Children attending Peasedown St John Primary School now have a reason to feel extra safe when crossing the road, thanks to the introduction of two new lights at the nearby zebra crossing.
A campaign led by B&NES Councillor Sarah Bevan (Independent, Peasedown St John) has seen two new LED flashing roundel-bulbs installed on the zebra crossing outside of the school.
For several months, residents had been lobbying the Peasedown councillors and attending their monthly advice surgeries to ask for more to done to illuminate the crossing.
Cllr Sarah Bevan said: “With over 500 pupils at the school, it’s one of the biggest primary schools in Bath and North East Somerset. That’s a lot of children walking to and from school each day, with a large majority using the zebra crossing outside on Bath Road.
“Cllr Walker and I had been looking for sometime at what could be done to make drivers more aware that they were approaching a zebra crossing, and thus to slow down as they approach.”
The new flashing roundels are LED powered, meaning they consume less electricity and aren’t as hot as conventional bulbs. They are also more reliable in all weather conditions and much better for the environment.
Last week, Cllr Sarah Bevan and Cllr Karen Walker were joined by Peasedown Primary School Deputy Headteacher, Carin Marchington outside of the school to view the new LED zebra crossing lights on Bath Road.
Cllr Karen Walker (Independent) added: “Thank you to the staff at B&NES Council who saw the project through from start to finish.
“The end result looks great, and does a lot to help children and their parents feel safer when crossing the road.”