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SAFETY FIRST: Kings Langley crossing to be installed to make village safer for schoolchildren

 Published on: 29th January 2023   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

Parents across Kings Langley will be pleased to hear the news that a school crossing patrol is set to be installed on a busy road in the village.

Parents taking their children to the primary and secondary schools in the village regularly cross Hempstead Road, but some shared concerns over the speed of vehicles on the road.

After being contacted by a resident, Kings Langley Parish Council made it their mission to tackle the issue.

They took the matter to Hertfordshire County Council and it was agreed that a school crossing patrol should be introduced.

Flashing lights alerting drivers of schoolchildren crossing are due to be installed on the road in early February, while the recruitment process for the crossing patrol has already begun.

Kings Langley parish councillor Alan Johnson said the new lights and crossing official will help to improve the safety of the village.

He said: “This scheme fits with our desire to reduce parking around the school by providing other options, including improving the accessibility of a footpath to the school from the Miller & Carter car park for drivers and pedestrians.

“I also understand sitting in your car with the engine idling produces more pollutants than a moving vehicle. It is particularly unhealthy for our children and the environment.”

In addition, the road will be resurfaced in order to finish the work by the newly installed dropped kerb.

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