Ac­tion needed

Stratford Press - - News -

Fol­low­ing on from my let­ter that ap­peared in the Strat­ford Times on Septem­ber 5 and the com­ments fur­ther raised by T Maguire, I feel that I need to re­port that lit­tle has been done to re­duce my fears of there be­ing a se­ri­ous traf­fic or car park­ing ac­ci­dent in­volv­ing the chil­dren of Pem­broke School.

I did get a call from the po­lice after I sent a for­mal let­ter to the of­fi­cer-In­charge, who ad­mit­ted that they had a pa­trol car at the in­ter­sec­tion in­volved in an­other mat­ter at that time, but that lasted only a few days. I re­ceived no com­mu­ni­ca­tion from ei­ther the Strat­ford Dis­trict Coun­cil or the school. I am also as­tounded that there has nei­ther been any re­ac­tion of my let­ter from the school PTA, but there again, fur­ther to T Maguire’s com­ments, it is the stan­dard of driv­ing and ap­par­ent lack of care by some par­ents in the carpark that also causes some of us to be very con­cerned.

While it is noted that speed ramps have been placed in the carpark, I chal­lenge what on earth ben­e­fit this pro­vides as it does not ad­dress the prob­lem of the com­ments raised — it’s not speed­ing in the carpark that is the prob­lem, but sit­u­a­tion aware­ness and care and con­sid­er­a­tion for oth­ers.

In re­spect of the road out­side the school, there is also the im­pend­ing and added con­cern of in­creased for­eign driven ve­hi­cles us­ing the road for ac­cess to the moun­tain dur­ing the sum­mer months ahead.

The sum­mer school hol­i­days are soon to be with us, is it not pos­si­ble that ef­fec­tive ac­tion can be taken by the Strat­ford Dis­trict Coun­cil, lo­cal po­lice, Pem­broke School and its PTA dur­ing this time so that a con­certed ef­fort can be made to get this very real and alarm­ing prospect of an un­think­able and avoid­able ac­ci­dent, be­ing re­duced?

STU­ART ROBERT­SON

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