Public meeting over Whitehaven parking problems after girl, 11, knocked over

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Ellie Hammell
Ellie Hammell
20 March 2017 2:26PM

Concerns about parking in and around an area in Whitehaven are set to be discussed at a public meeting tonight.

It follows a recent serious incident in which 11-year-old Ellie Hammell, from Sneckyeat Court, was struck by a bus at the junction of Sneckyeat Road and Homewood Road.

The young girl, who sustained head injuries, was airlifted to Alder Hey Children's Hospital, where she is still being treated.

In a bid to discuss parking issues, the community is invited to the meeting at the Two Castles Association Community Centre at Sneckyeat Grove, tonight from 6pm.

A representative from Cumbria police is set to attend with Cumbria County Councillor Christine Wharrier on behalf of highways, and possibly a representative from West Cumberland Hospital.

The meeting has been organised by Copeland Coun Allan Forster, for the Hensingham ward.

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