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?