Parents to have a say
Parents and residents are being invited to have their say
on proposals to boost safety around a village school.
Plans are in place to introduce a 'safer routes to school'
scheme in Helmdon, which could improve the safety of youngsters
walking to school.
Northamptonshire County Council are now giving parents and
villagers the chance to see what changes are being considered
and let the council know what they think of the plans at
an open evening at Helmdon Primary School next week.
The proposals were drawn up using questionnaires filled
in by children asking about their journeys to school, with
support from Helmdon Parish Council.
County council cabinet member for roads, Cllr Jim Wade said:
"It is vital we continue to do all we can to improve
safety for children who currently cycle or walk to school.
"The measures being considered aim to do this and now
it is important as many people as possible have their say
Plans include a raised zebra crossing outside the school,
a path along the disused railway bridge, and a chicane to
slow down traffic.
A detailed map of the potential scheme will be on display
at Helmdon Primary School, The Reading Room, The Bell Inn
and Bungalow Stores until Friday, July 11th.
And staff from the council and Atkins will be available
to answer questions on Wednesday, July 9, at Helmdon Primary
School between 3pm and 7pm.
The Brackley Post - 4th July 2003