Parents have welcomed the new crossing over Parkway at its junction with Rooks Hill. A petition requesting such a crossing was submitted around 3 years ago, and since then, local county councillor Malcolm Cowan has worked with highways officials to develop and deliver such a crossing.
"Anyone who knows Parkway will know it is a difficult road to cross in the single carriageway section. My suggestion on where to put it was taken up, and I was able to get access to some money that was set aside when the Parkway school site was redeveloped. Looks like a win-win all round"
This follows on from Malcolm helping to get an easier crossing over Valley Road by the Zebra, and easing the conditions around the crossing point controlled by the lollipop person on Handside Lane. "All 3 main roads are now easier to cross, leading hopefully to more and safer walking to school and less cars on the road" he added.