Jen66 wrote:I do think some of the demands being made in petition are a bit daft.
Removal of litter bins? That's just going to lead to loads more littering - already a huge problem in the area, mostly due to the children from the school.
A designated person to help them cross the road? I would hope that 11-16 year old could cross a road by themselves.
And that stretch of road already has two mini roundabouts in the space of a few feet so I'd also question whether traffic calming measures are needed.
Hello, the road awareness of an 11 year old is significantly less evolved than with a 16 year old. The incidents have all been with Year 7, that first year having independence to walk to school, and cross busy roads alone. I walk there with my daughter each day, and thankfully we don't have to do Boundaries Road. Sometimes cars do stop at the roundabout to let children cross, but mainly they don't and the kids have to take their chances on seeing a gap. They want to get to school on time, as much as people want to get to work on time. The pavement is so narrow and there is so much foot traffic for the three schools in that space, plus the tube and shops. We'd specifically like the shops to keep the pavements clear, as the A boards cut the pavement in half.