Save our school crossing patrol

Save our school crossing patrol

  To help the Council save money to meet the government’s austerity measures the Local Authority is recommending that our school crossing patrol is removed. A Local Authority survey has said that our site does not meet the criteria to justify keeping it and they are not recommending any mitigating measures such as an ‘engineered crossing’, i.e. a zebra crossing or light-controlled pedestrian crossing. The crossing sites were assessed by using the national criteria for evaluating SCP sites called PV Squared (PV2). This is based only on the number of pedestrians that cross at any location and the number of vehicles that pass through the crossing point. It is our opinion that this survey, and the decisions based on it, are flawed and may put lives at risk. The Local Authority states that “Where appropriate, PV2 may also take into consideration other factors such as speed, visibility, accidents and width of carriageway.” However, they have not made clear whether speed has been taken into account. Of the 80 crossing sites survey only 4 had a higher average term-time traffic speed than our Nursery School. All four of these, and many with significantly lower speeds, were deemed to meet the criteria for keeping their crossing patrol. PV2 does not take into account the nature of the traffic passing through. Our crossing site is on a road that carries a very high volume of heavy goods vehicles –with a much greater stopping distance than lighter goods vehicles or cars. PV2 does not take into account the road layout. Our crossing site is less than 10 metres from the entrance to a...
African Caribbean Celebration Day – Tuesday 18 July at 2.00 pm

African Caribbean Celebration Day – Tuesday 18 July at 2.00 pm

On Tuesday 18 July we are having an African/Caribbean Celebration Day. ‘Tribal Vibes’, a Senegalese drumming group will be doing storytelling, singing, drumming and dancing with the children. The day will end with a drumming/dance celebration in the garden (weather permitting). All children and their parents/carers are invited back at 2:00pm to join in. If the weather is bad we will have the celebration indoors. We need volunteers to help out on the day with various craft workshops e.g. face painting, necklace making, cutting up fruit etc. If you are able to help please see your child’s key person. We would be very grateful for any donations of tropical fruit or juices for the day. We hope you enjoy the celebration!...

Members of public encouraged to complete Quality of Life Survey

Bristol’s Quality of Life survey provides an annual snapshot of people’s lifestyles and how they feel about living in Bristol.   It gives local residents an opportunity to voice their opinions about living in Bristol, local public services, and what they think needs to be done differently in their area.  This year, for the first time, the survey is open to all members of the public aged 16 and over, giving them the chance to tell the council and other local public services what life is like where they live.  It runs until 29th May 2017.  We need as many people as possible to take part and have their say – to help us improve the city for everyone!   To complete the survey please log on to http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/qol-17/   ...