Petition for safety around Easebourne Primary School

  • Petition closes June 9
  • Already received online support from around 200 people
  • Aim to have a crossing to improve safety on Wheelbarrow Castle

EASEBOURNE CofE Primary School parents have launched a petition calling for better road safety measures on Wheelbarrow Castle.

The petition calls for West Sussex County Council to install a signalised crossing to make it safer getting in and out of the school.

As this is at the crest of the hill, vehicles often accelerate towards children and parents crossing the road, which is frightening and dangerous.

It will close on June 9 and has already received around 200 signatures from the public.

The aim is to have a crossing that will improve pedestrian and road safety on Wheelbarrow Castle, Easebourne at the entrance to Easebourne CofE Primary School, Early Days Nursery and the parish field.

Those backing the initiative are concerned about the speed and volume of traffic travelling along Wheelbarrow Castle and the danger it poses to pedestrians and other road-users.

Parents are asking for a permanent signalised crossing installed to enable safe crossing into the school grounds.

There is currently one place along the road to cross into Easebourne Primary School and nursery.

The petition states online: “As this is at the crest of the hill, vehicles often accelerate towards children and parents crossing the 
road, which is frightening and dangerous.

“The road is used, and is signposted, as a cut through between the A286 and the A272.

“This results in a fast flow of cars, lorries and farm vehicles using the road, often with little regard for the safety of pedestrians.

“We believe a permanent, signalised crossing is the only safe solution for the community.”

The petition can be viewed online at www.westsussex.gov.uk