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Friday 11 September 2015

Road safety strengthened around Crewe school


Parents parking in and around Crewe’s Berkeley Academy will soon have a new drop-off point for their children, thanks to Cheshire East Council.

The school, based in Wistaston, which has now taken on academy status, has recently received planning approval from the authority to replace its existing buildings.

Residents have in the past voiced concerns about parking problems in and around the school first thing in the morning and at pick-up time.

The Council has now responded to those concerns and is making provision for a new drop-off point for parents wishing to take their children to school by car.

At the site, earmarked off Laidon Avenue, work is under way to design a suitable scheme.

Leader of the Council, Councillor Michael Jones, said: “We’ve listened to the community, including residents and parents, and we will come up with a solution that will help ease any tensions that have been building up.

“Safety is of paramount importance and we’ve been hearing stories about the potential risks to our young children and to our elderly residents in the area.

“Parking on single or double yellow lines presents a risk as those areas of public highway have been assessed and deemed not suitable for parking either at all or at certain times.

“It’s important that the school, parents and the community work together to ensure that everyone is contributing to a safe environment.

“A drop-off point, in such a built-up area, is the common sense approach in this case and we are delighted to be supporting the academy as it embarks upon its new status and renewal plans over the coming months. As promised, Cheshire East has delivered once again.”

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