Grantham Journal letter: Delays may prove tragic

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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