Council acts on zig zag lines

Contributed by editor on Nov 14, 2004 - 09:31 PM


Hawkinge Parish Council  agreed at its monthly meeting o­n 10 November to write to Shepway Council pressing for zig zag lines to be put outside the Churchill School in Haven Drive Hawkinge.<IMG alt="" hspace=10 src="images/havendrive2.jpg" align=left vspace=10 border=0>

The Hawkinge Community Safety Forum has campaigned for safer roads in the area and a recent poll conducted by the Hawkinge Gazette showed that 95% of residents who voted are in favour of 20mph speed limits in residential roads in the village.

Headteacher at the Churchill School Jennie Carter said that the School was working o­n a "Travel Plan" which includes, improving safety and also to encourage a reduction in traffic around the school.

"Congestion at the start and end of the day is bad enough with 230 pupils but, when we reach capacity of 420 pupils, it will be very much worse. Zig zag lines should help,  particularly when the low winter sun makes that stretch of Haven Drive hazardous", Mrs Carter said.