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A mother is using social media to highlight the “terrifying walk” to school

The Argus: Katharine Wynne and the campaigners want action Katharine Wynne and the campaigners want action

A MOTHER is using social media to highlight the “terrifying walk” she and her three young children have to endure every day to get to school.

Katharine Wynne has begun posting videos of the walk from her home on Twitter in a bid to bring in safety improvements to a railway bridge where pedestrians are forced to walk in the road while traffic, often heavy goods vehicles and tractors, whizzes by.

The mother-of-three said she has been hit by a car walking under the narrow bridge while a teenage neighbour had also been injured.

She launched the @ADangerousWalk Twitter page last month and has been motivated by “so many near misses” and the death of her best friend who was killed by a banned and uninsured driver in October.

She is calling on West Sussex County Council to build a pavement under the bridge or as an interim and cheaper measure, put up a sign warning motorists of pedestrians in the road.

Mrs Wynne has to walk from where the pavement ends close to her home, in Stopham Road in Pulborough, under the railway bridge for about 200 metres before the pavement resumes.

She and her three children, Hazel, nine, Reuben, five, and Amelie, three, often have no alternative but to walk despite the risks.

Mrs Wynne said: “I am surprised there has not been a fatal accident but action needs to be taken now rather than waiting for someone to be killed.

“There have been so many near misses and I was hit by a wing mirror which left a huge bruise and the motorist didn’t even stop.

“Our neighbour’s teenage daughter was also hit by the wing mirror but the driver did stop but only to shout at them for being in the road.”

Her neighbours, Paul and Letty Holdaway, have decided not to send their children to the local school because of the state of the road.

A West Sussex County Council spokesman said pedestrian warning signs were put in at the bridge in 2012.

He added: “We have been made aware of this issue and we are investigating options for solving safety issues here, one of which is the possibility of building a new pedestrian underpass underneath the road.

“The issue was discussed at a county local committee meeting in December 2013 where an investigation into future options was agreed.”

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6:11pm Sat 7 Jun 14

HJarrs says...

Very best of luck with your common sense campaign. You would imagine everyone would be for your suggested changes, but look at the hostile comments to any change that dares to reclaim a little road space and prepare yourself for resistance.
Very best of luck with your common sense campaign. You would imagine everyone would be for your suggested changes, but look at the hostile comments to any change that dares to reclaim a little road space and prepare yourself for resistance. HJarrs
  • Score: 2

6:17pm Sat 7 Jun 14

ohhumanity says...

Does she really HAVE to walk under that bridge? Are there no other paths to get her places? Even if it means a bit of a detour? I'd rather my kids get a bit of exercise instead of dragging them through a tunnel just to go the shortest way.
Does she really HAVE to walk under that bridge? Are there no other paths to get her places? Even if it means a bit of a detour? I'd rather my kids get a bit of exercise instead of dragging them through a tunnel just to go the shortest way. ohhumanity
  • Score: -19

6:27pm Sat 7 Jun 14

Dave in Hastings says...

ohhumanity wrote:
Does she really HAVE to walk under that bridge? Are there no other paths to get her places? Even if it means a bit of a detour? I'd rather my kids get a bit of exercise instead of dragging them through a tunnel just to go the shortest way.
Yes she does really HAVE to walk under that bridge.There is no 'detour'. What a crass comment.
[quote][p][bold]ohhumanity[/bold] wrote: Does she really HAVE to walk under that bridge? Are there no other paths to get her places? Even if it means a bit of a detour? I'd rather my kids get a bit of exercise instead of dragging them through a tunnel just to go the shortest way.[/p][/quote]Yes she does really HAVE to walk under that bridge.There is no 'detour'. What a crass comment. Dave in Hastings
  • Score: 25

7:24pm Sat 7 Jun 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

She wants a road sign putting up because there isn't one, and the council says there's been one there for two years.

One of them is lying.
She wants a road sign putting up because there isn't one, and the council says there's been one there for two years. One of them is lying. ZeeGee, ffs
  • Score: -2

8:31pm Sat 7 Jun 14

roystony says...

