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Petition to: introduce a pedestrian crossing outside Auriol Junior School

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We the undersigned petition Surrey County Council to introduce a pedestrian crossing outside Auriol Junior School. More details

Petition update 2 from the council, 28 September 2011

The Epsom & Ewell Local Committee considered this petition at its meeting on 12 September 2011. The Committee noted the following response provided by Council officers.

"In March of this year, the Cabinet agreed that all existing school crossing patrols should continue to be funded and supported by the County Council’s Safer, Smarter Travel team. The Cabinet also agreed that whenever a school crossing patrol position becomes vacant at a site that has been rated as low risk, a review would be undertaken to check whether the school crossing patrol was still needed.

Other local factors in the scope of the review includes consideration of: the trip hazards, visibility, speed of traffic, volume of traffic, traffic manoeuvres, parking, condition of highway, user behaviour and environmental and seasonal variations. The Cabinet agreed that, as part of each review, the school and the local county councillor should be consulted to ensure that local views are taken into account in determining whether a new patrol needs to be recruited.

The entrance to the school is in Vale Road which has a 20mph speed limit and 3 road tables in place to achieve compliance with the restriction. The road width is insufficient to allow a pedestrian refuge island to be installed anywhere along its length and a traffic signal controlled crossing would be very expensive and unjustifiable given the other traffic calming measures already in place and the lack of collisions in close proximity. Highways officers have visited the location on numerous occasions and identified the main issue in the location being one of inconsiderate parking as opposed to excessive speed or dangerous driving.

In addition the County Council has now carried out a risk assessment, including a review of existing traffic calming measures. Due to the site being rated as low risk and the patrol becoming vacant, representatives of the school and the local member will be invited to a meeting on site in the new academic year to review the results of the risk assessment and discuss local concerns, before a recommended way forward is agreed.

Officers are also investigating whether it would be possible for the school to fund the salary of a school crossing patrol and for the County Council to provide training, uniform and insurance."

Petition update 1 from the council, 30 August 2011

This petition will be considered by the Epsom & Ewell Local Committee on Monday 12 September 2011 at 7.00pm in Ewell Court House.

More details from petition creator

The Head at Auriol has offered to contribute to Surrey County Council towards a new lollipop person to make a safer crossing for our children.

Surrey County Council has ceased to reinstate a new lollipop person due to financial cost. Would you agree a pedestrian crossing would be safer for our children, the elderly and the disabled? Pedestrian crossing would be permanent solution for those who also attend after-school clubs, evening and weekend activities.

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  • Updated: 20 Jul 2018