some of the problems.
Complaints have been lodged with the Police, NKDC and LCC