It’s Thursday. Thursday is guitar ensemble, clarinet lesson and football club, so we’re a bit like a couple of pack horses on our walk this morning. The nearer we got to school, the busier the path became. This didn’t deter vehicles from mounting the kerb to get by. Drivers continued to insist on coming through.
Was the absence of the bin lorry a big factor in the reduced number of problems yesterday? Curious to see if it was planned, I called the council this morning – apparently it wasn’t. So, I requested that the crew start their Broad Lane route after 9am. Hopefully this may alleviate the heightened stress levels that usually result for both the crew and other drivers, let’s see what happens over the next few weeks.
Yesterday, planning permission was granted for a school car park. Great news for everyone who has campaigned and worked for this result over the past few years. There was a fantastic turnout of parents and children at the council buildings in Crewe, where the plans were unanimously approved. I’m told that this rarely happens. Tim Marsden’s (Chair of Governors) heartfelt speech to the committee reminded everyone of what the plans were really all about – children’s safety.
Interesting to note that several councillors’ expressed the view that people routinely ignore the zig-zags outside schools in the area, perhaps thinking the rules don’t apply to them. According to highways, unlike double yellow lines, there is no waiting allowed on zig-zags during their hours of operation. This poster sums it up brilliantly.
The challenge now is how to best manage the traffic along Broad Lane in both the short and longer terms.
Today’s scores out of 10:
Traffic volume: 7
Stupid/careless parking: 0
No. of cars parking illegally:0