Haggerston Park Gate entrance on Whiston Road


On September 1 six-year-old Lulu died after running out of an open gate in Haggerston Park and onto busy Whiston Road. She suffered fatal injuries after being hit by a car. Her death came after park users repeated asked the authorities to make the entrance on Whiston Road safe with a simple swing-hinge.

They said not adding it was not their responsibility. Council chiefs have steadfastly refused to do anything despite her death and a series of near misses involving toddlers.

We fear the authorities will only listen when a child has died.

Don’t let that happen. Sign this petition and save a life. A simple swing mechanism will make the gate safe.

We the undersigned petition Hackney Council to put a simple swing-hinge on the entrance to Haggerston Park. This will guard against small children and dogs running out onto the road while keeping the access point.

This e-petition has been rejected with the following reason given:

E-petitions cannot be used to request action on issues that are outside the responsibility of the government. This includes:

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The following explanatory notes have been added:

I'm afraid this isn't one for the Government - it can't intervene - but for the council. Possibly involve your local MP?

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Created By

Sara Dixon

Created On

Thursday 13 December 2012

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