Anger after parents’ petition is rejected

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A PARENT who led a petition for a lollipop man or woman to be placed on a busy road has been left “shocked, saddened and angered” after it was rejected.

A PARENT who led a petition for a lollipop man or woman to be placed on a busy road has been left “shocked, saddened and angered” after it was rejected.

Campaigners have been calling for a lollipop person to improve safety

Campaigners have been calling for a lollipop person to improve safety

Jo Claydon, 42, of Ripley Road, Worthing, collected more than 250 signatures from concerned parents, who wanted extra safety measures on George V Avenue.

The road is located between West Park CE First and Middle School, and Elm Grove First School, and is an often-used route to school for pupils at both.

The parents are concerned that older children, who walk to school on their own, do not have a safe way of crossing.

But weeks after they submitted their petition for consideration by West Sussex County Council, it has been “rejected out of hand”.

Mrs Claydon said: “I am quite cross it has been rejected out of hand.

“I appreciate the council only has so much funding but I am saddened by the decision. God forbid something happens to a child on that stretch of road.”

For the full story, see the Worthing Herald, out today (Thursday, May 30).