Delight as Mickley gets pedestrian crossing after 20 year campaign

16th May 2018

Delight as Mickley gets pedestrian crossing after 20-year campaign

 
 
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Coun. Anne Dale with Mickley First School pupils Aaron Pratt, Oliver Pratt, Jack Ridley, Ela Ozarar, Halise Ozarar, Emily Ridley and head teacher Andy Hudson. Photo: HX201807
 
 A PEDESTRIAN crossing has finally opened in Mickley after decades of campaigning.

A £75,000 crossing was agreed last year after pressure from residents and local county councillor Anne Dale.

Headteacher at Mickley First School Andrew Hudson said: “I’m just pleased that we’ve got a safe crossing within the village.

“It helps us access local facilities like the church easier. I think it will be a big help for parents and carers.

“We wrote a persuasive letter to the council asking them to consider what they could do to help us.

 “It’s nice to be listened to!”
 
The pedestrian-controlled traffic lights have been installed outside the Eastgate Manor care home, near the junction with Station Bank.

Coun. Dale has previously said she had been campaigning for a safe crossing in the village since 1999.