Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Lakefield School pupils will have a Lollipop Lady Assisted with Raised Cushion Traffic

A 20mph self enforcing traffic calming scheme will come into operation outside Pontyates School on Heol y Meinciau in October.

Speed humps are also to be introduced outside Queen Elizabeth High School, Carmarthen in October.

The calming measures are being installed by Carmarthenshire County Council following requests from parents and teachers and consultation with residents in the community.

The scheme is not a route treatment scheme but specifically to help heighten awareness of drivers approaching and passing the school.

Several other schemes have been introduced across the county at Ysgol y Bedol, Garnant; on the B4310 Drefach at Gwendraeth School; Peniel, Ffairfach.

Calming treatments have also been carried out at Coedcae School, Lakefield Primary School and Coperworks School, Llanelli; on the A476 at Bethania Road, Upper Tumble and B4459 at Pencader.

Country executive board member for the environment and transport services, Cllr Haydn Jones, said: “Schools are vulnerable at school run times and it is important we do all we can to heighten awareness of drivers with calming measurers at these locations.

“In the next week it will be back to school time right across the county for116 primary schools and 14 secondary schools and a total of nearly 27,000 pupils.

“It is encouraging the Authority have been supported with a number of traffic calming schemes outside schools being funded as part of the Welsh Assembly Government’s Safe Routes in the Communities initiatives.”

Photograph by Ron Cant: Lakefield School pupils in Llanelli will be returning after the summer break to find that their Lollipop Lady is assisted with raised cushion traffic calming and improved signage to alert drivers to the school.


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