Monday 18 December 2017

Call for crossing at Mercy School

WEXFORD Borough Council is to examine the possibility of putting a pedestrian crossing on St John's Road outside the Mercy School.

Members of the Parents' Council, Principal Pat Gately and Councillors Anthony Kelly and Fergie Kehoe met with Borough Engineer Tadhg O Corcora in recent days to express their concerns about the lack of a designated crossing for the school children.

Cllr Kelly said that it's the only school in Wexford town without a pedestrian crossing and there is also no lollipop person operating at the school in the mornings and evenings.

He said a number of parents had expressed their concern about the lack of safety measures to both himself and Cllr Kehoe, so they then arranged the meeting with Mr O Corcora.

The Borough Engineer has agreed to carry out a review of the situation, with a view to providing a pedestrian crossing. However, Cllr Kelly noted that the Borough Council would have no objection to putting in one place - it will be finding the funds to do so that will prove most problematic.

' They only have so much funding left at the moment and it's for lowcost projects,' said Cllr Kelly.

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