shocked by ‘unsafe’ walk-to-school route between Stoke Holy Cross and
Mr Bacon (right) joined parents and a
police escort to walk the narrow road
from Stoke Holy Cross to Framingham
Earl High School
After joining concerned parents of Framingham Earl students to walk the route along Long Lane between Stoke Holy Cross and Framingham Earl, South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon commented:
“Along with a group of parents, I walked the narrow twisting route today. Even on a bright July morning with a police escort it was fairly hair-raising at times with cars, lorries and buses narrowly missing us and each other”.
“I am shocked that anyone would think this is a safe route. It is very hard to see how the county can maintain that the route is a safe one for Framingham Earl students to use, when the County itself says it is unsafe for primary schoolchildren going in the opposite direction.”
“I just don’t believe the route suddenly becomes safe when a child reaches 11 years of age. Quite frankly, this would not be a safe pedestrian route for adults”.
“I have written to Norfolk County Council asking for a review of this as
soon as possible. The county should declare this route ‘unavailable’ as
a walk-to-school route. This will ensure that all pupils can obtain a
bus pass rather than just some of them”.
14 July 2008
|© Richard Bacon 2010|