Council backs parents' road safety plea

PUBLISHED: 13:00 23 January 2015

Christchurch School Crossing Patrol (Lollipop Lady) Jeanine Calder.

Christchurch School Crossing Patrol (Lollipop Lady) Jeanine Calder.

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WESTON Town Council plans to write to North Somerset to urge the authority to implement a safer road system outside a busy primary school.

Ward councillor Michael Lyall voiced his concerns about traffic on Earlham Grove outside Ashcombe Primary School at the town council meeting on Monday and called on his peers for support.

Pupils’ parents and nearby residents have created petitions and written to North Somerset Council asking for the crossing patrol vacancy to be filled or traffic calming measures introduced, but so far nothing has been achieved.

Cllr Lyall said: “Overall I think we have got a catastrophe waiting to happen. Every conceivable thing has been done to try to alleviate this problem.”

Fellow town councillor Peter Crew suggested also writing to the unitary authority to suggest more traffic calming measures outside the new St Anne’s School in West Wick.

Cllr Derek Mead said: “We have got the same problem in Hewish and I don’t see why this can’t be sorted out en bloc.

“What do we want – kids killed or injured before we do something? These are the young people of North Somerset and they need to be looked after.”

Members voted unanimously to appeal to North Somerset for action.

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