New zebra crossing points way to safer journey for Rugby schoolkids - The Rugby Observer

New zebra crossing points way to safer journey for Rugby schoolkids

Rugby Editorial 19th Oct, 2016 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

A SAFER route to school has been laid out for Bilton children and their parents thanks to a new zebra crossing.

The crossing, in Cymbeline Way, was funded by Warwickshire County Councillors Yousef Dahmash and Kam Kaur after parents raised concerns about the safety of the route to Bilton Junior School from certain parts of the Woodlands Estate.

The campaign was led by Bilton parent Denise Colledge, who said: “We desperately needed a safe crossing and I, and all of the parents in the area, are so pleased that we now have one.

“I would like to thank Yousef and Kam for all of their hard work and for delivering for the local community.”

Coun Dahmash said: “Making sure that routes to school are safe is a huge priority for me. As someone with two young children I know personally how important it is that both parents and pupils can get to and from school safely.

“It is also a priority for the County Council who are investing across Warwickshire as part of the Safer Routes to Schools initiative.”

Coun Kaur said: “When parents approached Yousef and I about a new crossing we immediately set about putting the funding in place.

“As well as the installation of the new crossing I am delighted that the area around it has also been made safer by extending the double yellow lines to prevent inconsiderate, and dangerous, parking.

“We are also working on a new crossing on Bawnmore Road which will be in place very soon.”

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