PARENTS’ bid to install a pedestrian crossing close to Harestock Primary School has faced a knockback.

Last year a campaign was launched for a crossing on the stretch of Priors Dean Road, which is the main route for pupils walking to and from the school each day, with parents nervous about the poor visibility from the nearby bus stop.

However, it has now been reported that Hampshire County Council officers surveyed the road before the end of the autumn school term, with negative results for those supporting the campaign.

A report from a Littleton and Harestock Parish Council meeting stated: “The results show an increase in pedestrians but not sufficient numbers to warrant a controlled crossing point.”

County councillor Jan Warwick, who supported the bid, will now meet the school’s travel team to review the data in detail and see how safety can be improved at this crossing point, potentially providing a school crossing control attendant.