Bid for safer road

PUBLISHED: 10:40 15 May 2009 | UPDATED: 10:58 10 June 2010

EXMOUTH Town Council has supported plans for traffic calming measures and a reduced speed limit to be imposed near Bassetts Farm Primary School.

EXMOUTH Town Council has supported plans for traffic calming measures and a reduced speed limit to be imposed near Bassetts Farm Primary School.The planning committee at the council considered and backed on Monday (May 11), a number of proposals to make the areas close to the school, on St John's Road, safer.The plans include the installation of speed cushions and 20mph speed restrictions.Councillor Malcolm Mitchell said: "My wife is a school governor there, so I know they are all happy with the plans and I see no problem."Headteacher Christine Jones said her office overlooked the road and she could see people travelling up and down at high speeds.She added: "We have tried for years to try to get some speed reduction measures put in place outside the building. At the end of the day it is a school and it needs to be safer."Parent Nicola Bowyer, 42, of Birchwood Road, Brixington, has a six-year-old boy, Ryan, who attends Bassetts Farm School.She said: "I would welcome anything to make the road safer. People park in places where they should not be and then you can't see cars driving up down."Carolyn Sells, 35, of Valley Way, Brixington, said it was a great idea to impose road safety measures.Ms Sells, who has two children at the school, Sophie, 8, and Yasmin, 6, added: "Cars come flying down. It is a bit of a near miss when they get near the lollipop lady."Devon County Council will make the final decision on the plans.


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