Langney parents sign petition over road safety fears

Petition SUS-160714-162609001
Petition SUS-160714-162609001

Worried Langney parents have submitted a 400-signature petition to the County Council over road safety fears.

They are asking East Sussex County Council to improve road safety around Langney County Primary School after a spate of accidents.

Parents believe it is only a matter of time before a child is seriously injured or killed.

The petition already has more than 400 signatures after just one week.

Tanya Ridley, who has organised the petition, presented it to the chairman of the County Council at the full council meeting this week.

Tanya was supported by headteacher Julie Prentice and County Councillor David Tutt.

Tanya said, “I keep hearing that it will take the loss of a life before anything will happen in the way of safer parking and traffic calming being put in place, I refuse to believe this!

“This should not become the norm. I do believe this situation needs real consideration and action put in place urgently. With a joint effort from the council, drivers, parents/carers and residents from whom I have collected some fantastic ideas to improve the area, we can find a solution for safer parking.”

Cllr Tutt, who is also Leader of Eastbourne Borough Council, added, “I share the concerns of the parents and teaching staff.

“I believe that urgent action is required and the Borough Council will do all that it can to help resolve this problem.”

The petition will be discussed at a Lead Member meeting in the autumn.

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