Simon Sandler-Vallance and fellow campaigners pictured a year ago when they launched a petition to stop lorries using some of the town’s residential streets. Picture: Tony Jones.

Campaigners are urging residents to support a proposed weight restriction  at a residential area in King’s Lynn.

Norfolk County Council has proposed an order to ban vehicles exceeding 7.5 tonnes from driving through the B1144 Vancouver Avenue to Tennyson Avenue area.

The order would also include Goodwins Road and Tennyson Avenue.

However, members of the B1144 Action Group are concerned not enough people will respond to the proposal by Tuesday’s deadline (May 15).

Simon Sandler-Vallance of the group, said: “What we need is as many people to respond as possible so the county council can see the amount of people in Lynn who support the order.”

Mr Sandler-Vallance said the DVLA has objected to the enforcement as the roads are part of a test route for learner drivers.

“So far, we have had around 50 responses to the proposed order that we know of,” he said.

“I would be really happy if we could double that amount. But it must be before the deadline, anything else after that doesn’t count.”

Around 370 residents signed a petition last year calling for the ban and for a 30mph speed limit.

The proposal is part of consultation which followed a public meeting last summer.

Mr Sandler-Vallance said:  “To have 70 people turn up out of 300 residents to the meeting was impressive. We just have got to do this last bit.”

Anyone wanting to respond to the authority’s proposed order should email TrafficOrders@norfolk.gov.uk

Alternatively, write to Ms A. L. Wilton,  Norfolk County Council, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2DH or call 0344 800 8020.

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