Continuing concern about road safety near Cranbrook schools

PUBLISHED: 17:02 25 November 2018

The entrance to Cranbrook Education Campus, often the scene of unsafe parking. Picture: Philippa Davies

The entrance to Cranbrook Education Campus, often the scene of unsafe parking. Picture: Philippa Davies

Philippa Davies

There have been more complaints about unsafe parking by drivers doing the school run

Road safety issues around the entrance to the Cranbrook Education Campus remain unresolved, two months after a near-accident there involving a child.

There are also worries about the safety of children around St Martin’s Primary School.

The continuing problems, mainly caused by people parking in unsafe places when dropping off or collecting children, were raised at Cranbrook Town Council’s meeting on Monday, November 19.

Councillor Ray Bloxham reported that he had had meetings at both schools. He has arranged a further site meeting to look at the possibility of opening up the access from the path in Country Park Phase Three to the footpath gate to the Education Campus, so that children would not need to be near the main gates. A further meeting is arranged with the Campus’s Parent Teacher Association.

However, Councillor Bloxham believes that simple changes to drivers’ behaviour, including safer parking, would resolve many of the issues.

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