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VIDEO: Protestors stage demonstration in memory of 11-year-old Hayle boy

By CMCherie  |  Posted: February 28, 2013

Campaigners take to the road as they fight for slower speeds at Loggans Road where 11 year old Caleb Hollow was knocked down

Campaigners take to the road as they fight for slower speeds at Loggans Road where 11 year old Caleb Hollow was knocked down

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CAMPAIGNERS have taken to the roads again as part of their quest for safer driving speeds at the spot where a young boy was knocked down before Christmas.

Caleb Hollow was hit by a car while crossing Loggans Road to catch a bus to school. The 11-year-old died in hospital almost a week later.

Since then family, friends and neighbours have fought for safer road conditions on the stretch, holding another public demonstration at the site of the collision today.

"There were over 100 people here today and I can't thank them enough," said Caleb's mum Dawn Chapman.

"We are not going to stop campaigning until we get something done."

It seems that the campaigners' hard work has paid off with Caleb's family discussing safety measures with Cornwall Council recently.

At a meeting with the authority's highways safety engineer and town and county councillor John Pollard, the family were told about proposals for the strip of road.

These include 30mph flashing speed signs, road narrowing and planting of extra trees and greenery, all aimed at slowing down traffic.

"They are not just doing this bit, they are planning to do the whole road," said Mrs Chapman.

"It will all be made slower."

Although the plans do not include a crossing, which was key to the family's hopes for Loggans Road, they are still happy with the developments.

"I am sure if it works and if they do it, it will be better," said Mrs Chapman.

"I was told the pelican crossing wouldn't slow traffic down but these plans will be a massive improvement."

Councillor John Pollard said he was pleased with the progress of talks and hoped proposals for road safety measures would be put forward for a decision by Cornwall Council this month.

"We are all working as hard as we can, as quickly as we can, to make that road as safe as possible," he said.

Despite the positive moves, the protestors have vowed to keep up their monthly stake out of Loggans Road until there is written confirmation that the works will be done.

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