Road safety risk for Frimley pupils
A stretch of road outside Ravenscote Junior School has been labelled “horrendous” as pupils try to cross the road without the guidance of a lollipop person or a pedestrian crossing.
According to one grandparent, who wished not to be named, Upper Chobham Road, which runs alongside the school, is “awful” and she branded it a safety risk for the schoolchildren.
The concerned grandparent said pupils are having “so many nearmisses” as the road has been left without any form of traffic calming.
“It is quite horrendous as both sides there are two exits and entrances. They usually have a lollipop lady on Upper Chobham Road,” she said.
“The person left and they didn’t replace anybody so parents are hav- ing to walk children across the road, which means more traffic and parking. There have been so many near- misses.”
The previous lollipop person left before the summer holidays and according to a school newsletter, a replacement will not be starting until after the October half term.
The grandparent continued: “It will have been six weeks. Children have been going to after- school clubs because the parents have to pick them up to avoid this crossing.
“Now there is more traffic and there is nowhere to park so cars are pulling out. There are two crossings near Tomlinscote and St Augustine’s but there is no crossing outside Ravenscote.”
The grandparent added that when she voiced concerns to the county council at the beginning of September she was told “all of the money has been allocated so there is no funding”.
However, a spokesman for the county council said: “The lollipop person left a while back. We have recruited a new one and they will start in a couple of weeks’ time.”