We intend to continue to pursue Sheffield City Council for a safe crossing at Hangingwater/Whiteley Wood Road after the presentation of over 6600 signatures to Council resulted with Councillor Mazher Iqbal (Cabinet Member for Infrastructure and Transport) referring the issue back to himself (which we believe will now disappear into the long grass) and will do so until we get a satisfactory result.
On Friday the 15th of October Nic Clegg gave his full support in that matter and attended the junction to speak to concerned parents and members of the public, http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/mp-joins-parents-to-demand-crossing-on-hazardous-sheffield-road-1-8182485
We are asking if you as parents and supporters of the crossing would please email or speak to your local MP to increase the pressure on Sheffield City Council in respect of the matter, as the mornings are getting darker which is massively increasing the risk of another accident or even worse at this junction.
To: Sheffield City Council
Safe Crossing at Hangingwater & Whiteley Wood Road
Implement road safety measures on Hangingwater Road including a footpath and crossing at the junction of Hangingwater Road and Whiteley Wood Road
Why is this important?
Please help us get over well over 5000 local people supporting this campaign as it will force Sheffield Council to properly debate this issue in the open. We have until the end of September to do just that.
Help get Sheffield City Council to finally bring in urgent traffic safety measures to protect over 100 children who regularly use this route to go to three local schools in the area. The urgency of this was brought home to us when our daughter sustained serious injuries in late 2015 from a car going less than 20 mph when she was on her way to High Storrs School. This school is the closest catchment school for Nether Green and Fulwood. However the walking route has no footpath in places and no crossing. The path opens up into a T junction (picture). The Council has admitted that the lack of footpath across this junction is dangerous and they won’t even place a School crossing warden there because of the danger.
Now the Council have said after months of talks that they will not consider installing a crossing or altering this dangerous footpath to what is the most direct route to High Storrs School, Notre Dame School and Nether Green Junior School.
It is only a matter of time before a child or another member of the community receives life changing injuries or death as a result of the council's inaction.