Tom Randall MP supports efforts as Haddon Primary & Nursery School community call for new pedestrian crossing in Carlton
- Posted on: December 21, 2023
- Partnership: Flying High Partnership
“We know that every school is concerned about the safety of its families during their journeys to and from school, but we feel that in our case there would be a simple solution which would dramatically improve road safety for school users and the wider community in Carlton.” Nina Capek, Headteacher
Tom Randall MP visited Haddon Primary & Nursery School to support the school community’s efforts in calling for a new pedestrian crossing on Westdale lane between Glendale Avenue and Haddon Close in Carlton.
The MP for Gedling visited the school previously in the year and at that time discussed the issue with representatives of the children’s School Parliament.
Nina Capek is Headteacher at the school and she explained. “We know that every school is concerned about the safety of its families during their journeys to and from school, but we feel that in our case there would be a simple solution which would dramatically improve road safety for school users and the wider community in Carlton.
“We are really grateful that Tom Randall MP is supporting us in our campaign for a pedestrian crossing on Westdale Lane, and that he has taken the time to visit us not once, but twice. During his first visit, our children passionately explained to him why they feel a pedestrian crossing is needed. Mr Randall then joined us at the end of the day, -in pouring rain, so he could see the issues for himself. He was so impressed by the children and understanding of the issues that he agreed to support them in putting together a petition and obtaining signatures. The response to the petition has been phenomenal, and we have already gained a significant number of signatures.”
Tom Randall MP for Gedling said, “After hearing of a recent incident, sadly involving a child being hit by a car, I wanted to do all I could to improve road safety, so I have worked alongside school children to launch a petition calling on the County Council to install a pedestrian crossing.
“It was great to see children so passionate about improving their local area when they were collecting petition signatures from families at the school gate last week. Afterwards, I walked around the neighbouring residential streets to collect additional signatures from the community. The petition will soon be submitted by Haddon Primary School to the County Council, and I hope to see a crossing installed soon.”
Pupil Ronnie Kremin is in year 6 and said, “We want to make it safer for people to walk to school by getting a crossing. This will also help the environment as people can leave their cars at home and walk to school. We think that if we all work together, we can make it better for a lot of people.”