Following effective lobbying from Shenley Church End Community Campaigner Ben Nolan, Milton Keynes Council has agreed £20,000 to fund road safety improvements outside Denbigh School.
Ben Nolan who secured the funding has been responding to concerns raised by parents about how dangerous the roads are outside the popular Denbigh School.
He said: “It is very dangerous that flashing lights outside the school weren’t working and the traffic lights were set incorrectly and have caused problems. The pathways around the school are overgrown near a crossing making it narrow and the lights were not the best ones and are dull. Roadside safety barriers are broken and the problems with the lights need addressing, especially given the lack of light by 4.00pm at night.”
The school safety problem is made more complicated by the pressure on parking at the busy local centre, a leisure centre and by the huge number of people shopping at the large Sainsbury next to the school.
He added: “The area is very busy with lots of illegal parking going on so we need the Council to take enforcement action. The double yellow lines are also breaking up and desperately need repainting. There are so many basic problems that need addressing. I believe the £20,000 I have secured will address these problems and improve the safety of the school students.”
Ben Nolan concluded: “A lot of parents are worried that a serious accident is just waiting to happen. The area immediately around the school is dangerous. A range of simple improvements will help make it a safer place for the school students as they get to and from the school.”