Ian Hampton writes: Just want to highlight the problems we will face when the Bramcote School moves sites in September.
This morning it took 5 minutes to clear the hard frost from the windscreen on my car at the top of the drive and 15 minutes to reverse out onto Moor Lane at the bottom of my drive. Grid lock only cleared by the proactive taxi driver getting out and directing traffic. Good man.
Obviously, with all traffic (and drop offs) for the secondary school moving to the Moor Lane entrance there will be extra traffic in the future. This will add to everyone’s inconvenience, but much more importantly and as mentioned to the school and to Broxtowe Borough Council by me previously, there will be additional danger to children crossing the road (as the vast majority do). It is already a major problem as many drivers are more interested in grabbing parking spots or dashing into gaps to make their way to or from the area than looking out for those walking to school. Indicators seemingly an optional extra not paid for when purchasing the car. Highway code is also ‘old hat’ apparently. My feeling is that no-one will take any notice until a child is injured.
Many thanks for publicising this issue.
Moor Lane resident and concerned parent.