Monday, 23 October 2017

No need for crossing

A SPEED survey carried out in Greys Road, Henley, showed there is no need for a crossing.

A SPEED survey carried out in Greys Road, Henley, showed there is no need for a crossing.

Staff and parents of pupils at Sacred Heart Primary have been campaigning for a crossing for five years but Oxfordshire County Council says the road does not meet the necessary criteria.

Data collected over nine weekdays last month showed most drivers were travelling within the 30mph speed limit.

A council spokesman said: “The site does not have a speeding or accident history so there is no justification for installing a crossing. We have limited resources for things such as crossings and have to target these at areas where the need is most pressing.”

Sacred Heart headteacher Karen Edwards said: “Speed or no speed, with the sheer volume and business of the road it makes it incredibly difficult to cross.

“We have a significant number of children and parents who cross that road and there would be even more if they could cross safely.”

Keith Stenning, the council’s area steward, suggested employing a school crossing patroller.

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