Campaign for a pedestrian crossing in Foxley Lane

July 29, 2011 3:34 PM

Mr Scully, Tom Brake and Year 7 boys from John Fisher SchoolThe campaign for a pedestrian crossing to be installed on a busy Croydon road took another step forward last week, after local MP Tom Brake met with students from The John Fisher School to discuss their concerns about the dangerous crossing.

Tom launched a petition in February urging Croydon Council to install a crossing on the road at the junction with Peaks Hill Rise, to protect the hundreds of students who cross everyday to reach the school. The petition has so far been signed by 445 people.

Tom said: "The pedestrian crossing would be a simple solution to a dangerous problem. We need to see action before it is too late."The road is notoriously busy and dangerous for pedestrians. A sixteen year old man was killed while trying to cross in September 2004, and both Tom and the school are keen to ensure that a similar incident does not happen again.

Headmaster Mark Scully said: "The majority of boys attending the school need to cross this busy road, so we have been trying for years to have a crossing installed. Though there is a crossing attendant and teachers marshal the boys at the bus stops, there have been a significant number of near misses. We must have a crossing to prevent fatalities. We just cannot sit by and let that happen."

To sign the petition and pledge your support for the crossing, visit

What would you like to do next?