Hull split 52pc to 48pc on plan to reopen East…

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Hull split 52pc to 48pc on plan to reopen East…

A narrow majority of Hull Live readers want East Park to remain closed to traffic. Just under 52 per cent of those who took part in a snap poll on the website wanted the main gates in Holderness Road to remain closed to vehicles. A little more than 48 per cent of readers were in favour of allowing traffic back into the park during opening hours. Hull City Council has announced plans to reopen the gates early in the new year in order to create more space for parking. They have been closed since lockdown in 2020. READ MORE: The secrets of East Park lake How Hull's East Park used to look from the 70s through to the 90s A new one-way system would be put in place from the gates to the front of the park and new footpaths would be created. For the first time in decades, drivers would be able to enter the park from James Reckitt Avenue, with a route leading to the model boat pond. New safety measures would be put in place to comply with Martyn's Law, which is designed to ensure premises are protected from potential terror attacks. Some readers who commented on the proposals said they preferred the park being car free, while others said that the proposals would help ease local parking problems. East Park's lost 'little playground' would never be allowed today View gallery People coming to the park by car are currently diverted to land behind Woodford Leisure Centre, which previously housed tennis courts. However, people living nearby have complained of visitors leaving their cars in neighbouring streets, including East Park Avenue and Westminster Avenue, posing a hazard to pedestrians and causing parking problems. One reader of Hull Live said: “Allowing traffic to flood into East Park, the city’s greatest natural asset, is an act of vandalism.” Another added: “Great idea, another racetrack for the pathetic boy racers.” Carole Gadie said: “Definitely keep them closed, it's much safer for children and pets.” But a local resident wrote: “I live next to East Park and will be happy to see the gates open as th
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