Death of teenage cyclist prompts road safety initiative
9:15am Wed Jan 04, 2017
 
Councillors in Bingham are calling for action to be taken to improve safety on a road where a teenage cyclist died.
Jack Archer died in July while cycling on Chapel Lane, Bingham.
Jack Archer died in July while cycling on Chapel Lane, Bingham.
Members of the town council agreed to write to relevant authorities after Toot Hill School pupil Jack Archer, 14, died in July while cycling on Chapel Lane.

There have been calls for a cycle lane or speed limit reductions.

Town councillor Mr Rowan Bird said: “A boy has died and we need to do something.

“If we don’t do something, we are not doing our job.”

Mr Francis Purdue-Horan, who represents the town on Nottinghamshire County Council, said he had asked it about funding for various projects, including improvements to Chapel Lane.

He said the county authority’s budget for the year had already been spent.

“The message is that the current budget is completely spent and over the coming months the council will be setting priorities for the next financial year,” he said.

“I don’t want to give the impression that there is no sympathy for doing something at Chapel Lane.

“Given the financial constraints, I’m hoping we do get some good news in the coming months.”

A man arrested after the incident in July on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision remains on police bail.

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