ZeeGee, ffs wrote:
She wants a road sign putting up because there isn't one, and the council says there's been one there for two years.

One of them is lying.
Do you just repeat what's been said in the article all the time?
[quote][p][bold]ZeeGee, ffs[/bold] wrote: She wants a road sign putting up because there isn't one, and the council says there's been one there for two years. One of them is lying.[/p][/quote]Do you just repeat what's been said in the article all the time? roystony
  • Score: 3

11:37pm Sat 7 Jun 14

HJarrs says...

See what I mean.
See what I mean. HJarrs
  • Score: 0

1:28am Sun 8 Jun 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

roystony wrote:
ZeeGee, ffs wrote:
She wants a road sign putting up because there isn't one, and the council says there's been one there for two years.

One of them is lying.
Do you just repeat what's been said in the article all the time?
No, I question what is in the articles.

Obviously I have the intelligence to do so, because I don't take things at face value.

You sound envious.
[quote][p][bold]roystony[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ZeeGee, ffs[/bold] wrote: She wants a road sign putting up because there isn't one, and the council says there's been one there for two years. One of them is lying.[/p][/quote]Do you just repeat what's been said in the article all the time?[/p][/quote]No, I question what is in the articles. Obviously I have the intelligence to do so, because I don't take things at face value. You sound envious. ZeeGee, ffs
  • Score: -6

1:30am Sun 8 Jun 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

HJarrs wrote:
See what I mean.
That implies you posted a comment that meant something.

I suspect that not to be the case, but please quote yourself, if you know how to do that.
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: See what I mean.[/p][/quote]That implies you posted a comment that meant something. I suspect that not to be the case, but please quote yourself, if you know how to do that. ZeeGee, ffs
  • Score: -10

6:43am Sun 8 Jun 14

babsticals says...

Zee Gee ffs, you are a very argumentative piece aren't you? Stick to the article,instead of mouthing off at everyone.You did it with me a few wks ago.
Zee Gee ffs, you are a very argumentative piece aren't you? Stick to the article,instead of mouthing off at everyone.You did it with me a few wks ago. babsticals
  • Score: 8

9:26am Sun 8 Jun 14

roystony says...

I think zeedee has some personal issues. He is very insulting.
Maybe this is due to a number of factors.
1/ not breast feed as a child
2/ an only child and was spoilt
3/ he was bullied as a kid and now taking his revenge on the Argus readers
4/ he is a 50 year old virgin who weighs 30 stone and lives with his mum
I think zeedee has some personal issues. He is very insulting. Maybe this is due to a number of factors. 1/ not breast feed as a child 2/ an only child and was spoilt 3/ he was bullied as a kid and now taking his revenge on the Argus readers 4/ he is a 50 year old virgin who weighs 30 stone and lives with his mum roystony
  • Score: 14

1:49pm Sun 8 Jun 14

Gribbet says...

ZeeGee, ffs wrote:
HJarrs wrote:
See what I mean.
That implies you posted a comment that meant something.

I suspect that not to be the case, but please quote yourself, if you know how to do that.
Easy Rain-Man
[quote][p][bold]ZeeGee, ffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: See what I mean.[/p][/quote]That implies you posted a comment that meant something. I suspect that not to be the case, but please quote yourself, if you know how to do that.[/p][/quote]Easy Rain-Man Gribbet
  • Score: 0

1:53pm Sun 8 Jun 14

Gribbet says...

roystony wrote:
I think zeedee has some personal issues. He is very insulting.
Maybe this is due to a number of factors.
1/ not breast feed as a child
2/ an only child and was spoilt
3/ he was bullied as a kid and now taking his revenge on the Argus readers
4/ he is a 50 year old virgin who weighs 30 stone and lives with his mum
5. Lives in Crawley.
[quote][p][bold]roystony[/bold] wrote: I think zeedee has some personal issues. He is very insulting. Maybe this is due to a number of factors. 1/ not breast feed as a child 2/ an only child and was spoilt 3/ he was bullied as a kid and now taking his revenge on the Argus readers 4/ he is a 50 year old virgin who weighs 30 stone and lives with his mum[/p][/quote]5. Lives in Crawley. Gribbet
  • Score: 1

4:31pm Sun 8 Jun 14

FatherTed11 says...

