Pupils present cross­ing case

Coun­cil­lors agree to look into ze­bra cross­ing for Glebe Pri­mary school

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Will Ack­er­mann will.ack­er­mann@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

Uxbridge Gazette, Stoke Mill, Wok­ing Road, Guild­ford GU1 1QA

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.

The pe­ti­tion was re­ferred to We re­pair or re­place: • Win­dows, doors & con­ser­va­to­ries • Re­place­ment of misted sealed units • New door pan­els and cat flaps fit­ted • Ad­just­ments for win­dows &

doors that don’t shut • Re­place­ment of faulty hinges, locks

& han­dles etc. • All types of glaz­ing un­der­taken • We in­stall new kitchen & bath­room

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.

“I am

happy

be­cause Stan­dards Or­gan­i­sa­tion.

We ad­here to the Ed­i­tors’ Code Of Prac­tice as en­forced by IPSO who are con­tactable for ad­vice at In­de­pen­dent Press Stan­dards Or­gan­i­sa­tion, Gate House, 1 Far­ring­don Street, Lon­don EC4M 7LG. Web­site http://www.ipso.co.uk/ ev­ery­one can use the cross­ing and be safe.”

For more Tele­phone: 0300 123 2220 email ad­vice@ipso.co.uk. If you have a com­plaint con­cern­ing a po­ten­tial breach of the Code of Prac­tice, we will deal with your com­plaint di­rectly or IPSO can re­fer your com­plaint to us. Please go to http://www.trin­i­tymir­ror.com/ • Mea­sure the height and the width

from the in­side • Call us on 01895 622 207 or drop in for your quote We sup­ply and fit only the finest qual­ity. Win­dows • Doors • Con­ser­va­to­ries • Porches • Com­pos­ite & Bi-fold­ing Doors We wel­come you to come and visit our show­room: 39 Vic­to­ria Road, Ruis­lip Manor HA4 9AB. Open Mon to Sat 9am-5pm Call now on • Email: Web­site:

in­for­ma­tion about pe­ti­tion­ing cabi­net mem­bers, visit www. hilling­don.gov.uk/pe­ti­tions how­to­com­plain where you can view our Com­plaints Pol­icy and Pro­ce­dure. A “How To Com­plain” pack is avail­able by writ­ing to the Legal and Com­pli­ance Depart­ment, Trinity Mir­ror PLC, One Canada Square, Ca­nary Wharf, Lon­don E14 5AP.

n ROAD SAFETY: Glebe Pri­mary School pupils giv­ing their pe­ti­tion pre­sen­ta­tion

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