Call to make Highwoods road safer

First published in News

A CALL has been made to make children’s route to school safer after a number of near misses.

Traffic lights could be installed in Highwoods Approach, which is used by children to get to and from Highwoods Primary School.

“The head of the school has agreed for us to put forward a proposal to install a light-controlled crossing outside the surgery in Highwoods Approach,” said Gerard Oxford, borough councillor for Highwoods.

“The head has confirmed there have been a number of near misses recently and we do not want to wait until something terrible happens for action to be taken, so we are being proactive.”

The proposed crossing would be available to use all day, not just during school times.

In November 2010, the road was assessed by county hall officers but it was not eligible for funding for a lollipop lady.

That means the school would have to raise about £60,000 to pay for a lollipop lady, so alternatives have been sought.

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1:53pm Mon 26 Nov 12

Bigh321 says...

A lot more houses gone up round highwoods since 2010, plus the number of idiots speeding in built up areas seems to be on the increase too.

Im really not interested in hearing your dump valve on your 15 year old corsa whilst you speed round highwoods and myland estates, just drive with respect for the speed limit around built up areas. Idiots.
A lot more houses gone up round highwoods since 2010, plus the number of idiots speeding in built up areas seems to be on the increase too. Im really not interested in hearing your dump valve on your 15 year old corsa whilst you speed round highwoods and myland estates, just drive with respect for the speed limit around built up areas. Idiots. Bigh321
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2:29pm Mon 26 Nov 12

Mr Honest says...

There is a subway at the end of Highwoods Approach. There is no need for a Lollipop lady. Its the Gilberd kids that are a pain. They cross half way down Highwoods Approach and run in and out of cars. The problem isnt bad, just a few idiots.
There is a subway at the end of Highwoods Approach. There is no need for a Lollipop lady. Its the Gilberd kids that are a pain. They cross half way down Highwoods Approach and run in and out of cars. The problem isnt bad, just a few idiots. Mr Honest
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9:36pm Mon 26 Nov 12

buggy90210 says...

not more traffc lights! one set of lights isnt going to do much when kids are going in every direction... why is it colchester is addicted to traffic lights? put some decently placed padestrian crossings up and find a better way for parents to pick the kids up instead of the roads being blocked by parked cars
not more traffc lights! one set of lights isnt going to do much when kids are going in every direction... why is it colchester is addicted to traffic lights? put some decently placed padestrian crossings up and find a better way for parents to pick the kids up instead of the roads being blocked by parked cars buggy90210
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