Friday, 29 August 2008

Nearly there...

Pupils and parents are looking forward to using this, but unfortunately they won't have the addition of the beacons for a few days. EDF were to be on site yesterday, but now say they can't do the job until Wednesday. As they are a utility we cannot use anyone else.

I hope those who have waited so long for this facility can wait a few more days...

2 comments:

Mark G. Hardy said...

You have to worry about the "Health and Safety" barricades. Can't people be trusted to recognise crossings like every other country in Europe that doesn't require ridiculously expensive flashing bollards? Still, I suppose what else would all those employees at StEBC do otherwise if they didn't have to think about things like this - also wasn't it Hoffy and SCC who paid for the crossing?

Paul F said...

My experience of French pedestrian crossings is that drivers expect priority and therefore they're fairly meaningless. You might as well cross anywhere.

Funding was joint SEBC and SCC, with the latter's greater share from the two local councillors' personal budgets (mere Borough councillors don't get them) and on-street parking charges.