Kids win battle for new crossing

A PEDESTRIAN crossing is being put outside a school in Selston after school pupils handed a petition to local councillors.

Students at Selston Arts and Community College joined local councillors in a campaign to get a crossing at the site and handed a petition of over 1,000 signatures to Nottinghamshire County Council.

Cllr Gail Turner said they had been campaigning for a crossing outside the college in Mansfield Road for years.

“We’ve been working on this for years and years so I think the petition really helped,” she said,

“The road is so dangerous and it desperately needs a crossing.

“Not only have you got the kids walking to and from the college and the infant school round the corner, but we have all the buses and there’s a very bad bend in the road.

“The whole lot doesn’t add up to a very safe area, particularly at school times. The crossing will make life safer for kids.”

The pupils went along to a Nottinghamshire County Council meeting where the petition was handed over.

Headteacher of Selston Arts and Community College Di Stendall said: “I’m very pleased. We were quite amazed that we managed to get it.

“The children felt vulnerable so we wanted to do something about it.

“It really shows that it’s worthwhile getting a petition against something you feel strongly about.”

Another crossing has been installed in Nottingham Road, Selston, during the summer.