Buxted parents present petition to East Sussex County Council

Parents fighting for safe pedestrian access to Buxted Primary School have presented a petition to East Sussex County Council.

More than 530 signatures were collected and one of the organisers, Danielle Harris, said she was delighted with the response from the community.

“The number of signatures we've gathered proves that it's a whole community issue and not just one that affects the school,” she said./images/2011_may/petition.jpg

“I think our message to the council is clear – we want a proper width of footpath and a reasonable speed limit to run beside a primary school. These don't seem like outlandish requests.

“I don't think you would find many other primary schools in the country with a speed limit of 60mph beside them.”

Danielle, who is pictured, left, with Cathy Hemming, added: “Sustainability and greener transport options are supposed to be things that ever council is working towards, a reduced speed limit and a wider path would go a long way to achieving these in Buxted.

“It is especially important too, now that 80 new homes are about to be built in the village.”

“Next week is 'Walk to School' week and I think the council should be thinking long and hard about what it can do to make walking to school in Buxted an option that people can choose without fear or unnecessary risk.”

Follow our link to read more about Buxted parents petition about road safety on school route

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