Grantham campaigners ‘ecstatic’ as school crossing on Harrowby Road given green light

Children at St Anne's Primary School in Grantham recently received their high visibility vests from Specsavers. Photo: 0278A
Children at St Anne's Primary School in Grantham recently received their high visibility vests from Specsavers. Photo: 0278A
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Campaigners have won their fight for a zebra crossing outside St Anne’s Primary School in Grantham.

Various plans have been put forward over the last three years since the school lost its lollipop person, but these have been knocked back on several occasions.

Now the school will get a zebra crossing. Louise Short, who set up St Anne’s Action Group with two other mums to fight for a crossing, said: “We are ecstatic and really pleased it’s finally going ahead. It’s the right outcome for the children and for the residents. That part of the hill is very dangerous. The crossing will not only benefit the children but also people crossing the road to go to the church and the hall.”

Louise added: “The crossing was obviously meant for the children but a lot of people are going to benefit.”

Louise set up the action group with Nicola Fox and Emma Coates. The crossing was given the go ahead at a meeting of the planning committee at Lincolnshire County Council yesterday.

It is hoped that work on the crossing can begin in the summner holidays.