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New Puffin Crossing (double click to read full article)
4 July 2016 (by admin)
The new traffic light-controlled Puffin crossing on Laygate Road, South Shields, has been installed to help children and parents at Laygate Community School to cross the road safely as part of improvements to help create a safer route to the school.
Councillor Ed Malcolm, who represents the Simonside and Rekendyke ward, said: “The safety of our young people crossing the borough’s roads is of paramount importance.
“Laygate Community School’s head teacher and parents approached me with their safety concerns regarding this very busy road and I am happy to say that, through the successful implementation of this scheme, school’s and parents’ concerns have been addressed.”
Shelley Metcalfe, deputy head teacher at Laygate Community School, said: “The new crossing is a huge source of reassurance for the parents and carers of pupils, particularly those parents whose children walk home on their own.