Northamptonshire children now have safer route to school thanks to zebra crossing

Primary school children from Northamptonshire will now be able to walk to school without fears for safety concerns.

Tuesday, 3rd January 2017, 4:26 pm
Updated Monday, 9th January 2017, 1:21 pm
Northamptonshire children now have safer route to school thanks to zebra crossing

Pitsford Primary School pupils welcomed a new zebra crossing outside their school gates last month following an investment from the Safer Walk Routes to School charity.

Residents from the village have been campaigning for the crossing for up to one year following an influx in traffic travelling to Moulton.

Campaigner, Maureen Holliday said: "We have been trying to get some traffic calming in the village as we had a very near miss about a year ago. People take shortcuts through Pitsford to Moulton Park and Moulton College and we had to do something about this.

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"There is traffic trying to get through and big lorries at school time, it has been great and so much safer. In truth it also helps to police parents, they can be prosecuted if they stop on zig-zags at the school.

Residents are also paying thanks to county councillor, Judith Shephard’s following a donation from the empowering councillors and communities scheme for the resurfacing of Moulton Road.