Having launched a road safety campaign last summer, local MP Luke Hall has joined community campaigners in celebrating the news that further safety measures are being considered for North Road.
Along with the Headteacher of North Road Primary School, Sarah Stillie, and concerned students at the school, Luke and local Councillor Marian Gilpin pressed for road safety improvements within the vicinity of the local Primary School.
In a letter to South Gloucestershire Council, Luke asked for an assessment of the existing speed limit, as well as a review of the current road safety measures in place. The joint letter was signed by key campaigners including Cllr Marian Gilpin, Headteacher Sarah Stillie, and local landlady of the Codrington Arms Jenna Hale.
Following the MP’s intervention, the Council have now announced that it has allocated funding to investigate:
· A permanent speed reduction within the vicinity of the local primary school
· The introduction of a controlled crossing point for North Road Primary school’s parents and children
The local MP welcomed the announcement, stating, “For too long there have been serious safety issues on North Road, especially near the Primary school.”
“I am delighted that we have secured a study into the area’s road safety, and that the local authority is looking to introduce new measures such as a crossing, which will be of huge benefit for local parents and pupils.”
The new measures follow the Council’s recent budget, which has seen continued investment in local schools and infrastructure. Luke Hall stated that “the job is not done yet” and promised to call for further improvements in many other surrounding roads in the North Road neighbourhood.