Traffic survey over need for Creggan school crossing patrol –Campbell

Sinn Féin Councillor Kevin Campbell has welcomed the news that the Education Authority in the Western Board is to carry out a survey to see if there is the need to introduce a crossing patrol person at one of Creggans busiest road junction.

Councillor Kevin Campbell said

Back in September I contacted the Education Authority in regards to a number of complaints I received from residents and parents  about the lack of a School Crossing Patrol Officer at the junction of Iniscarn Road and Eastway Road at the roundabout in the Creggan Estate.

This is a very dangerous junction and the school children are at the discretion and good will of the drivers to allow them to cross the road.

This junction serves three schools St John’s Primary, St Cecilia’s College and Bligh’s Lane nursery school which are attended by hundreds of pupils. I asked the Education Authority to look at allocating a School Crossing Patrol Officer there at peak times of the day.

 Historically there was always a School Crossing Patrol Officer at this junction but over the last number of years there hasn’t been one there leaving this area very dangerous for school children.

The Education Authority has now said that they will carry out a road traffic survey to see if they area meets the criteria and let me know in due in course.