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Barr highlights speeding and car parking concerns at local primary school

UUP candidate Alan Barr pictured with the Principal of Clough Primary School, and representative from the PSNI’s Road Policing Unit.
UUP candidate Alan Barr pictured with the Principal of Clough Primary School, and representative from the PSNI’s Road Policing Unit.

 

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) candidate, Alan Barr, has highlighted the issue of speeding and lack of car parking facilities outside Clough Primary School.  


He fears that speeding motorists and a lack of parking facilities present a danger to pupils.  

 

Alan has met with the PSNI and the school principal recently to discuss these issues.  As a result of this meeting, Alan reported the speeding issue to the Department for Infrastructure.  



Consequently, the Department has assured Alan that the defective ‘Safe Route to School’ sign will be reset as soon as possible. This will remind drivers to slow down on the approach to the school.


School safety sign.
School safety sign.

 

After further discussion with the PSNI, Roads Policing will be conducting operations in the area as soon as resources permit. Additionally, the option of attending a ‘Youth Court’ at the school will be offered by the PSNI to speeding motorists.

 

Regarding the car parking issue, Alan is working closely with Robin Swann MLA’s office to obtain an update from the Department of Education on a proposed additional carpark at the school.

 


Commenting on the action, Alan said:


"I want to take this opportunity to thank the PSNI’s Neighbourhood Policing Team and the principal of Clough Primary School in taking the time to discuss these issues with me.  Also, I want to thank the Department for Infrastructure for their prompt response in giving assurance that the Safe Route to School sign will be repaired.  

 

"As with all issues, permanent solutions will require time and a multi-agency response to be effective.  


"Hopefully, these measures taken so far will contribute in ensuring the safety of pupils at Clough Primary School."



 

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