LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Safety measures vital for walkers

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Safety measures vital for walkers

By Admin | 02/03/2021

LETTER TO THE EDITOR:  Safety measures vital for walkers

 

MAY I appeal through the Advertiser to Rotherham Council and the people in charge of Rother Valley Country Park and also the people who use the park.

During the pandemic, there were signs at all entrances telling people to keep to the left of the paths and to maintain the social distancing rules which makes very good sense during a pandemic. But shouldn’t this be the rule at all times anyway? For some strange reason, the signs have disappeared.

On my recent walks around the park there were some people walking on the left and some on the right and some straddling the middle. Some people looking down at their phones while walking. So, people have to zig-zag across the paths to avoid bumping into one another. Some people walking two or three, or even four or five, abreast blocking the path to anyone wanting to pass. It appears that some people don’t know what social distancing is.

The “keep left” signs should be put back permanently in very prominent positions. Where possible, a white line could be painted in the middle of the path to remind people to keep left. I believe this would ensure a more safe and more pleasant experience for everyone enjoying the park.

Anyone who agrees with me please let Rotherham Council know. I can’t really see why anyone would disagree.

Graham Burton, Aston