Zebra plan plea

Mark Bamforth
Mark Bamforth
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A Fylde councillor is calling on authorities to pass plans for a zebra crossing near a popular park – with three headteachers backing the scheme.

Lytham Coun Mark Bamforth has applied to Lancashire County Council’s highways authority to build the crossing close to Park View, with headteachers at St Bede’s, St Peter’s and Lytham C of E schools supporting the plans.

Coun Bamforth said he hoped the crossing could be built near the mini round-about before the junction of Park View Road and Mythop Road.

He added: “I rang the headteachers and they’ve said they will write letters of support.

“I’ve applied to the county council and hope we can get the crossing put in place. Last week, there was an accident and I believe installing the crossing will help improve safety.

“With the three schools 
being so close, it can only help to have another crossing.”

Cath Powell, of Park View, said she would welcome any scheme to improve road 
safety, but said the highways authorities needed to put the crossing in a good location.

She added: “There was a bump at school time the other week involving a parent from St Bede’s School, I believe.

“The key to it is to set it in the right position. We already have a crossing one side of the bridge and a lollipop lady the other side.

“It may be more beneficial to have it nearer St Bede’s. It has to be right for schoolchildren. If they are going to do it, we need to plan properly.”