Support for a new crossing

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A COUNCILLOR campaigning for a pedestrian crossing in Kimberley has had an overwhelming response from parents.

Cllr Richard Robinson received 28 emails from parents in support of the crossing in Nottingham Road.

He launched a petition to get a crossing at the junction with Broomhill Road and Noel Street to make it safer for children walking to the Kimberley School.

People say because of the bend in the road children cannot see what is coming. They also say it is a main road with speeding traffic and there has been an increase in vehicles using the road since the Giltbrook Retail Park was built.

Pupils use the jitty in Noel Street to walk the back way to the school in Newdigate Street. There are also children using the route to get to the leisure centre.

Last year a 13-year-old girl was run over on her way to school.

Cllr Robinson said: “I’ll be working with Broxtowe Borough Council and Nottinghamshire County Council during the coming months in order to try and work out the most suitable place for the proposed crossing to be, taking into account the comments made by local residents. I’ll update people when I know more.”