Pupils present crossing case
Councillors agree to look into zebra crossing for Glebe Primary school
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editorialuxbridge@ trinitysouth.co.uk SCHOOLCHILDREN in Ickenham have earned their stripes by successfully arguing their case for a new zebra crossing to be created outside their school.
Earlier this year, Glebe Primary School pupil Lily Swift, nine, started a petition with the support of more than 50 children from her school council.
She addressed it to Lloyd White, the Hillingdon Council’s head of democratic services, requesting a zebra crossing outside her school to make Sussex Road a safer place to cross.
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splash backs Councillor Keith Burrows, the council’s cabinet member for planning, transportation and recycling, and at a petition hearing held at the school in April pupils explained why they believed the crossing was needed, using hand-drawn posters, speeches and a PowerPoint presentation.
Councillor Burrows said: “It’s important that children understand road safety from a young age so I was extremely impressed by Glebe Primary School’s well thought-out petition and presentation for a new zebra crossing outside their school.
“They convinced me that a crossing could make a big difference to the safety and wellbeing of the school community and I agreed that council officers should start looking into it.”
At the meeting, Councillor Burrows decided that council officers would start road safety investigations to prepare for installing the zebra crossing in Sussex Road and to undertake traffic volume and speed surveys.
Lily said: “I wasn’t really very nervous speaking to everybody, just a little bit nervous.
“When Councillor Burrows announced that the crossing had been agreed I was overjoyed.
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n ROAD SAFETY: Glebe Primary School pupils giving their petition presentation