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?
Bourne Road, Colsterworth