Parents and children used the new zebra crossing outside St Anne’s Primary School in Grantham on their first day back after the holidays this morning.
Parents were delighted that the crossing is finally in place in Harrowby Road, after four years of trying to get a safe crossing outside the school.
Mum Louise Short, who has two children attend St Anne’s, told the Journal: “Every car is slowing down. The crossing is doing its job. It’s great, it is giving me goosebumps.”
Nicola Fox, who also has two children at the school, said yesterday: “I know my kids are going to be able to get to school safely now and so are everybody else’s.
“In the past I have been known to walk out into the middle of the road to stop the traffic and to let people walk across safely.”
Coun Charmaine Morgan, who represents St Vincent’s ward, said she was ‘very, very pleased’ to see the crossing in place, and was looking forward to seeing a lollipop person being employed to work there.
An advisory 20mph scheme is also due to be imposed on that stretch of road within a few weeks.
Coun Morgan said: “I am really pleased we have got a safer crossing and have got the best design we could have done. I would like to thank former lollipop lady Mrs Tilley for all her feedback during the design process.”
St Anne’s headteacher Jonathan Austin said: “We are delighted we have finally got the crossing. I am sure it will make a big difference in terms of children crossing more safely.
“We are all really happy and the children and staff are thrilled it’s finally been installed.”
Anybody interested in taking up the position of lollipop person can contact Coun Morgan on 01476 574748.