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06 July 2022

Improvements to road safety outside Patterdale C of E Primary School

Cumbria County Council welcomes safety improvements outside Patterdale C of E Primary School.

After receiving comments from local residents regarding road safety concerns in the area, Cumbria County Council’s Safer Roads Board has approved plans to improve road safety outside the school on the A592 as part of the Department for Transport Safer Roads Project. 

The safety improvements to be made are as follows:

  • Implementing a voluntary school crossing patrol which will be managed by Patterdale C of E Primary School.
  • Adding a yellow backing board to school zone flashing beacons to improve their visibility to oncoming traffic.
  • Install a permanent speed indication device which will be mounted on the same column as the flashing beacons.  This will alert drivers to their speeds which will encourage them to slow down.
  • Installing a pedestrian guardrail by the school gate, which will protect the children from vehicles pulling into the school's lay-by.

Keeping pupils safe is paramount, and the county council is delighted to be working in partnership with Patterdale C of E Primary School and Patterdale Parish Council to achieve this goal.

This work is vital for the safety of the school pupils, and a timeframe for the project will be issued shortly. The county council thanks the community for their support and patience during this time.

Cllr Keith Little, Cumbria County Council Cabinet member for Highways and Transport, said:

“It is great to see these important road safety schemes being implemented outside Patterdale C of E Primary School. There is no doubt that student safety is our top priority.

“Thank you to the Patterdale C of E Primary School, Patterdale Parish Council, and the residents for working with us to ensure these improvements will be progressed."

Cllr Sue Sanderson, Cumbria County Council’s Cabinet member for Schools and Education, said:

"I am delighted that these safety improvements will be made.  Cumbria is a wonderful place to grow up, and all children should feel safe getting to and from school.

“As a result of these improvements, the pupils' journeys will be safer, and when they arrive at school, they will be refreshed, alert, and ready to learn."

For any further information please e-mail A592@cumbria.gov.uk.

Cumbria County Council welcomes safety improvements outside Patterdale C of E Primary School.