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School crossing gets go ahead

Carterknowle Junior School pupils and head Carole Staniland hoping their long wait for a crossing is over

Carterknowle Junior School pupils and head Carole Staniland hoping their long wait for a crossing is over

The go ahead for a zebra crossing outside a Sheffield school - which campaigners have wanted for over 12 years - has been given.

The go ahead for a zebra crossing outside a Sheffield school has been given today.

A council meeting today decided that the crossing could be put in place outside Carterknowle Primary School on Carterknowle Road to improve safety in the area.

The campaign for the crossing has a long history, as the first petition was submitted to Sheffield Council back in 2002.

A scheme by the former South Community Assembly was expected to start in 2011, but it was shelved due to a reduction in funding and then the assembly was also closed.

Yesterday Coun Leigh Bramall, cabinet member for highways, heard two recent objections from residents with concerns about the relocation of bus stops on the road as part of the project.

He approved the recommendation for the £115,000 scheme to go ahead.

It has still to be ratified but work is set to begin on the crossing this summer and be complete by September when the new term begins.

 

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