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Plea for bollards at school

Earlsheaton infants school health and safety day. Road safety with Dane Eyles. (D545A409)

Earlsheaton infants school health and safety day. Road safety with Dane Eyles. (D545A409)

A call was made this week for Billy Belinda bollards to be located near a Bulwell school.

Across the country, the childlike concrete figures have helped to limit accidents by their presence.

This is because the bollards act as a warning to drivers to reduce speeds and not park near them.

At a meeting of Rufford Tenants and Residents’ Association, a member of the public said he thought Billy Belindas would be an idea at Rufford Primary and Nursery School on Hoewood Road.

He claimed: “A child will be killed unless something is done about people parking outside the school.”

Another resident said he saw a car pull up just in time to avoid colliding with a mum and three children at a nearby road junction.

Coun Jackie Morris, a Labour member for Bulwell ward said action was in hand to improve safety with suitable signs.

She added that a massive campaign was taking place across the city to warn parents of potential danger when dropping children off and picking them up again.

PCSO Laura Sims said the force was prepared to promote road safety in classrooms.

Claims were made at the meeting that drivers on Rock Street were ‘taking no notice’ of a new 20mph speed limit on Bulwell roads.

PCSO Sims said speed awareness operations were proposed on roads where thought to be needed.

 

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