MP Rosie Cooper called a meeting at Pinfold Primary School in Scarisbrick following a road traffic accident involving a pupil outside the school in July 2011.
Rosie has previously raised concerns about the pupil’s safety with the police and Lancashire County Council.
Senior Lancashire County Council officers, as the highways authority, attended the meeting and saw the situation for themselves along with the schools headteacher and MP Rosie.
At this meeting it was agreed that the school crossing signs were to be improved and that the future 20mph zone outside the school would be considered for priority in the scheme to be started in the next financial year beginning April 2012.
West Lancashire MP Rosie said
“Often when I visit schools, long standing road safety issues are a top priority for parents and headteachers.
“There is undoubtedly danger for pupils at Pinfold Primary school when they have to cross such a busy road for their lessons and this has been the situation for many years.”
Pinfold Primary is located at the crossroads of Smithy Lane, Pinfold Lane and Southport Road. Rosie’s main concern ahead of the meeting was the children crossing the main road both during and after school hours when the pupils use the village hall and sports pitches located on Smithy Lane.
MP Rosie added:
“I am grateful to the officers for attending the meeting and hope we can finally improve the safety of children going about their lessons at Pinfold Primary school.”