Wirral pupils open community garden to reduce traffic

Wirral Globe: Pupils from St Andrews CofE with Cllr Harry Smith Pupils from St Andrews CofE with Cllr Harry Smith

WIRRAL pupils are hoping to reduce traffic around their school with a special community garden.

Children at St Andrew's C of E Primary School in Bebington have created the project on a traffic island near to the school entrance in a bid to discourage cars from parking there.

Working with Wirral Council's School Travel Plan, the youngsters helped tidy up the area and put plants and flowers on the verges of the island.

The garden, which is at the junction of Townfield Lane, Oaklands Drive and Richmond Road, is also clearly marked to drivers.

Cllr Harry Smith, cabinet member for streetscene and transport services, joined pupils shortly before the end of term to officially open the garden.

He said: “What the youngsters have contributed to this project is brilliant. A key element of school travel plans is that pupils feel comfortable and safe travelling to and from school.

"By helping to make these environmental improvements the pupils themselves are sending out the message that they would feel safer if people didn’t park so close to their school.”

Viv Woods, headteacher at St. Andrew’s,said: “This used to be a place where cars were parked on the kerb-side making muddy tracks around the edges, now it’s an attractive feature of the neighbourhood. Local residents are delighted with the improvement and have promised to care for the plants in the holidays.”

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8:38pm Fri 29 Jul 11

JADEE1 says...

cllr harry smith out & about again ,we thought you just sent emails to company,s offering them to object to stopping up orders,even though we ,price st an surroundig areas,had allready sent into the council,108 page petition 69 written statements 2 court dates & 1 planning application meeting with all our objections ,to keep trinity lane open ,& in the end we beat the council,how pathetic you all are tryin to save face ,get some guts ,& admit you were very wrong ???were is the st lights you promised for trinity lane st signs ,tarmac & cul-de-sac,sign for park st ?? & were sick of tellin you ,get the buses off price st,it is not a route for any buses ,as promised,its simply a short cut for buses & hgv,s are you waiting for a fatality before you act ???
cllr harry smith out & about again ,we thought you just sent emails to company,s offering them to object to stopping up orders,even though we ,price st an surroundig areas,had allready sent into the council,108 page petition 69 written statements 2 court dates & 1 planning application meeting with all our objections ,to keep trinity lane open ,& in the end we beat the council,how pathetic you all are tryin to save face ,get some guts ,& admit you were very wrong ???were is the st lights you promised for trinity lane st signs ,tarmac & cul-de-sac,sign for park st ?? & were sick of tellin you ,get the buses off price st,it is not a route for any buses ,as promised,its simply a short cut for buses & hgv,s are you waiting for a fatality before you act ??? JADEE1
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