Local MP welcomes school crossing

October 12, 2012 2:24 PM

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake put safety first this Wednesday when he spoke to parents and pupils at Beddington Infants School about the importance of the new pedestrian refuge that is to be built near the school.

For over seven years, the local community has campaigned for the crossing to help families who have to cross the exceptionally busy Croydon Road. The eco-friendly school has also done its part to encourage students to walk to school and was recently the first school in Sutton to be awarded the national Green Flag for the fourth time.

Tom said "The public support for this project has been overwhelming. Croydon Road is a very busy street and crossing it can be a real danger for parents and children. It is important that we encourage more children to walk to school but equally important that our streets are safe and parents feel comfortable about letting their children walk to school.

"I'm pleased to say that the new crossing will make getting to school a much safer experience for everyone involved. ''

Transport for London has commissioned Enterprise Mouchel to undertake the construction, with the main works beginning on 27th October and finishing about four weeks later.

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