Enforce more safety measures around the canal in poolstock

Enforce more safety measures around the canal in poolstock

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xena moran started this petition to The local council and

Over the past month, 3 young men have been found dead in the canal due to unfortunate incidents. The high level of danger and the lack of safety measures surrounding the area has led to these tragic events. Family and friends have been personally affected and Wigan as a whole has been left devastated over these untimely deaths, which could have been prevented if more safety measures were in place e.g. more lighting, barriers, signs and CCTV cameras. Young people have found this unsafe area as a prime place to be under the influence of alcohol and other illicit drugs because of the lack of supervision. The urgent change that is required for this area is to place safety enforcement's such as putting in place signage to inform people of the canal about flooding risks and the depth and temperature of the water, to allow the public to be aware of the potential dangers present. Moreover, fencing or barriers would prevent people from being pushed or falling in. Lifesaver rings and throw ropes dotted around the canal would also be helpful in case of emergency if someone was to get caught in the water. As a community it is important to sign this petition and take part to make an important change for our community. 

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