Here I am backing parents of Guildhall Feoffment primary school in their fight for a safe crossing point in Westgate Street.
Many of the schoolchildren come from south of Westgate Street, which is getting increasingly hard to cross. Few drivers use their indicators at the junction, and often pedestrians are unclear as to whether it is safe to cross or not. If I am unsure, then what can a child be thinking? I’m not surprised parent s are demanding a crossing.”
One such parent is Mrs Emma Dell of Harrington Close. She said:
“If my four year old son Ethan is going to be able to stay at Feoffment until 11 then I would expect him to be able to walk to and from school on his own. A simple pedestrian crossing is a must.”
The Borough Council has been bidding for money from the County Council for some sort of crossing here, but so far without success. I have now asked officers to upgrade the application for the next financial year to a zebra crossing, and have written to County Council officers to urge them to support it.