School Crossing Patrol – Review Taking Place in September!

There is a lot of school children crossing the Griffith Drive between the junctions of Ashmore Avenue and Bargery Road to make journeys along Eccleston Road and Southall Road to and from Coppice High School, Oakmeadow, and St Albans School.

Over a long period of time there has been various calls from parents, schools and your local Councillors for the City to place a Crossing Warden in that strategic area to assist the children and pupils to cross the road safely during school term.

The situation has again been addressed by your Local Councillors, who have again made a plea for a new School Crossing Patrol, and I have received this response this morning, from the City Councils Transport Strategy lead.

“I am advised this matter is being investigated by the School Crossing Patrol Service. The site is scheduled to be assessed in September and I gather Paul Lever will contact you with the results at that time.”

I would advise that the three Schools where the pedestrian traffic is the heaviest should throw their full weight behind this initiative. Hopefully the Governing Bodies of these schools will write and explain the needs of their pupils and parents for a safe crossing to be introduced at this location.

Also any individual that has a strongview on this should also make their views known.

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more