Pupils in danger?

YOUNGSTERS could be in a very dangerous situation if the Meadow Street car park closed.

YOUNGSTERS could be in 'a very dangerous situation' if the Meadow Street car park closed.

Axbridge First School headteacher Gillian Briggs, says the roads around the school will not be able to handle the extra traffic if the facility was to shut.

Parents of students at the school have passes to park in the facility for 10 minutes at the beginning and end of the school day. Children then join the 'walking bus' down to the school.

Mrs Briggs said: "The car park passes and walking bus was a huge piece of work with an excellent outcome for children's safety.

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"This is all going to be lost if the car park is closed. If it did close, we would return to a very dangerous situation."

The school has 170 students and 40 attending the nursery. Around a fifth of school pupils travel from outside of the town while the nursery has a catchment area stretching as far as Lympsham, East Brent and Draycott.

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The school has now urged parents, governors and staff to write to Sedgemoor District Council, before a full council meeting on February 13, to oppose the closure.

A petition is also being set up for parents to sign when they drop their children at school.

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