Schools back danger junction campaign

PUBLISHED: 17:51 29 April 2008 | UPDATED: 22:16 26 October 2009

The controversial new junction at the Moors Walk shopping parade

The controversial new junction at the Moors Walk shopping parade

A CONTROVERSIAL road continues to be attacked as neighbouring schools join in the protests. A new entrance road in to the shopping parade at Moors Walk has been causing uproar among just about everyone over the past weeks. The WHT has run various stories

A CONTROVERSIAL road continues to be attacked as neighbouring schools join in the protests.

A new entrance road in to the shopping parade at Moors Walk has been causing uproar among just about everyone over the past weeks.

The WHT has run various stories where neighbours, shopkeepers, drivers and pedestrians alike have spoke of their disgust at the new road, and a petition has even been set up to try and bring back the old entrance which was off the nearby roundabout.

Now schools close to the area are also expressing their concerns on the notorious issue.

Sue Lewis, headteacher of Sir Frederic Osborn secondary school, said: "I have wrote to MP Grant Shapps about this issue and am awaiting a response.

"We need to monitor this situation closely and make sure this entrance does not increase the potential for accidents.

"I would like to think the council will look at the situation again."

John Stephens, headteacher of Watchlytes Primary School, sarcastically added: "It really is a clever piece of engineering isn't it! It does seem very dangerous for drivers and pedestrians and the silly thing is there wasn't anything wrong with the old entrance.

"I think the planners have got it wrong and it would be nice if they could come out and admit it."

No-one from nearby Springmead School was available for comment.


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