With your permission, Mr. Speaker, I would like to present a petition that has been signed by virtually every resident of Manor way, Duchy close and Queensway in Higham Ferrers.
The petition states:
The Humble Petition of residents of Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire and the surrounding areas,
Sheweth that there is a massive increase in the volume of pedestrian and vehicular traffic using the Queensway, the one and only access to the Ferrers Specialist Art College, Higham Ferrers; that these circumstances have resulted in significant damage to the grass verges and pathways of the nearby residential estate; and that the Petitioners believe that a secondary entrance to the College via the A6 bypass would considerably alleviate many of the current problems.
Wherefore your Petitioners pray that your Honourable House urges the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to request that Northamptonshire County Council in conjunction with East Northamptonshire District Council and Higham Ferrers Parish council investigates the current problems and introduces a proposal for a second entrance to the Higham Ferrers Specialist Art College.
And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray, &c.