Grantham Journal letter: Delays may prove tragic

Letter
Letter

The local campaign to safeguard pupils crossing Harrowby Road to and from St Anne’s Primary School has been running for three years.

County concillors have just rejected a proposal for a zebra crossing near the school, although parents and residents have actually always wanted a crossing patrol ‘lollipop’ person – properly protected against intimidation by inconsiderate and aggressive drivers.

Lincolnshire County Council has said that this crossing “does not meet the criteria for a crossing patrol person”. Only one criterion is quoted, viz “not enough children use it”. How many ‘criteria’ do they need before a child is seriously – even fatally injured?

Would such a tragic statistic eventually give them enough bureaucratic justification to do something practical and sensible to protect these youngsters – albeit too late?

Brian Bruce

Bourne Road, Colsterworth