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MP expresses concern about road safety outside Stretford school
KATE Green, MP for Stretford & Urmston, has contacted the chief executive of Trafford Council over road safety concerns around St Matt’s Primary School in Stretford.
As part of her Safer Trafford Streets campaign, Ms Green has spoken to dozens of parents at St Matt’s who are worried about parking and the lack of road markings outside the school.
The headteacher and governor of the school told the MP they would like to discourage parents from parking right outside the school and instead use an unused car park further down the road.
However, when Ms Green visited the unused car park, she found that it was in a state of complete disrepair.
The shadow spokesperson for disabled issues has now asked the council, who own the land, to install signs to the car park, prune hedges and introduce a gap to encourage parents to use the car park and improve road safety outside the school.
The issue of parking outside St Matt’s was raised in her dossier of residents’ road safety concerns which she presented to the council in May.
Ms Green said: “Many local parents who are understandably concerned about their children’s safety when dropping them off and picking them up from school have contacted me since the launch of my Safer Trafford Streets campaign.
“I hope that the Council will listen to parents, the Headteacher and the Governor at St Matt’s and make the car park fit for purpose.
“I will continue to press Trafford Council to make our roads as safe as possible for all road users.”
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