6th Dec, 2016

Schoolchildren in Stratford put in danger by building works

Stratford Editorial 20th Dec, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

SCHOOLCHILDREN in Stratford are being put in danger while building work is completed on Drayton Avenue.

Concerned parents say their children are running late for school and are at risk of being hit by builder’s vehicles while work is completed on three different projects on the road.

The multi-million pound rebuilding of the Lower Meadow Care Home is just one of the projects, along with extensions to Welcombe Hills School and Bishopton School.

A public meeting was recently held earlier to discuss the issues.

Stratford district councillor Peter Moorse, who was at the meeting, told the Observer: “Unfortunately, for various reasons the building work on all three schemes is happening at the same time and this is causing traffic and parking problems in the area, particularly at times when parents drop off and pick up their children at school.

“Last week a scaffolding lorry parked and blocked the road, lots of kids were late for school which did not go down well.

“Residents at the meeting raised a number of points including safety issues, they are fearful of accidents as children go to school. Traffic is having to weave in and out of gaps between vehicles and are being put at risk.

“We have raised the problem with Warwickshire County Council who are keen to try to find a solution.”

Warwickshire County Council had not replied to a request for comment at the time of going to press.