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Alresford headteacher pleads with council to make roads safer
8:00pm Monday 3rd December 2012 in Winchester
A HAMPSHIRE headteacher made a heartfelt plea to county chiefs to improve road safety near her school – and save lives.
Yet it was a “completely blind corner,” so pupils trying to cross the road could not see around it and had to dodge between cars, buses and lorries.
Speaking to a meeting of the full council in Winchester on Thursday (Nov 29), Mrs Bernard quoted a pupil who said a few simple measures could “save lives.”
She appealed to the council to act quickly.
Councillors heard pupils had already come up with ideas to improve safety, including hatching and a raised hump in the middle of the road to slow traffic.
Other proposals included a wider pavement and a flashing sign to warn drivers there was a school nearby.
Mrs Bernard asked to meet transport chief, Councillor Mel Kendal, and director of transport, Stuart Jarvis, in a bid to resolve the problem.
Watching from the public gallery of the council chamber were five Perins pupils: Ross Hunter, 14, Ben Pape, 15, Aliza Exelby, 14, India Gilmore, 14, and Douglas Wicks 15.