We Want a Pedestrian crossing for Blyth School Children/residents on the A634 Retford Road

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We want Blyth School children and the 1,240 residents of Blyth to have a safer place to cross the A634 Retford Road 

Currently the 0.3 mile (482 metres) stretch of road which The primary school of St Mary and St Martins in Blyth backs onto has no safe pedestrian crossing for the children or the residents to get from one side of the road to the other to get to and from school. Residents routinely use this road to access a public footpath which leads to a public field for people to walk there dogs and a park for all ages so children have the benefit of play equipment.

Worryingly the county council deemed what is already in use to be safe however large articulated lorries frequently thunder through the day coming and going down this stretch the only place to use is the crossing near the school entrance which is about 10 feet wide either side of a 3 feet wide bollard with no drop kerbs . Typically road tankers are 54 feet long, 8½ feet wide and 12 feet high which leaves about 8 inches between wheels and kerbs. 

There is currently no lolly pop lady to help children and parents to cross the busy road as no one has taken up the position. 



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