Corby parents call for safe crossing

Nicola McCaig with her children Leighton, three, and Emmie, four, and Rebecca Livingstone with her children Curtis, seven, Mea, five, and twins Ryan and Dylan, three
Nicola McCaig with her children Leighton, three, and Emmie, four, and Rebecca Livingstone with her children Curtis, seven, Mea, five, and twins Ryan and Dylan, three

A campaign has been launched for a pedestrian crossing on a busy Corby road.

Parents concerned about the safety of their children want a crossing in Willowbrook Road, between Norton Road and Grendon Avenue.

They say pupils who live in parts of Lodge Park estate have to cross the road in order to get to Woodnewton primary school.

Borough councillor Gail McDade, who represents the area, has launched a petition calling on Northamptonshire County Council to provide the new crossing.

She said: “That stretch of road is a popular crossing point for parents and children on the way to and from Woodnewton school.

“It’s really busy, especially at school times and a crossing is needed.

“There is no way for people living in the south of the Lodge Park area to get to the school safely at present and parents are concerned. Children using the existing crossing outside the school have to cross Fotheringhay Road first and that is also very busy.”

To sign the petition visit the county council website.