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Dormansland High Street Road Safety Campaign

Dormansland High Street, which is the main road through the village, is becoming increasingly dangerous for both children and their parents to cross.

 

This is due to the excessive speed of traffic, plus poor visibility caused by copious on street parking. The combination of these factors means crossing is now extremely hazardous. The problem is further exacerbated by the fact the High Street is the main route between Dormansland Primary School and the village shop, the recreation ground, the church and the village preschool.

 

A number of parents and children have already been involved in near misses; as it stands the High Street is an accident waiting to happen. It is not acceptable to wait until someone is hurt or killed before taking action.

 

We therefore ask for a number of safety measures including a zebra crossing, more school signage and a lowering of the speed limit to 20 miles per hour.

 

A petition is available to sign in the school office and we would urge all parents who cross the High Street with their children on a regular basis to sign it in support of this community campaign.

 

Alternatively, there is an online version of the petition, which can be accessed via the following link:

 

http://petitions.surreycc.gov.uk/dormanszebra/

 

Please note that you can only add your signature to one of these two petitions, and not both. The petition will be open until Thursday 9th June, after which it will be presented to a meeting of the Tandridge Local Committee on Friday 24th June. We will continue to keep you updated with any agreed action or further proposals that may arise following this meeting.

 

Many thanks for your support in keeping our local community and young children safe in Dormansland.

 

Sarah Stokes                                      Sarah Lloyd

Head Teacher                                     Parent and local campaigner


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