Victory! 11-year fight for a crossing is won

Victory! 11-year fight for a crossing is won

Victory! 11-year fight for a crossing is won

First published in News

A NEW pedestrian crossing will finally be built near a secondary school after years of campaigning by parents, pupils, councillors and the Gazette.

Essex County Council has earmarked £120,000 for the crossing, in Brinkley Grove Road, Colchester, outside the Gilberd School.

Highwoods borough councillor Gerard Oxford, one of those who have been fighting to get the crossing, said: “It was a punch the air moment when I heard. It’s fantastic. I’m really happy."

Read the full story in today's Gazette.

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11:33am Mon 14 Apr 14

cynicalsubber says...

Let's hope the kids actually use it! And can something be done about the parents blocking local roads while waiting to collect their little darlings? It can be hell getting into and out of Langdale Drive at that time of day.
Let's hope the kids actually use it! And can something be done about the parents blocking local roads while waiting to collect their little darlings? It can be hell getting into and out of Langdale Drive at that time of day. cynicalsubber
  • Score: 9

12:29pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

This crossing is badly needed but where do they get a price tag of £120,000 from? Accept they have to supply power for lights at the crossing but there's ample power supplies nearby.

Or is this just another case that local authorities have absolutely no idea how to budget by proper tendering the work by picking numbers out of the air and they use their 'preferred' contractor just because they are rarely challenged to justify expenditure.
This crossing is badly needed but where do they get a price tag of £120,000 from? Accept they have to supply power for lights at the crossing but there's ample power supplies nearby. Or is this just another case that local authorities have absolutely no idea how to budget by proper tendering the work by picking numbers out of the air and they use their 'preferred' contractor just because they are rarely challenged to justify expenditure. Say It As It Is OK?
  • Score: 15

6:01pm Mon 14 Apr 14

gizabreak says...

Nice one and congratulations guys for achieving this but I am sad that the council nor anyone else deems it necessary for a crossing at the mill road end for all the kids from mile-end. They just have to take their chances and then trundle through squirrels field before they even get to a pavement. But well done you must have worked much harder than I could ever imagine. Fantastic
Nice one and congratulations guys for achieving this but I am sad that the council nor anyone else deems it necessary for a crossing at the mill road end for all the kids from mile-end. They just have to take their chances and then trundle through squirrels field before they even get to a pavement. But well done you must have worked much harder than I could ever imagine. Fantastic gizabreak
  • Score: 4

10:33am Tue 15 Apr 14

gizabreak says...

gizabreak wrote:
Nice one and congratulations guys for achieving this but I am sad that the council nor anyone else deems it necessary for a crossing at the mill road end for all the kids from mile-end. They just have to take their chances and then trundle through squirrels field before they even get to a pavement. But well done you must have worked much harder than I could ever imagine. Fantastic
Just to also state that the picture of the little girl is a bit amiss cos she lives in mile-end and therefore this crossing will be of no use to her
[quote][p][bold]gizabreak[/bold] wrote: Nice one and congratulations guys for achieving this but I am sad that the council nor anyone else deems it necessary for a crossing at the mill road end for all the kids from mile-end. They just have to take their chances and then trundle through squirrels field before they even get to a pavement. But well done you must have worked much harder than I could ever imagine. Fantastic[/p][/quote]Just to also state that the picture of the little girl is a bit amiss cos she lives in mile-end and therefore this crossing will be of no use to her gizabreak
  • Score: 0

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