Council responds to calls for a pedestrian crossing near school in Carlton

 Council responds to calls for a pedestrian crossing near school in Carlton

PICTURED: The section of Westdale Lane parents attempt to cross when taking their children to school

Nottingham County Council has responded to calls for improved road safety measures near a school in Carlton.

A petition was set up last week by concerned parent Jodie van Alten, whose children attend Haddon Primary School in the area,

She started the petition calling for action as she feels that the crossing to get to the school on Westdale Lane was unsafe.

Mrs van Alten told us last week: “I approached Nottinghamshire County Council, who are responsible for the highways, and they told me they felt they had done all that was possible to that area

“I don’t understand why someone decided that this area does not warrant a crossing; it’s the worst part with the hill. There are cars dodging pot holes and speeding inbetween cameras.

“We should not have to wait for a death to occur. There will be blood on their hands if they take that attitude and someone dies.”

RESPONSE: Nottinghamshire County Council said ‘they look forward to receiving the petition’

480 people have now signed the petition, asking the council to install a crossing.

A school crossing patrol is currently in place but only currently operates in the morning due to staff shortages.

The council has now responded to Gedling Eye’s request for a response to the calls for a crossing.

Councillor John Cottee, Chairman of Communities and Place Committee at Nottinghamshire County Council, said:

“The safety of pedestrians and road users is a key priority, particularly close to our County’s schools.

“We look forward to receiving the petition at the County Council, which councillors will consider, debate and respond to.

“Haddon Primary School currently has a School Crossing Patrol on Westdale Lane each morning.

“We have been actively recruiting a school crossing patrol for afternoons at the site, however this has been unsuccessful to date.

“We would welcome any people interested in the role to contact our Safer Highways team at [email protected].”

Gedling Eye Reporter

Gedling Eye Reporter

1 Comment

  • The council won’t provide important safety features close to a school in the county but gladly fund a camera on stoke lane to raise a bit of cash. The council act more like the mafia every day!

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