We’re extremely luck in Gipsy Hill to have three excellent primary schools for the children in our ward. Cllr Jenny Brathwaite (pictured) and Cllr Niranjan Francis were at Elm Wood Primary School on Carnac Street on Monday morning to speak to local parents at the school gate and pick up any concerns or issues in the area.
One issue which came up was the safety of the roads around Elm Wood for children walking to school, particularly for children who have to cross Clive road.
Cllr Matthew Bennett has visited the school with council highways officers involved in the consultation for a new 20 mph zone for a walk around the area at the start of the school day with parents to see how the area could be made safer for children walking to school. We are hoping to see some of these ideas in the response to the 20mph zone consultation when it is published and look forward to the prospect of safer journeys in the near future.