CAM­PAIGN LEADER

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS -

ONE wo­man has been cam­paign­ing against for­eign lor­ries since 2000 af­ter dis­cov­er­ing hu­man ex­cre­ment and urine at Or­bital Park and in lay-bys around the town. Mar­garet Pryke, 67, of Can­ter­bury Road is known as the “lorry lady” around Ash­ford be­cause of all her ef­forts in get­ting re­stric­tions put in place to ban lorry driv­ers from caus­ing a mess in the area. She handed in a 1,000sig­na­ture pe­ti­tion to the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment in 2005 and re­ceives yearly progress up­dates. “We don’t seem to be mov­ing very fast,” she said. “The Euro­pean Par­lia­ment is putting pres­sure on the UK gov­ern­ment and KCC high­ways to sort out places for lor­ries to park so they can keep within their le­gal hours.” Mrs Pryke said bags of hu­man ex­cre­ment and bot­tles of urine could be found strewn about Or­bital Park. “KCC has to find land to build a proper lorry park with toi­let and shower fa­cil­i­ties,” she added. Mrs Pryke has vowed to con­tinue her cam­paign.

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