Newly elected Lib Dem councillor for Crookes & Crosspool, Cllr Mohammed Mahroof, has secured a site visit from the council in his battle to reassess the decision to not re-recruit a school crossing warden at the crossing outside Lydgate Primary School.
Concerned parents contacted Cllr Mahroof when the decision was made to not re-recruit a warden for the crossing outside Lydgate Primary School.
Due to these concerns and the road being known to be dangerous, Cllr Mahroof tabled some written questions to Labour's Cabinet Member for Transport and Development and asked whether he and the council would reconsider the decision.
Cllr Mahroof pressed the Cabinet member again at full council on June 6th and asked for a commitment to a site visit by him and council officers to the school to fully re-assess the need for a crossing warden.
The cabinet member responsible confirmed that he and officers would re-visit the site and meet with all those concerned in the matter.
Cllr Mahroof said “The safety of a child when they are travelling to school should be of paramount concern for the council. It is clear that the layout of the road necessitates a safely managed crossing. I am pushing them to reconsider their decision and recruit a new school crossing warden as soon as possible to avoid any chance of future accidents or injury to children.”