Well no-one made her buy a house there did they?
Well no-one made her buy a house there did they? FatherTed11
  • Score: -4

6:28pm Sun 8 Jun 14

notaconspiracy says...

I think the real story here is:

1. Woman highlights problem

2. Council agrees and says it will solve problem

... more or less.
I think the real story here is: 1. Woman highlights problem 2. Council agrees and says it will solve problem ... more or less. notaconspiracy
  • Score: 3

6:39pm Sun 8 Jun 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

roystony wrote:
I think zeedee has some personal issues. He is very insulting.
Maybe this is due to a number of factors.
1/ not breast feed as a child
2/ an only child and was spoilt
3/ he was bullied as a kid and now taking his revenge on the Argus readers
4/ he is a 50 year old virgin who weighs 30 stone and lives with his mum
You're the one who equates nudity with sexual activity, right?

You seem to spend a great deal of your time thinking about the people who write on this forum. This implies you have no life of your own.

Please keep writing about me, because every time you do, you prove me right, and I simply love being proven right.
[quote][p][bold]roystony[/bold] wrote: I think zeedee has some personal issues. He is very insulting. Maybe this is due to a number of factors. 1/ not breast feed as a child 2/ an only child and was spoilt 3/ he was bullied as a kid and now taking his revenge on the Argus readers 4/ he is a 50 year old virgin who weighs 30 stone and lives with his mum[/p][/quote]You're the one who equates nudity with sexual activity, right? You seem to spend a great deal of your time thinking about the people who write on this forum. This implies you have no life of your own. Please keep writing about me, because every time you do, you prove me right, and I simply love being proven right. ZeeGee, ffs
  • Score: -8

9:28pm Sun 8 Jun 14

roystony says...

ZeeGee, ffs wrote:
roystony wrote:
I think zeedee has some personal issues. He is very insulting.
Maybe this is due to a number of factors.
1/ not breast feed as a child
2/ an only child and was spoilt
3/ he was bullied as a kid and now taking his revenge on the Argus readers
4/ he is a 50 year old virgin who weighs 30 stone and lives with his mum
You're the one who equates nudity with sexual activity, right?

You seem to spend a great deal of your time thinking about the people who write on this forum. This implies you have no life of your own.

Please keep writing about me, because every time you do, you prove me right, and I simply love being proven right.
You're only right in your own eyes:)
Plus my pervert comment is correct.

I saw the ride go past me earlier and I saw one person on his bike stroking himself, another with a prince Albert and alot of them had paint in areas to draw attention to it. Extremely sexual in nature.

You comment on everything so its not hard to see one from you.
[quote][p][bold]ZeeGee, ffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]roystony[/bold] wrote: I think zeedee has some personal issues. He is very insulting. Maybe this is due to a number of factors. 1/ not breast feed as a child 2/ an only child and was spoilt 3/ he was bullied as a kid and now taking his revenge on the Argus readers 4/ he is a 50 year old virgin who weighs 30 stone and lives with his mum[/p][/quote]You're the one who equates nudity with sexual activity, right? You seem to spend a great deal of your time thinking about the people who write on this forum. This implies you have no life of your own. Please keep writing about me, because every time you do, you prove me right, and I simply love being proven right.[/p][/quote]You're only right in your own eyes:) Plus my pervert comment is correct. I saw the ride go past me earlier and I saw one person on his bike stroking himself, another with a prince Albert and alot of them had paint in areas to draw attention to it. Extremely sexual in nature. You comment on everything so its not hard to see one from you. roystony
  • Score: -1

10:09pm Sun 8 Jun 14

roystony says...

To be honest he was not on a bike.
He was strolling along new road.

Yeah I was, it was not hard to miss. It was a big ring. Must of weighed a bit :)
To be honest he was not on a bike. He was strolling along new road. Yeah I was, it was not hard to miss. It was a big ring. Must of weighed a bit :) roystony
  • Score: -4

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