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Traffic scheme will help boost children’s safety

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: May 02, 2014

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A RAFT of traffic regulations have been put in place as part of a bid make sure youngsters heading to and from a new Burton school ‘stay safe’.

Just days after the official opening of Christ Church Primary School, in Uxbridge Street, council chiefs have revealed several measures put in place in roads surrounding the site to control traffic.

Special orders have now been put in place along Uxbridge Street, Dale Street and Alfred Street.

Bosses at Staffordshire County Council revealed that ‘school keep clear’ marking have been put in place between 8am and 9.30am and 3pm and 4.30pm across all three streets in a bid to deter parents from parking in the area.

A statement of reason from the authority stated: “On-street parking in the area was already strained by the presence of nearby businesses.”

The development has created increased pressure on on-street parking withing the vicinity of the school in particular at the start and end of the school day.

“Given the combination of parking in the vicinity of the school and the high frequency of vulnerable children, it was decided that additional road marking were required.”

The school has been built on the site of the former Uxbridge Community Centre and former Christ Church Primary School.

Teaching began at the school in September, but it was officially unveiled this week.

The school is one of three in the town which have been built in order to cope with its burgeoning birth rate.

More than 300 places will be provided at the site, which has been in the pipeline for the last two-and-a-half years.

The school is one of three in the town which have been built in order to cope with its burgeoning birth rate.

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