Published Monday 13 October 2014 at 9:46
Blackburn with Darwen’s road safety champion has visited a Darwen school to see what more can be done to tackle traffic issues around the area.
Councillor Stephanie Brookfield visited Ashleigh School in Darwen with Councillor Kate Hollern, leader of the Council, to talk about safety concerns and also highlight the problems being faced there.
Worried parents and residents contacted Councillor Hollern about parking issues outside the school.
Complaints included parking congestion in front of the school, including parking on zig zag lines and other areas which compromised the children’s road safety.
Councillor Brookfield and Councillor Hollern spoke to head teacher Ian Matthews and said the Council will look at what more can be done.
Councillor Brookfield said:
People need to realise how dangerous inconsiderate parking is. Everyone has a responsibility to keep our roads safe. I am determined to get the message out there for drivers to think about what they are doing and for pedestrians especially children to keep safe.
Councillor Hollern said:
The Council takes road safety issues extremely seriously, which is why we appointed Councillor Brookfield to lead on tackling these issues.
Councillor Brookfield is asking for people to talk to her about road safety issues and can be contacted on her email Stephanie.firstname.lastname@example.org or 07795087577.
The Council has also set up a new Facebook site for people to raise issues about road safety.