Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Fresh hope of crossing

A CAMPAIGN for a pedestrian crossing on a busy Henley road will be looked at again

A CAMPAIGN for a pedestrian crossing on a busy Henley road will be looked at again by councillors.

Parents of pupils at Sacred Heart Primary School have been calling for a crossing for years. They say it would make the children’s walk to and from the school in Greys Hill easier.

The campaigners want the crossing outside the Takhar wine mart and shop but owner Amardeep Takhar is against this idea, saying it would be bad for his business as the parking spaces for his customers would have to go.

Town and county councillor David Nimmo Smith told a meeting of Henley’s traffic advisory committee that the town council would look at the issue again. Councillor David Eggleton said he had been trying to negotiate a compromise deal with Mr Takhar.

He said: “We put either traffic-calming or a crossing there because of the amount of people that cross who need safe passage. If you do need to go to his shop you just park slightly further up.



“I do want to support his business and I want people to cross the road safely and go into his shop.”

Committee member Hugh Legh said: “You are only talking about 15 minutes at either end of the school day — it wouldn’t affect the business that much, if at all.”



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