Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Forum responds to school road safety plea

Traffic calming has just been installed on the approach road to Waddesdon's two schools, thanks to a £12,750 grant from Buckinghamshire County Council's Local Area Forum (LAF).

Parents concerned about safety in School Lane and Baker Street leading to Waddesdon CE Secondary and the village primary schools at the start and end of the day, had petitioned the Waddesdon LAF.

In response LAF members commissioned two speed reduction humps, lower kerbs and special paving at the road crossing point, fencing to guide people away from unsafe crossing points, warning signs and road markings.

County Councillor Paul Irwin, LAF Chairman, said: 'This is the only route to both schools and our priority was to find a safe way forward as quickly as possible. The result is a great example of a Local Area Forum getting people to work together successfully to find a solution to a community problem.'