Victory For A14 ‘Notes Of Hope’ Campaigners

Written by on 14th September 2018

Signs are to be put up on the A14 bridge at Rothwell in a bid to stop suicides.

Highways England will install them following mass outcry after so-called ‘notes of hope’ placed on the railings there by a group of friends were removed, when they were deemed a distraction to drivers.

Four signs – which will include the phone number for the Samaritans – will go up on either side of the bridge and at other ‘hotspot’ locations locally.

Over 950 people signed a petition calling for the notes to be put back up.

Adrian Oulds, Highways England’s Head of Service Delivery in the East Midlands, said: “Our vision is that no-one attempts to take their life on our roads.

“Highways England is working with experts in this area and we’ve produced signs that can be attached to bridges to try and prevent potential suicide attempts.

“I’m looking at installing these signs on structures, including the one on the A14, which I am discussing with the Notes of Hope group.”

 


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