Friday, 27 November 2020

Zebra crossing repainted after complaint

A ZEBRA crossing which campaigners said was dangerous has been repainted

A ZEBRA crossing which campaigners said was dangerous has been repainted.

The crossing on the entrance road to Tesco, off Reading Road, is used by youngsters from AFC Henley and Henley Hockey Club to access Jubilee Park and the adjacent playing fields.

As the Henley Standard reported last week, the clubs had complained about their young players being put at risk as the white lines had faded so drivers might not see the crossing.

Tesco responded by saying the crossing would be repainted and this week the work was done. Store manager Simon Warren said: ?I?m delighted to have had the zebra crossing repainted and that we?ve also managed to install three speed humps at the entrance to slow traffic down and make the area safer for customers and especially people using Jubilee Park.?

Officials from both clubs had made repeated requests to Tesco, which owns the land, to repaint the crossing but nothing was done until now.

Mr Warren said it had been part of a long-term plan but had been organised as urgent work prior to our report last week. ?The most important thing now is the work?s done,? he said.

Trevor Howell, vice-chairman of AFC Henley, said: ?We?re delighted that some action has finally been taken after some time campaigning for it to be improved.

?We?re also pleased that we won?t have the risk of children being run down on the crossing because there have been some very close calls in the last few weeks.?

Chris Baker, president of Henley Hockey Club, added: ?I think it?s very good ? it should be significantly better.?

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