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Plan to safeguard students from traffic danger

Dick Bryant, Martin Payne,of Stagecoach and teacher Tim Harkins with students Dillon Thompson, Billy Hannan and Jay Jordan, all 13

Dick Bryant, Martin Payne,of Stagecoach and teacher Tim Harkins with students Dillon Thompson, Billy Hannan and Jay Jordan, all 13

A PLAN to protect students from heavy traffic outside their school is gathering momentum and has won the backing of residents.

Cars have been causing chaos outside the Sir Robert Woodard Academy at pick-up and drop-off times for years, and now the school has been devising a plan to tackle the problem.

Overseen by director of community Dick Bryant, pupils, staff, residents, police and local businesses have all contributed to the plan to promote safety.

A questionnaire for residents, parents and students puts forward a number of suggestions on how to tackle the problem, including a one-way system, and a rethink of the overflow car park at the South end of Upper Boundstone Lane in Lancing.

“We have evidence to show that this is a sensible proposal and one that is welcomed by the residents I have spoken to,” said Mr Bryant.

Bosses at Compass Travel and Stagecoach have been consulted and will be asked for their input on any changes to the road system around the school.

The academy has also been working with head of Boundstone Nursery School, Children and Family Centre Jim Brannan on a joint plan.

 

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