Petition with 526 signatures handed to council calling for traffic calming measures outside Killisick Junior School in Arnold

 Petition with 526 signatures handed to council calling for traffic calming measures outside Killisick Junior School in Arnold

PICTURED: Killisick Road outside Killisick Junior School in Arnold

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A petition calling for improved road safety outside Killisick Junior School in Arnold has been handed over to Nottinghamshire County Council.

A total of 526 worried parents signed the petition, which asks for traffic calming measures to be put in place outside the school and along Killisick Road.  

In an update on the petition site, organisers wrote: “The petition to make Killisick Road safer for children attending Killisick Junior School was submitted on our behalf to Nottinghamshire County Council by County Councillor Michael Payne on Thursday, October 15.  We now await the response from the Chair of the Committee responsible for Road Safety.  

“Once again we would like to thank everyone who has signed our Petition to make Killisick Road safer for children attending Killisick Junior School and also for local residents who use this road. 

They aded: “Hopefully, the council will listen to the calls of local residents as well as staff and children.” 

The route has been identified as ‘a hotspot’ by parents who say cars often speed along the road.

SUPPORTIVE: Gedling Borough Councillors Henry Wheeler and Marje Paling

Campaigners want the council to put electronic speed awareness signs and markings in place to help enforce a strict 20-mile speed limit.

The campaign is being supported by Gedling Borough Councillors Henry Wheeler and Marje Paling.

Mr Wheeler talked to Gedling Eye when the campaign was launched last month

He said: “Killisick Junior School is on a main bus route and is very straight and is subject to inconsiderate parking and very dangerous speeding motorists, who use Killisick Road like a race track.

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“It’s time something was done to make this road safe. There is nothing on Killisick Road to slow speeding motorists down – and that is why we are taking action

“There have been many near misses and bumps.

“Children need to be able to cross this road safely and pedestrians and other road users should not be living in constant fear of law-breaking reckless driving.  Enough is Enough.”

Gedling Eye has approached Nottinghamshire County Council for a comment.

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