Work is underway to install a much-needed zebra crossing outside a school.

The crossing will be outside Canon Slade School  in Bradshaw.

It was identified as an area in need of a crossing, due to the lack of crossings near to the school, and concerns raised over the safety of children.

Cllr James Moller said: “It has started to be installed, and hopefully it will be completed as soon as possible.

The Bolton News: “It was down to the safety of the children, and when the lollipop lady isn’t there at night during school activities or is off.

“There is a crossing further down on Tonge Moor Road, but they have to walk all the way down the road.

“I think it will deter people from speeding slightly.

“Anyone can use the crossing 24/7 all year round.

“It’s not just for school kids.”

Bromley Cross councillor Cllr Nadim Muslim says it is also part of Transport for Greater Manchester’s Streets for All strategy, which aims to reduce traffic and road danger by improving the environment for pedestrians, cyclists and public transport users.

The Bolton News: He said: “Ultimately, it’s about children’s safety, and I think it’s important that we have a crossing in place because there is no crossing for a while.

“It makes it safer for the children, and also if it can slow drivers down, it’s a good outcome.

“It’s part of TfGM’s Streets for All strategy, which encourages school children to walk to school rather than be dropped off.

“It’s good for the health of kids, which is a benefit for them and schools alike.”

Resident Janet Taylor previously raised concerns over children being able to cross safely due to parking issues at the school.

She also said that this meant that children had to walk around cars sometimes to cross safely and that buses were restricted when trying to leave and enter the school.

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