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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 about it."

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

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