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Crossing patrols plan for busy Preston road

Hazard: Michael Welsh has raised awareness of the hazardous crossing outside St Clares Primary School

Hazard: Michael Welsh has raised awareness of the hazardous crossing outside St Clares Primary School

A busy road flagged up as dangerous for schoolchildren could get a new crossing patrol to make it safer.

Parents whose children go to St Clare’s Primary School, Fulwood, say that crossing Sharoe Green Lane is hazerdous for youngsters.

Officers from Lancashire County Council conducted a traffic and pedestrian survey in the area, concluding that it was not busy enough to justify a new pedestrian crossing.

But, the area does fall within the guidelines to allow a new crossing patrol to be set up.

School crossing patrol manager Ken Speak is now drafting a report for transport chief County Coun Tim Ashton and council leader Geoff Driver on the issue.

County Coun Michael Welsh, who represents the Preston North East area and has flagged the issue up to County Hall, says the area would need volunteers to become lollypop men and women.

He said in a post on his website to residents: “Assuming that there is a decision to proceed with this we will need to find a volunteer(s) to operate the patrol in the mornings and afternoon.

“This has proved a problem in some other areas so it might be as well to ask around for people who might be interested before the post is advertised.”

 

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